Some of our blogs in the past have touched on varicose veins, but today, I’ll be discussing a new and innovative treatment that may just be the first method to permanently treat them. What makes this most exciting for me is that it is an entirely new way of approaching varicose veins that I had never considered before, and I’m happy to share it with you.
The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved the VenaSeal closure system, which is the first device ever to help eliminate varicose veins by sealing them with a glue. By injecting glue into the veins and having them stick together, the veins are flattened out and no longer visible.
This system is intended for people who struggle more with the symptoms can come with varicose veins, such as mild pain, blood clots, ulcers or other problems as a result of varicose veins. The best thing about this treatment? It requires no heat or cutting, which means far less bruising and a quick transition back into everyday life post-treatment.
“The device must be used as a system and differs from procedures that use drugs, laser, radio waves or cuts in the skin to close or remove veins,” the FDA explains.
However, you should not that this system is not for you if you are hypersensitive to the actual glue in the VenaSeal adhesive, as reactions can include acute inflammation of the veins as well as whole-body infections – so be careful if you’re weighing your options!
In conclusion, I’m incredibly excited to have a long-lasting and seemingly painless solution to dealing with varicose veins. It certainly beats compression stockings! I look forward to seeing this system implemented successfully and most importantly, happier and confident patients.