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Don't Hide Your Legs this Summer - We offer a Quick New Way to treat Varicose Veins
What Are Varicose Veins
Varicose veins occur in up to one in three men and women and are caused by faulty valves in the surface leg veins. As the veins malfunction, blood flows the wrong way pooling in the vein, causing it to have a painful and unsightly twisting and bulging appearance.
If left untreated, varicose veins can lead to leg ulcers and subsequent infection. Although often hereditary, and most common in older and obese people, pregnant women and people who stand for long periods, this condition can occur to virtually anyone at anytime. And while many theories exist, medical science remains unsure of any absolute cause of this very common and very painful disease.
How It Works
This quick, safe and pain free ClariVein® procedure involves the insertion of a fine rotating catheter into the vein under ultrasound guidance.
As the catheter is withdrawn, a chemical is released which safely and painlessly closes the varicose vein,
leaving no bruising or nerve/skin damage. The patient can then return to their normal daily activities.
ClariVein® has many advantages over existing old fashioned techniques:
• Less expensive than surgery, laser and radio frequency ablation
• No requirement for multiple needle sticks
• No risk of nerve or skin damage, or numbness from heat damage to surrounding tissue
• Minimal bruising
• High patient comfort level throughout the procedure and afterwards
• No high internal leg pressure
• An immediate return to normal daily activities
• Covered by most major insurance carriers and Medicare
The Safe Solution
ClariVein® involves no invasive surgery or risk of heat damage, is painless and does not use multiple injection of local anaesthetic. It is safe and gentle and over in a few minutes.
Conventional treatments for varicose veins - ranging from the traditional surgical stripping to the thermal techniques such as laser and radio-frequency ablation may carry risks (up to 25%, according to research*) of nerve and skin damage with significant bruising.
* European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery – December 2005 30(6):654-8
Journal of Vascular Surgery - October 2008 - 48(4):947-52