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Using the VNUS Closure Procedure to Treat Bulging Leg Veins

Published on September 21, 2017

Bulged, twisted or swollen veins on the surface of the skin are caused due to conditions called Varicose veins. Valves are known to be damaged and blood is forced to clot inside the vein. Veins are stretched as we get older and skin elasticity is lost. Because of this the blood flows in the opposite direction and valves are forced to hold blood at higher pressure, causing them to be damaged.

Bulged veins, in extreme cases, can cause discomfort and swelling under the legs. Symptoms of varicose veins include aching feet, swollen veins, redness of the skin, and in some cases venous ulcerations.

Obesity, genetics, pregnancy, vein diseases, and hormonal changes are some of the causes for varicose veins. The condition is most common among women than men. Self-care precautions to treat bulging veins include the usage of compression stockings, avoiding tight dresses, and being active.

Sclerotherapy and Surface therapy are some of the surgical procedures available for bulged veins. But if one requires a simple and result driven procedure, one can opt for the VNUS closure procedure.

What is VNUS Closure Procedure?

VNUS closure is a non-surgical procedure to treat bulged veins. It adapts Radio-Frequency energy to heat and contract the blockage found inside vein walls. The RF energy is delivered by a thin catheter which is inserted into the vein through a small opening.

The time taken for the procedure is usually five minutes. Taking into account the pre and post treatment procedures the overall time for the procedure is thirty minutes.

Why Should you Opt for VNUS Closure Procedure?

Bulged veins are caused by damaged valves. Since valves cannot be repaired, blood has to be re-routed through healthy veins. Few surgical procedures, based on this principle involve the removal of the damaged vein, but under VNUS closure procedure the damaged vein is closed and other healthy veins empty blood from the legs.

Over the course of time, the vein becomes a fibrous tissue and is gradually incorporated into the surrounding tissue. The skin condition under the leg is known to be improved within two weeks. Research has proven that after two years of treatment, 90% of the treated veins remain closed and prevents Varicose Veins.

The Benefits of VNUS Closure Procedure

• Swelling and pain caused by bulging veins are eliminated.
• The procedure is simple, risk-free, and can be performed using local anesthesia.
• Delivers faster and safer Results.
• Patients can resume normal activities within a day.

Post Procedure Care

Individuals who undergo the procedure should schedule regular appointments for checkups and adapt a regular walking regime. Heavy lifting, standing for long periods of time, or performing any activity that causes strain on legs is to be avoided while you are recovering.

Before the treatment is performed, an Ultrasound examination by a qualified physician is advisable. Patients must discuss their past health conditions in great detail with a physician before opting for this procedure. This will help the physician determine any risk factors or complications involved and proceed accordingly. The VNUS closure procedure is free of pain with an effective healing capacity.

Contact Our Office

With the right treatment, your vein issues can be remedied quickly and safely. If you’re interested in learning more about the VNUS Closure Procedure and the other options available to you, contact our office today. With the help of skilled vein specialist, Dr. Raffi Dishakjian, your vein problems can be a thing of the past.