When you suffer from varicose veins, you may feel alone in your embarrassment and frustration. However, this condition affects a surprisingly large proportion of the population. Luckily, effective treatment is available. One of the newest and most sought-after varicose vein treatments is Venefit.
The Venefit procedure, which is also known as “VNUS Closure,” is a minimally-invasive treatment option that utilizes radiofrequency energy to treat varicose veins and eliminate associated symptoms. Below is some information to help you determine whether this treatment option is appropriate for you.
What is Venefit?
Venefit is a revolutionary procedure designed to address the underlying cause of varicose veins, Chronic Venous Insufficiency. It works by administering radiofrequency energy to the diseased vein, which causes the collagen in the walls of the veins to contract. The abnormal vein then seals shut, and blood is redirected into healthier veins nearby.
About the Procedure
During the Venefit procedure, the surgeon begins by numbing the area with a local anesthetic. He or she then guides a thin catheter into the abnormal vein. This catheter is used to deliver the radiofrequency energy into the vein’s walls.
The Venefit procedure does not require general anesthesia, and it can be performed in the comfort of your vein doctor’s office. In most cases, the procedure can be completed within 45 to 60 minutes.
After the Procedure
Most patients report feeling very little discomfort both during and after the Venefit procedure. Following the procedure, you may notice some mild bruising and discoloration. However, these side effects will fade over time. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities relatively soon after the procedure.
The Venefit procedure is effective for most patients. Results will typically appear within one to two weeks after the procedure is complete. Patients who undergo Venefit report an improvement in the appearance of their treated veins, as well as any symptoms they were experiencing because of the veins.
Although Venefit offers a number of benefits, it isn’t right for every patient. If you are interested in learning more about Venefit or any of the other procedures available to patients with varicose veins, please call the Bridgeport Vein Center today to schedule an appointment with a vascular surgeon.