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Spider Veins: VenaSeal Closure Glue Treatment in Wellington

Spider Veins, more accurately known as varicose veins are unsightly. They are often painful bulging veins on the legs and face, although not restricted to this area. The condition is fairly common. It is caused by defective valves inside the veins. The defective valves cause blood to follow gravity, typically meaning that the blood is flowing in the wrong direction.

Some of the common causes of varicose veins in Wellington include:

  • Side effects of medication
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Physical strain such as standing for prolonged periods of time

Although varicose veins pose an aesthetic and/or self-image problem, the condition can grow more serious if not treated. Additional complications may include:

  • Bleeding,
  • Clotting, and
  • Ulcerations in the vein.

It is best to seek spider vein treatment as soon as you spot the condition.

VenaSeal Treatment

VenaSeal closure glue treatment is just one of a handful of treatment options for varicose veins. VenaSeal is a medical glue, much like the common superglue, and is used to completely obstruct the problem vein. This obstruction causes the blood to seek alternative routes around the body, naturally favoring healthier and more efficient veins.

The treatment is straightforward and non-invasive. The process requires a certified doctor to make a small incision in the general affected area. He then inserts a catheter and uses ultrasound to make his way to the target vein. A few drops of the medical adhesive seal the vein while the excess is naturally absorbed by the body. There are also no concerns of the solution finding its way to the heart or other sensitive organs since it dries almost immediately (typically in three minutes or less).

It is common for the doctor to inject a small amount of local anesthesia before the incision is made to ensure a comfortable treatment.

VenaSeal Recovery

VenaSeal closure glue treatment in Wellington is incredibly simple and requires virtually no recovery time. You don’t have to worry about overnight stays or bed rest. Most patients can go grocery shopping right out of the doctor’s office. The entire process takes less than half an hour and you can expect to carry on with your daily work or family obligations with little or no discomfort.

Benefits of VenaSeal Glue

VenaSeal glue is a relatively new procedure for treating spider veins. It is quickly becoming a preferred option for patients. There are several notable benefits of the treatment including:

  • Quick procedure completed in half an hour or less
  • No days-off, bed rest or recovery time required
  • Painless or minimal discomfort during and after treatment
  • Quick results
  • No support such as compression socks required after treatment
  • Straightforward procedure for the patient’s peace of mind

FAQ’s

  • What is the recovery like from VenaSeal for varicose veins?
    There is virtually no recovery time required for VenaSeal treatment. You can quite literally walk out of the doctor’s office after the procedure and carry out your usual activities.
  • Is VenaSeal better than other treatments?
    VenaSeal treatment for spider veins is preferred over other procedures because it is:
  • Quick, the procedure takes 20-30 minutes
  • Noninvasive – only a catheter and small incision are involved
  • Straight forward process that doesn’t require much pre- or post-treatment care
  • Little to no pain or discomfort experienced
  • Almost instant results
  • What is VenaSeal?
    VenaSeal is basically a type of medical glue. As the name suggests, the glue seals the affected vein. The idea is for the blood to find alternative routes, usually using better and healthier veins.
  • How effective is VenaSeal treatment?
    VenaSeal treatment is very effective especially considering this is a non-invasive procedure. An overwhelming majority of patients report positive results even in the long-term.
  • Is it a painful treatment?
    A VenaSeal procedure is virtually painless. A local anesthesia is applied where the tiny incision is to be made. Inserting the catheter may feel uncomfortable but the process is more or less painless including after the treatment.
  • Do I require a follow-up?
    Your doctor may recommend follow-up just to make sure that the treatment worked.
  • What side effects can occur with the VenaSeal treatment?
    Less than 10% of VenaSeal patients experience side effects. The only known side effects are inflammation of the veins.

Find out more about the VenaSeal closure glue treatment in Wellington for spider veins by scheduling an appointment with Goldman Vein Institute. We will be happy to do an initial consultation and recommend the right course of action based on your condition.

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