ENDOVENOUS FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY
Minimally invasive, nonsurgical
Treatment with Varithena® does not require any incisions or general anesthesia. It usually takes the doctor less than an hour to administer Varithena®.
Patients may resume some activities on the same day but should avoid heavy exercise for one week.
Types of veins treated
Varithena® treats a wide range of varicose veins in the GSV system, including:
Tortuous (twisted) veins
Veins above and below the knee
Veins with small, medium, and large diameters
Veins previously treated with other methods
Varithena® does not treat all forms of varicose veins. Please talk with your doctor to see if Varithena® may be right for you.
How Varithena® works
The doctor administers a small amount of Varithena® through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein
The Varithena® microfoam fills and treats the desired section of the vein
The diseased vein collapses and the microfoam is deactivated
When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby
Potential side effects
The most common side effects seen with Varithena® are leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain, and potentially serious
blood clots in the leg veins. These are not all of the possible side effects of Varithena®. See Important Safety Information.