When it comes to treating varicose veins, you’ve got no shortage of treatment options, including both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. While surgery is sometimes the right path forward, nonsurgical procedures offer many benefits, such as shorter recovery times, reduced pain, less bleeding, and smaller incisions.
Here at Vascular Specialists, our team of surgeons and medical staff are happy to offer nonsurgical treatments that include sclerotherapy, venous ablation and VenaSeal® glue at our Vein Care Institute in Tinley Park and Evergreen Park, Illinois. In this blog, we zero in on VenaSeal glue in more detail.
VenaSeal is an innovative medical-grade adhesive designed to treat varicose veins. Under the guidance of an ultrasound, your Vein Care Institute provider inserts a catheter into your affected vein and puts the VenaSeal directly into your vein. We briefly apply light external pressure to help seal the vein shut.
The glue holds the varicose vein together, essentially closing off the problematic vein so that blood is rerouted to another, healthier vein. After removing the catheter, we simply cover the injection site with a bandage — no sutures needed!
As time passes, the closed-off blood vessels absorb into your body — you’ll no longer see those twisting, bulging varicose veins.
VenaSeal delivers several of the same benefits as other nonsurgical treatments for varicose veins:
And VenaSeal delivers a few additional benefits. Unlike laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal is a nonthermal procedure. Studies show that VenaSeal treatment may cause less bleeding than treatments that involve heat and may contribute to an overall faster recovery than thermal treatments.
Another advantage to VenaSeal is that you don’t necessarily need to wear compression stockings after your treatment. This isn’t the case with other nonsurgical treatments — the stockings are required with sclerotherapy and may be needed with venous ablation.
In other words, while all nonsurgical treatments carry some of the same benefits, VenaSeal takes the lead in terms of fastest recovery with minimal discomfort.
Varicose veins are notorious for the twisted, discolored veins they cause, but they pose more issues than cosmetic ones. You may be bothered by physical symptoms 一 leg pain or cramps, itching or burning sensations, swelling, or restlessness.
Before we recommend any type of treatment, our team performs a comprehensive exam, reviews your symptoms and your overall health, and explores all of your potential treatment options with you. We also review vascular ultrasound images to further assess your vein health and your circulation in your veins.
You might consider VenaSeal if:
To explore the possibilities of VenaSeal glue for the treatment of your varicose veins, call us at 815-824-4406 to schedule your consultation. You can also use our simple-to-use appointment request form.