We already have excellent procedures for superficial vein reflux – the cause of varicose veins and thread veins. Procedures such as endo-venous laser (EVLT), Radiofrequency Ablation, and VNUS Closure which can be performed under local anesthetic on a walk in walk out basis. So why choose VenaSeal or medical superglue for veins?
Here are 3 reasons why you might wish to consider VenaSeal by Sapheon for the treatment of your varicose veins.
-1) The VenaSeal medical superglue procedure by Sapheon does not use thermal or heat energy, so tumescent local anaesthetic is not required. Tumescent local anesthetic is the administration of large volumes of very dilute local anaesthetic around the vein. This means only one local anesthetic jab (needle stick) is needed per leg and the VenaSeal procedure is truly painless. People who are very sensitive to needles or needle phobic may find this particularly attractive. Further more, as no heat is used, there is no risk of skin injury or nerve injury with VenaSeal (a very small risk with VNUS Closure or EVLT).
-2) The venous reflux is abolish instantly. The superglue bonds the vein walls closed immediately and this is confirmed by duplex ultrasound scans straight after treatment. Many people report instant relief of their symptoms. Of course there is an associated healing process that does take many weeks to complete, but the underlying superficial venous reflux is abolished within at few minutes of the application of the superglue inside the veins.
-3) There is no need to wear bandages or compression stockings after the vein treatment. Some vein treatments – particularly ultrasound guided foam sclerotheray- may require prolonged periods in bandages or medical grade compression hosiery. After VenaSeal, most people only have a bandaid on a single vein needle puncture site,
VenaSeal does come at a premium and may not be in everyone’s budget. It is not currently covered by private health insurance companies such as BUPA, AVIVA, WPA and others. It very unlikely that VenaSeal will ever be available on the NHS in the United Kingdom. However, for those people wanting the latest quality treatment for their varicose veins and superficial vein reflux, VenaSeal by Sapheon may offer very attractive advantages.
Contact me today for a confidential chat
If you’re worried about your veins and would like a confidential chat please do get in touch. I am happy to offer simple advice by telephone or email for free and without obligation.
The VeinCare Centre also offers a screening assessment with our vascular technologist. For £25 you can have a scan with Wendy Parsons. She is not a doctor and so she could not give you medical advice but she can check your deep veins and your varicose veins and give you an idea of how bad they are and what treatment options might be available. If you would like to have an appointment with Wendy please call 0800 698 3467.