If you’re embarrassed by the appearance of bulging, twisted varicose veins, you may be able to treat them without surgery. At Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, the providers offer Varithena® treatments to destroy varicose veins without incisions or downtime. The injectable foam effectively collapses damaged veins in just one treatment. To find out if Varithena is right for you, call the office in Somerville, New Jersey, or book an appointment online today.

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What is Varithena for varicose veins?

Varithena is an injectable foam that treats varicose veins. Injections of this prescription medication into damaged veins irritate the vessel and cause it to collapse.

Blood in the vein moves into healthy veins nearby, and the Varithena foam dilutes in your bloodstream and leaves your body as waste.

Treatment with Varithena takes less than an hour and requires no surgical incisions. After just one treatment, people find significant relief of leg aches, swelling, and other symptoms of varicose veins.

When should I consider treatment with Varithena?

You might be a candidate for Varithena treatment if you have discomfort from varicose veins. Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, can also use Varithena to treat damaged veins if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your legs because of the protruding veins.

Your provider physically examines your veins and may order ultrasound imaging of your leg to assess the flow of blood through your veins before recommending Varithena.

If you’re not a candidate for Varithena, they can discuss your other options for treatment, including endovenous ablation.

What can I expect during Varithena treatment?

During Varithena treatment, your Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, provider uses a thin needle to inject the microfoam into your damaged vein.

You may feel some discomfort during the injection, but, typically, it only takes one or two needle sticks to treat the vein.

Your provider can treat multiple varicose veins during the same appointment.

How long does it take to recover from a Varithena treatment?

Many people are able to get back to their usual activities on the same day as their Varithena treatment. Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, recommends that you wear compression socks on the treated leg for at least two weeks to support healthy blood circulation.

To keep blood flowing, you should walk at least 10 minutes a day for the next month and avoid long periods of sitting or lying down. For the first week after your treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise.

After Varithena treatment, it takes time for the treated vein to collapse and absorb back into your body. You may see a noticeable difference in the size of the treated vein within one or two weeks of treatment. However, it can take up to three weeks for your vein to go away completely.

Call Somerset Surgical Associates, LLC, to schedule a Varithena consultation or book an appointment online today.