The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new method for treating varicose veins. Referred to as the VenaSeal closure system, this procedure permanently treats varicose veins of the legs by sealing the affected superficial veins using an adhesive agent.
Superficial veins, as opposed to deep veins, are close to the skin and when damaged or diseased, causing improper blood flow and pooling which is what we see as varicose veins.
“This new system is the first to permanently treat varicose veins by sealing them with an adhesive, thereby giving patients another treatment option for this common condition,” said William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H., acting director of the Office of Device Evaluation in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “Because the VenaSeal system does not incorporate heat application or cutting, the in-office procedure can allow patients to quickly return to their normal activities, with less bruising.”
The VenaSeal system uses ultrasound imaging to seal the sick vein and does not involve the use of radio waves, lasers, or cutting, resulting in quicker recovery time and less bruising.
Austin Vein Specialists provides the best modern treatments available for varicose and spider veins including cosmetic laser therapies, radiofrequency leg procedures, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and micro phlebectomy surgery. All these procedures have a minimally invasive nature and most do not require any time off from work for recovery.
To find out if VenaSeal is the right treatment for your varicose veins, schedule a free consultation with a Board Certified cosmetic vein surgeon at Austin Vein Specialists. Call 512-339-9100 today.