Varicose veins come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Smaller veins, like spider veins, can be treated with procedures such as sclerotherapy. Deeper and larger veins need a more advanced form of treatment. That’s where Venefit Closure comes in. During Venefit, a vein doctor will use ultrasound to find the veins and radiofrequency energy to eliminate them. If you’re considering Venefit, you might have a number of questions about the treatment. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about it.
Common Questions About Venefit Closure
1. How is Venefit Different from Other Treatments?
Venefit, also known as VNUS Closure, is different from other procedures a vein treatment center might offer in a number of ways. First, it uses a different method to destroy the veins. Surgical procedures such as ambulatory phlebectomy physically remove the veins from the body. Procedures such as sclerotherapy use chemicals to destroy unwanted spider or smaller varicose veins. Venefit uses radiofrequency energy to cause the treated veins to collapse and fade away.
2. How Do You Prepare for Venefit?
Very little advanced preparation is needed for Venefit. Vascular surgeons typically recommend avoiding taking any diuretics before your treatment, but it is fine to continue to take most other types of medication. You also don’t need to change your diet before the procedure.
Since you will likely be a bit drowsy from the sedation and anesthesia after the treatment, one thing you will want to do in advance is arrange to have a friend or family member give you a ride home from the vein clinic.
3. What Happens to the Treated Veins?
Venefit eliminates problem varicose veins by causing them to collapse. Blood is no longer able to flow through the treated vein and instead is redirected to other veins in the body. Over time, the treated veins turn into fibrous tissue and are eventually reabsorbed by your body.
4. How Long Does Recovery Take?
One of the highlights of Venefit is that it has a very brief recovery period, especially when compared to traditional vein stripping treatments or laser treatments. For the most part, you can expect to go back to work or other daily activities the day after your treatment. You might have to avoid strenuous workouts and other vigorous activities for a few weeks after treatment, though.
5. How Can You Improve Results After Treatment?
You want to get the best results possible from your treatment. Your vein doctor will give you pointers on how to do that. For example, many vein doctors recommend taking regular walks after Venefit and wearing compression stockings to help the treated area heal more quickly.
If you have more questions about Venefit, Dr. Ken Janoff and the team at Bridgeport Vein Center are available to answer them. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.