What is ClariVein?
ClariVein is a minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided treatment for varicose veins. This is a safe and effective means of removing varicose veins with minimal post-treatment bruising, discomfort, or side effects. The procedure involves inserting a specialized catheter with a rotating into the diseased vein via an incision. The catheter, when activated, damages the diseased vein’s walls while injecting a medicine called sclerosant, thus collapsing the varicose veins.
The ClariVein Procedure Overview
During your ClariVein treatment, the vein physician will administer local anesthesia and make a small incision on the skin’s surface on your affected leg. The ClariVein device will be inserted through the incision and into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the specialized ClariVein device is activated, its rotating wire damages the diseased vein while injecting a sclerosant chemical that fuses it shut. The procedure concludes within 30 minutes, following which you can resume your daily activities and work with no downtime.
The ClariVein Device
The ClariVein procedure is performed using a specialized catheter with a rotating wire tip. The catheter is a hollow needle that delivers sclerosant medicine into the diseased vein to seal it shut. As such, the ClariVein procedure is performed with a combination of mechanical energy and chemical energy, rather than thermal energy.
Are You a Candidate for VenaSeal?
To determine if you’re a candidate for VenaSeal, you must contact our talented vein doctors in Long Island. Our vein doctors will examine your leg veins, review your medical history, and perform Duplex Ultrasound to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins. This will help them determine if you have chronic venous insufficiency and if you’re a suitable candidate for VenaSeal.
Generally speaking, VenaSeal is an appropriate treatment for most patients with chronic venous insufficiency. As such, if you want to learn about your candidacy, please schedule your vein treatment in Long Island today.
The Side Effects of ClariVein:
- Numbness and tingling of the thighs and calves, which can be alleviated with medications.
- Skin discoloration and darkening, which can be treated with topical creams.
Limitations of ClariVein
- ClariVein is only suitable for the treatment of large, tortuous varicose veins. It shouldn’t be used to treat small veins on the face, feet, and hands because these areas contain dense artery connections, and accidentally damaging the arteries can be problematic.
The Pros & Cons of ClariVein
Pros of ClariVein:
- Immediate onset of results
- Immediate return to daily activities
- Minimal post-treatment bruising
- No need for multiple injections
Cons of ClariVein:
- Not suitable for all patients
- Not suitable for small veins on the face, feet, and hands
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