People who suffer from unsightly varicose veins and spider veins have had a limited number of choices to rid themselves of them until now. At the end of a long day on their feet, many people who have varicose veins or venous reflux disease will often complain of unrelenting pain in their legs.
The VenaSeal™ system is a revolutionary new technique that uses a special nontoxic medical adhesive to seal the vein from the inside – so that it will dry up, the blood will re-route itself through other veins, and the problematic vein will be absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system and disappear. One of the major benefits of this method is that it does not injure nearby nerves, because the treatment goes directly inside the vein itself.
VenaSeal is an FDA-approved therapy to cure people of chronic venous insufficiency, venous reflux disease, and varicose veins.
How VenaSeal Works
Using ultrasound, the physician will confirm the location of the varicose vein. The doctor will then numb the target area, and then inject the VenaSeal adhesive material through a catheter into the vein.
The benefits of the VenaSeal procedure is that there is no heat or swelling, and it can be done during an in-office visit without the need for a surgical center or hospital. Patients love the VenaSeal system because it eliminates the associated risks of other treatments, which have the potential for causing damage to the nerves near the site of the treatment.
How Varicose Veins Form
Nearly 30 million adult Americans have some degree of varicose veins, and the most common cause of varicose veins is venous reflux. This happens when the valves in the veins weaken and thereby permit blood to flow backward, causing an increased amount of blood and pressure in the vein.
This causes the walls of the vein to bulge, and the vein increases in size to accommodate the extra blood. The vein therefore becomes visible if it is close to the skin.
Another cause of varicose veins is genetics. If your family members have them, it is likely that other relatives will inherit a propensity for developing varicose veins – especially in someone who is on their feet all day.
Female hormones, such as estrogen, also are a potential cause of varicose veins. The risk of developing varicose veins increases when taking anything with extra female hormones, like birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy.
People who are overweight or obese place extra pressure on the veins in their legs, thereby causing varicose veins to form. Pregnancy also raises the chances of a woman developing varicose veins, although women who get varicose veins while pregnant likely will lose them after giving birth.
Benefits of VenaSeal
There is no need for any large-area nerve block to endure the treatment of VenaSeal. It is a tiny pin prick when the needle is placed, but it does not cause enduring painful heat sensations, the risk of burns, swelling, or the need for pain medicine or compression stockings following the procedure. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for venous reflux and varicose veins that does not use heat, swelling, or irritants to treat these conditions.
Who Can Fix My Varicose Veins?
If you have spider veins or varicose veins, or unexplained leg pain after standing on your feet all day, Dr. Saiyad is here for you. We have locations in Tampa and Largo for your convenience.