New treatment options for vein disease are saying good-bye to possibly the worst part of ablation procedures: the repeated needle pokes. Painful, invasive stripping techniques have already received a minimally invasive upgrade with procedures like Endovenous Laser Ablation and Radio Frequency Ablation (RF). Today, a new technology, VenaSeal™ offers an even more comfortable experience delivering the same great results of its predecessor, the still greatly advanced ClariVein®. So which treatment is right for you?
VenaSeal is an innovative, leading-edge procedure
The VenaSeal Closure System is the only procedure that treats abnormal veins with adhesive agents. This innovative, minimally invasive treatment has nearly no discomfort following the procedure, as compared to traditional laser or RF. The VenaSeal procedure uses proprietary medical grade ‘superglue’ to permanently seal the vein walls in seconds. It is placed inside the varicose vein via a tiny catheter. It’s a quick and painless procedure; each vein takes approximately 15 minutes to treat.
Benefits of VenaSeal
VenaSeal is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal procedure that delivers an adhesive agent endovenously to close the vein, which means there is no risk of nerve injury. Nerve injury is often associated with thermal-based (laser) procedures. Additional benefits of VenaSeal include:
- Minimally invasive
The adhesive is injected via a single needle stick, which means only local anesthesia is needed and no stiches are required. Also, post-procedure compression stockings are (typically) not required.
- No downtime
This innovative treatment is specifically designed to allow for a rapid, same-day return to normal, everyday activities.
- Clinically proven to work
The VenaSeal Closure System is backed by multiple clinical studies , which demonstrated the procedure is safe and effective.
ClariVein® is used to treat larger, saphenous varicose veins
Similar to VenaSeal, ClariVein is performed through a small entry point and does not require stitches or staples. However, this procedure uses a technique commonly used to treat smaller varicose veins: sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy uses an irritant to damage, scar and close the affected vein. While Sclerotherapy works well on smaller varicose veins, ClariVein is more effective at treating larger, saphenous veins.
The MOCA procedure (Mechanical Occlusion with Chemical Assistance), also known as ClariVein in the United States, uses a tiny, blunt-ended, rotating fiber that gently, but rapidly spins in the inside veins to agitate the lining. As it rotates, a chemical (normally used to treat veins) is injected to irritate and collapse larger, saphenous abnormal veins.
Benefits of ClariVein
Benefits of ClariVein include:
- Minimal pain, a small prick from the insertion of the catheter to the vein is all you feel
- No need for general anesthesia
- Fast procedure, lasting just 15-30 minutes
- No downtime; most patients can resume normal activities the same day
Carolina Vein Specialists is the first medical practice in the Triad to treat patients with this amazing VenaSeal technology, providing an alternative to laser and RF, with significant benefits to treat painful, achy legs due to vein disease. Speak to one of our vein disease specialists at Carolina Vein Specialists to see if this procedure is right for you. We are proud to be the first (and currently only) practice in the Triad offering this state-of-the-art treatment. Call 336-645-3824 to learn more or to schedule a consultation.