ClariVein treatment can change the way you feel about the treatment of varicose veins. Varicose veins are one of the most uncomfortable side effects of working at a desk job or standing for extended periods of time. Your genetics can have an impact on whether or not you get them. Pregnancy and menopause in women create a higher risk of acquiring varicose veins. Aging for men and women alike offers an over 55% chance of getting them.
At some point in their lives, everyone sees the beginnings of varicose veins or will experience the painful inhibition that they cause, keeping us from the activities we love the most. After years of painful and uncomfortable venous disease treatments, we can now tackle them with ClariVein, raising the bar in eliminating varicose veins.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are unattractive, ropey and thick superficial (surface) veins in the legs, arms and chest areas. The legs are the main place that we see these varicose veins at Canada Vein Clinics since there are larger veins inside of the lower legs that rely on a great deal of pressure. Varicose veins are the result of venous insufficiency, causing a build up in blood flow from the lower extremities upward to the heart.
When the deep veins in the legs have difficulty moving blood upward against gravity to the heart, the blood is rerouted to surface veins, through perforator (connecting) veins. The superficial veins in the legs will take up the extra blood that pools within the legs since it has no where else to move to.
Why does blood pool in the legs? Blood pools in the legs and has difficulty moving upward, because the leg veins are overworked from too much standing or sitting. In these veins, there are valves that act like one way doorways for the blood to move through in sections as it is pushed up by the calves toward the heart. These valves in the legs can be overworked as we age or put more and more pressure on the legs causing them to open and close insufficiently.
When these valves are overworked and cannot provide the legs with the proper flow of blood from the lower extremities upward, we get this pooling of blood. The pooling of blood causes these bulging varicose veins on the surface of the legs. The only way to stop this pooling of blood in the legs and to reduce the appearance of varicose veins, is to reroute this surface blood to deeper veins. The only way to do this is close off those surface veins that offer an alternative route, thereby removing the varicose veins all together.
The ClariVein Treatment
Once upon a time, varicose vein treatment was painful and required long recovery times. These painful varicose vein treatments stripped the diseased veins from the body completely and this was an extremely invasive procedure. Since then we’ve moved through stages of treatments that could be done as outpatient procedures.
The latest outpatient procedures require less recovery time and can be nearly painless. This is a definite step up from what the process once was and more people are taking advantage of the new benefits. Old methods didn’t always solve the problem, and often these varicose veins grew back, having to be retreated.
ClariVein treatment raises the bar above all treatment including endovenous laser treatment also known as EVLT. EVLT and some of the common procedures require heat by laser to be applied to the varicose veins, closing off the vein. ClariVein treatment is healthier and moves beyond the original success of laser treatments because it offers the non-thermal vein ablation that can keep any damage from the surrounding tissues. Thermal ablation can cause some slight nerve damage as well, which is what ClariVein completely eliminates.
How does ClariVein Work?
ClariVein is the only disposable, single use catheter treatment that combines the use of a mechanical head with specific vein closing (sclerosing) medications to close off the diseased vein. ClariVein begins as an outpatient procedure that can be done directly within the office at Canada Vein Clinics. The physician will use ultrasound therapy to get a better look at the varicose vein from the surface of skin, since the treatment is minimally invasive there are no incisions made.
Once the physician finds the best point of entry, a very small needle is inserted into the vein and dispenses the mechanical tip of ClariVein that travels to the furthest point of the vein needing to be closed off. Once the mechanical tip is at the best point to begin closing the vein, the mechanical head begins turning in a 360-degree motion to begin administering the medication.
The ClariVein catheter is then pulled gently down the vein an inch at a time to carefully apply the medication, allowing the vein to react and close on itself. The catheter is pulled from the vein and a little pressure is applied to the surface of the skin. There are no sutures required, only a small compression bandage is added to the point in the skin where the needle was inserted into the vein. The entire treatment takes less than 30 minutes and is virtually pain free. Dr. Matz at Canada Vein Clinics is an expert in this treatment and has seen over 98% in keeping varicose veins closed permanently.
Benefits of ClariVein:
- Short treatment
- Back to normal activities right after treatment
- Under 30 minutes
- Virtually painless
- Non-thermal ablation
- Little to no nerve damage
- Keeps varicose veins closed off for good
Call Canada Vein Clinics to schedule your consultation for this comfortable varicose vein treatment today.