Today, I performed the FIRST VenaSeal™ procedure in Bristol. Sue West, who lives in Bristol, has been troubled by aching, throbbing varicose veins in both legs for many years. She had been to see her GP, but unfortunately, treatment was not available on the NHS. Her duplex ultrasound scan confirmed that she had severe reflux in the superficial veins in both legs. This reflux was the cause of her ache, throbbing, swelling and unsightly varicose veins. I discussed the various treatment options with her and she decided to go ahead with the VenaSeal™ procedure. I was able to treat both legs with just two local anaesthetic injections. Minutes after the procedure she was able to get up and go home without any bandages or stockings – she could get back to normal straight away.
Immediately after getting off the treatment couch, it was clear that her varicose veins have almost completely disappeared.
The Clinic in Bristol is one of the few centres in the United Kingdom that offers this revolutionary new treatment.
Venaseal™ or ‘superglue’ treatment by Sapheon is a unique non-surgical treatment that uses a medical adhesive to safely and effectively treat varicose veins. Unlike other treatments, VenaSeal™ does not require tumescent local anaesthetic around the vein, so there are far fewer injections. The VenaSeal™ procedure also eliminates the use of heat (or thermal energy) so there is no risk of nerve or skin injury. As the medical ‘superglue’ sets within a few minutes, the abnormal veins are dealt with in seconds and the healing process is rapid and medical stockings are not required afterwards. This means that veins can be treated all year round.
A tiny catheter is positioned inside the unhealthy vein using ultrasound through a small puncture in the skin. Next, a small amount of adhesive is delivered inside the vein using a special dispenser to seal the vein which has been identified as being unhealthy and which is causing the varicose veins. After the treatment, blood then travels back to the heart in nearby healthy veins. The glued vein is then absorbed by the body’s natural healing processes.
The VenaSeal™ Adhesive that is used during the procedure is made with a medically approved type of Cyanoacrylate, which has a proven track record of over 50 years of use in the field of medicine. The VenaSeal™ system uses a unique formulation of the compound and it is specifically designed for the treatment of varicose veins.
I have performed several VenaSeal™ procedures and I have been very impressed by the results. Ultrasound scans 6 months after treatment show that the vein is completely closed and in all cases the varicose veins have disappeared and symptoms have been cured. It’s early days, but I think the procedure is likely to gain in popularity.
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.