Venefit, formerly known as the VNUS closure technique, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that helps lessen the appearance of prominent varicose veins on your skin and reduces the health risks associated with them.
Varicose veins mainly occur on your legs when the valves that carry blood from your legs to the heart stop functioning. As a result, the blood pools in your legs, swelling the veins.
How Does Venefit Help?
The Venefit procedure uses radiofrequency energy to provide consistent and controlled heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls. This causes them to gently collapse and seal. Once a leg vein is closed, blood flow is redirected to healthy veins.
Who Can Benefit from Venefit?
Men and women of a wide age range have benefited from the Venefit procedure. If you have unsightly and prominent varicose veins, it may be right for you.
Before you decide to get this treatment, you will need to meet with Dr. Dishakjian for a consultation. This will help to rule out any potential risks that you may face if you are not suited for the Venefit procedure. Dr. Dishakjian will do a complete ultrasound examination to determine whether Venefit can help you achieve your desired results.
How Is the Venefit Procedure Carried Out?
You will be given local anesthesia to start. Dr. Dishakjian will advance the catheter up to the top of the affected vein. He will use ultrasound guidance to deliver heat energy to the segment of your vein being treated. The Venefit procedure heats seven centimeters of your vein at a time.
It takes twenty seconds to collapse seven centimeters of the vein. Dr. Dishakjian may also add external pressure to the area. Once one segment is done, the catheter is repositioned. The generator provides constant feedback that helps the doctor monitor progress.
After three to five minutes, a forty-five-centimeter vein can be treated. Depending on how many veins your doctor is treating, the Venefit procedure usually takes forty-five to sixty minutes. Expect to spend two to three hours at the facility for pre- and post-treatment procedures.
Dr. Dishakjian will want you to keep your legs wrapped in Ace bandages for at least 24 hours and may require compression stockings after that. Avoid standing or sitting in the same position for more than two hours at a time. Walking is encouraged to help avoid DVT formation.
Dr. Dishakjian will restrict your exercise for a couple of weeks to avoid sweating. You may need to refrain from activities like swimming or baths for approximately two weeks, since submerging your legs can be harmful until healing is complete.
Remove Your Veins with Dr. Dishakjian
To learn more about the Venefit treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled vein specialist Dr. Raffi Dishakjian. He will gladly assess your needs and answer any of the questions you may have about the procedure. Dr. Dishakjian has helped countless patients remove their visible varicose veins to reveal a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.