Updated on: August 18, 2014
Have you heard of VNUS and you wanted to learn more to see if this procedure was for you? Do you have large varicose veins that are unattractive and uncomfortable? If you answered yes to these questions, then read on, because VNUS can help you.

Today, the newest treatment is called "VNUS Closure FAST". VNUS Closure FAST used heat to permanently close the problem vein. With VNUS Closure FAST a catheter is threaded into the vein near the knee, through a very small (2 mm to 3 mm) incision. Ultrasound is then used to correctly position the catheter in the vein. Before the catheter is turned on, local anesthesia is injected around the vein. The catheter heats up a 6.5 cm length of the vein for about 20 seconds and is then moved along the length of the vein. The VNUS Closure FAST closes and scars the vein, which is then treated as waste by the body and is removed over time.

Some parts of the treated varicose vein may remain in bulging sections and a few smaller veins may remain after treatment. These remaining veins can later be treated with sclerotherapy (injections which also close smaller veins) or laser treatment.

Because this treatment is minimally invasive, and performed with only local anesthesia, patients are back on their feet the next day. Improvements will be noticed in about one week, with the body taking several months to remove the scarred vein.

Risk involved in VNUS Closure FAST can include:

• Thrombosis

• Vein perforation

• Phlebitis

• Pulmonary embolism

• Hematoma

• Bruising

• Infection

• Numbness or tingling

• Burn on the skin

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in the your area who are innovative in their vein treatment procedures. If you are experiencing problems with spider and varicose veins you can find a vein treatment center in your area now.

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