Varithena in Austin, Texas (TX)

As a great saphenous vein system treatment, Varithena is a FDA-approved, foam-based alternative to some of the top-tier solutions currently on the market.  It is non-surgical and works to improve the symptoms caused by varicose veins, as well as minimize their appearance.  

What Does Varithena Consist of and How Does it Work?

Varithena is composed of polidoconol, a local anesthetic that is used as a sclerosant (varicose vein irritant treatment). It is administered via an injection (a catheter is used in some cases) straight into the GSV system and takes no more than an hour for a physician to complete. The microfoam then fills the vein and subsequently collapses the affected vein. As a result, blood flow transfers to adjacent veins, establishing healthier circulation.  

What Are the Side Effects?

While minimal, the most common side effects of Varithena include leg pain, injection site pain and, in rare cases, serious blood clots. If you are susceptible to blood clots or currently have them, you should consider alternatives. Because of the nature of the procedure, you should not engage in any heavy activity for a week following treatment.  

Types of Veins Varithena Treats

Being a foam-based inoculation, and also being the only FDA-approved treatment of its kind, it does not involve any incisions or targeted thermal applications.  It is direct and covers the affected regions of the GSV system quickly and effectively.
Here are some of the types of varicose veins it is most effective on:
  • Tortuous (twisted) veins
  • Veins above and below the knee
  • Veins with small, medium, and large diameters
  • Veins previously treated with other methods  

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About Austin Vein Specialists

Austin Vein Specialists is a medical and surgical clinic devoted exclusively to the treatment of vascular and vein disorders. Our focus is the cosmetic treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. We utilize the most modern vein therapies available, including vein laser treatments, EVLT, ultrasound-guided vein treatments, radiofrequency ablation, VNUS, venous sclerotherapy, and ambulatory microphlebectomy. The Vascular Imaging Department within our facility allows us to provide immediate on-site ultrasound studies for your convenience. At Austin Vein Specialists, we pride ourselves on achieving the best possible cosmetic results through our use of the most state-of-the-art procedures available. Our goal is to achieve complete satisfaction for every patient through our dedication to exceptional care. At our Vein Clinic, you will always be seen, examined, and treated by a physician one-on-one.

Additional Location:
171 Deepwood Drive,Suite 102
Round Rock, TX 78681

Featured Specialist for Varithena in Austin, TX

Austin Vein Specialists

Joel Gotvald, MD, FACS, RPVI

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2217 Park Bend Drive
Suite 230
Austin, TX 78758

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