What is VenaSeal?

VenaSeal is a minimally invasive treatment for chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of spider veins, varicose veins, and other vein problems. This procedure involves injecting a medical-grade adhesive, known as cyanoacrylate glue, into the diseased vein responsible for your vein problems. The diseased vein seals shut, and the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, restoring optimal blood circulation to the heart.

VenaSeal is one of the safest and least invasive treatment options for vein disease. Like all other minimally invasive treatments, it doesn’t involve downtime or harsh side effects. However, unlike other vein treatments, you don’t even have to wear ACE bandages or compression stockings after the VenaSeal treatment. You can also resume swimming, strenuous workouts, and other such activities — no activity limitations at all!

How does VenaSeal work?

To understand how VenaSeal works, you must understand chronic venous insufficiency and its symptoms. Healthy veins contain vein valves that act as one-way doors, ensuring one-way blood circulation to the heart, often against the force of gravity. Venous insufficiency is a medical condition wherein your vein valves collapse, and gravity forces blood to flow backward, eventually accumulating in the leg veins. The continued accumulation of blood in leg veins leads to spider veins, varicose veins, and most other vein problems.

Most people identify venous insufficiency when they notice spider veins and bulging varicose veins on the skin’s surface. However, venous insufficiency can also be identified from numerous other symptoms, such as leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, frequent leg cramps, leg pain, swollen ankles and feet, and skin discoloration. If allowed to go untreated, vein disease can also lead to non-healing leg wounds, known as leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, and other complications. Treating vein disease is an essential component of vein treatments; otherwise, the symptoms will keep returning.

VenaSeal Closure System works by destroying the diseased vein responsible for your vein problems. The vein doctor makes a small incision on the skin’s surface to insert a specialized catheter into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is lodged in place, the vein doctor delivers the medical-grade cyanoacrylate glue into the diseased vein. The VenaSeal glue promotes fibrotic growth, sealing the vein shut. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, and the diseased vein is eventually reabsorbed into the body.

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Am I a good candidate for VenaSeal?

VenaSeal is generally recommended to patients diagnosed with underlying chronic venous insufficiency. Most patients with underlying vein disease qualify for VenaSeal treatments, but only a vein doctor can determine if it’s the right treatment for you. Please contact our vein centers in Maryland for a thorough consultation and determine if you’re a candidate for VenaSeal.
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FAQ About Venaseal

What happens after the VenaSeal procedure?

VenaSeal doesn’t involve any downtime, which is why patients often seek this treatment during their lunch break from work. After the VenaSeal treatment, you can resume your daily activities and work immediately. This is one of the only minimally invasive treatments that allows you to resume all daily activities, including swimming and showering — you don’t have to worry about getting your legs wet.

Most vein treatments necessitate wearing compression stockings or ACE bandages after the procedure — but not VenaSeal. You don’t have to wear compression stockings or ACE bandages, even for a day. You might experience a little firmness on your legs in the treatment area, but that’s because the diseased vein will harden before fading away from the skin within a few weeks.

Do I need other treatments after VenaSeal?

VenaSeal is a completely safe, minimally invasive treatment with a nearly perfect success rate exceeding 98%. Furthermore, VenaSeal addresses the root cause of your vein problems, so the risk of vein disease recurrence is negligible. Considering the comprehensive nature of this treatment, you don’t have to worry about needing additional treatments later.

VenaSeal’s popularity amongst patients makes complete sense — it’s a safe, in-office treatment that addresses the root cause of your vein problems and ensures immediate results without downtime or harsh side effects. You don’t even have to wear compression stockings or ACE bandages. What’s not to love?

The Maryland Vein Center is led by highly-skilled, board-certified vein doctors who carefully examine your leg veins and discuss your goals to curate the ideal vein treatment plans. If you want healthier legs without spider veins or varicose veins, please schedule an appointment today!

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