POLIDOCANOL INJECTABLE FOAM
Varithena is the only FDA-approved foam treatment for varicose veins of the great saphenous vein (GSV) as well as tortuous bulging varicose veins. Varithena has been proven to improve the 5 most common symptoms patients consider most symptomatic, such as achiness, swelling, throbbing, heaviness, and itching.
Some patients receiving Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam) only need a single treatment. Additional treatment may be needed, depending on the number and size of veins to be treated.
- • It usually takes the doctor LESS THEN 10 MINUTES TO ADMINISTER VARITHENA & FULLY TREA THE UNHEALTHY VEIN.
- • Treatment with Varithena is minimally invasive and nonsurgical (no incisions required)
- • The doctor usually numbs the injection site, but no additional anesthesia is required
- • The doctor administers a small amount of Varithena through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein
- • Following administration, the doctor applies bandages and compression stockings to the leg
- • Patients may resume some activities the same day as treatment.
- • Heavy exercise should be avoided for one week.
- • Post-treatment bandages need to be kept dry and in place for 48 hours, and compression stockings must be worn on the treated leg for 2 weeks.
- • Patients should walk at least 10 minutes a day and avoid long periods of inactivity. If you have received treatment with Varithena, your doctor will give you additional instructions for post-treatment self care.