What is Varithena?
Varithena is a foam medication injected into a vein using ultrasound guidance to pinpoint the precise area of need. This foam infusion causes the varicose vein to safely and gently close. Your blood then simply redirects through your surrounding healthy veins, allowing increased circulation and symptoms to improve.
What Varithena Treats
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Varithena is covered by insurance because this vein treatment is done to address medical symptoms related to the underlying cause of vein disease, known as chronic venous insufficiency. Varicose vein treatments, such as Varithena, address symptoms like poor circulation, leg swelling, and restless legs. At Metro Vein Centers, we accept over 200+ insurance plans and work directly with your insurance provider to maximize your coverage, without any paperwork or hassle for you.
The medicated foam helps to close off faulty blood vessels, causing a varicose vein to seal itself shut. Once closed, blood flow naturally reroutes through neighboring healthy veins and increases circulation to alleviate symptoms.
Varithena treatment is minimally invasive, nonsurgical, and takes place right in our office. Treatment takes less than 15 minutes, and there’s no downtime needed, meaning you can get back to your day right away.
In fact, most patients can resume their normal routine immediately, and experience immediate improvement in symptoms, with the appearance of their varicose veins improving over time.
Here’s what happens during this varicose vein treatment:
- First, we’ll numb the treatment area using a local anesthetic.
- Then, using ultrasound guidance, we’ll find the target vein and then slowly inject a small amount of Varithena into it.
- The foam will then fill the vein, displacing the blood that has pooled there, and causing it to close.
- Lastly, we’ll tape and bandage the injection site, and put on your compression stockings.
Varithena is a very safe procedure with minimal risk of complication. Temporary tenderness or mild bruising at the injection site are totally normal.
Varithena is typically used to treat veins farther under the surface in order to treat the root cause of your symptoms. It is often used in combination with other treatments to achieve both symptom relief and cosmetic results. During your consultation, our experienced, board-certified vein specialists will help determine a custom treatment plan to address your unique needs.
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