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Venefit Targeted Endovenous Therapy: Treat Varicose Veins Using RF Energy

Published on July 20, 2017
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There are numerous cosmetic procedures to correct various imperfections, but there are not many options when it comes to treating varicose veins. Fortunately, Venefit Targeted Endovenous therapy is an innovative treatment that has proven to be beneficial in improving varicose veins.

What Happens During Venefit Targeted Endovenous Therapy?

This is a safe method that utilizes RF energy to correct varicose veins. This procedure is non-surgical and minimally invasive. So those who are skeptical about getting a surgery done and scared about getting a post-surgical mark can opt for this treatment without a second thought. The procedure might take anywhere between 45 to 60 minutes.

Undergoing the treatment requires the skilled hands of an experienced surgeon. When varicose veins occur, repairing them might be tough so blocking the blood supply to the necessary vein would be the ideal solution. Without blood flow to the vein, it will disintegrate and be removed through the body’s natural processes.

• A local anesthesia is administered to alleviate the pain involved. In rare cases a general anesthesia might be required. The procedure doesn’t involve any incisions so there is minimal discomfort involved.

• The affected vein is found and a narrow catheter is inserted precisely into the vein. For this, a very small incision is made. RF energy is then applied through the catheter. This helps apply uniform heat.

• The heat applied would cause the tissue surrounding the walls of the veins to contract. The contraction results in the veins being closed shut. The blood will then start to flow through healthier veins. Once the vein closes shut, the catheter is slowly removed from the vein.

• This method comes with very little risks and is found to be successful in most of the cases. The recovery is also quick.

This procedure is popular and has been practiced for quite some time. In the past, it was known by the name VNUS Closure as it involves the closure of the targeted veins. The current version is an improved variant of the same procedure without many changes in the underlying method.

This treatment is a lot different from endovenous laser, vein stripping, and other methods used to address varicose veins. This treatment was designed to overcome the limitations of the other procedures.

What To Expect After The Procedure?

The result is almost immediate. The closure of the vein happens at once. But for the vein to completely disintegrate it might take some time. During this period, the vein will be cut off from its blood supply and slowly transforms into a scar tissue. The body will then absorb the scar tissue and remove it from the body.

Blood flow will continue normally to the other healthy veins in the area. The results provided are permanent. Visible changes can be noticed in patients within one to two weeks after the procedure. Very little to no post-surgical marks or bruising occurs after the treatment.

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As an experienced vein specialist, Dr. Raffi Dishakjian can help you eliminate unsightly veins for good. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today.