Varicose veins can be an embarrassing and even painful condition, but the good news is there are now minimally-invasive ways to get rid of the swollen vessels and their uncomfortable symptoms. One of the newest treatment options is a procedure known as VenaSeal, which is used to seal diseased veins closed so they can be eliminated by the body’s natural processes. This revolutionary treatment can actually improve your vein healthy in a variety of ways.
Causes of Varicose Veins
To understand the benefits of VenaSeal, it is helpful to understand what causes varicose veins to form in the first place. Veins are responsible for carrying blood back to the heart, a job assisted by small valves inside the vessels that keep blood flowing in a single direction. Over time, these valves might stop working as efficiently, particularly those in the veins of the lower leg that must work even harder to get blood back up the legs and body to the heart.
When the valves stop working properly, blood can begin to pool inside the vein. This causes the vessel to weaken and swell until a varicose vein becomes visible on the skin’s surface. The condition, which is known as venous insufficiency or venous reflux, can occur in both men and women and tends to be more common in adults over the age of 50.
Getting to the Root of the Problem
VenaSeal is a treatment that actually addresses the root of the venous insufficiency, those malfunctioning veins that are no longer allowing for healthy blood flow. When blood doesn’t flow properly in those vessels, the pressure in the vascular system can increase overall. This can lead to the formation of additional varicose veins, as well as painful symptoms like:
- Pain and aching in the legs
- Heaviness and fatigued legs
- Swelling of the lower leg and foot
- Cramping and restless legs at night
- Skin irritation and changes in skin color
VenaSeal actually works by eliminating the veins that are causing the problem When those veins are sealed closed by the VenaSeal formulation, they collapse and are reabsorbed by the body over time. The blood flow can then naturally reroute to healthy veins nearby, which lowers pressure inside the veins and improves blood flow throughout the body.
In addition to eliminating the diseased vessel and restoring healthy blood flow, VenaSeal treatments further improve vein health by eradicating the uncomfortable symptoms you experienced along with your varicose vein. Some patients find the symptoms are relieved as soon as treatment is over. For others, it may take a few days before the symptoms are noticeably relieved but once they are, the positive benefits should be permanent.
More about VenaSeal
VenaSeal is a minimally-invasive treatment that can be performed right in our office at Windward Vein. The vein to be treated is located via ultrasound, a painless procedure that uses sound waves to create images of the malfunctioning vessel. Once the vein is located, a small tube called a catheter is inserted directly into the vessel, which delivers a gel-like substance that seals the vein closed.
The procedure is nearly painless and does not involve any recovery time afterward. Most of our patients head back to work and other activities right away. No compression stockings are required after treatment and patients will see the positive results of their procedure fairly quickly. Once the vein is eliminated, it cannot return.
If you are suffering with unattractive, uncomfortable varicose veins, help is available. Contact Windward Vein today at 808-797-2687 to find out if VenaSeal is the right treatment for you.