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What is Varithena?

Varithena is the brand name of polidocanol, a sclerosing agent that is injected as a foam into varicose veins and spider veins to close them and improve blood flow.

How does Varithena work?

Varithena works by irritating the lining of the diseased veins, causing them to collapse and seal shut. The blood is then redirected to healthier veins nearby. Varithena can treat veins of different sizes and locations, including the great saphenous vein (GSV) and accessory saphenous veins above and below the knee

What are the benefits of Varithena?

Varithena offers several benefits for patients with vein disease, such as:

  • It is minimally invasive and does not require incisions or stitches.
  • It is usually performed in less than an hour and may require only one treatment.
  • It reduces symptoms such as pain, swelling, itching, and ulcers caused by varicose veins.
  • It improves the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins.

What are the risks or complications of Varithena?

Varithena is generally safe and effective, but like any medical procedure, it may have some risks or complications, such as:

  • Allergic reactions, which may be severe in rare cases.
  • Infection, bleeding, or bruising at the injection site.
  • Nerve damage or numbness in the treated area.
  • Blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
  • Skin burns or discoloration.
  • Recurrence of varicose veins or vein disease.

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TN 38305

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