Tiny, bulging veins on the hands can be embarrassing and even painful. In the past, individuals who suffered from unsightly bulging veins in the hands had only a few treatment options. Hand vein treatment options included sclerotherapy, or the use of salt water injected into the veins, and laser treatment, but that was in the past. Now, there is a new treatment option available – VenaSeal.
VenaSeal is the Newest Treatment Option for Those Looking for Help with Hand Veins
VenaSeal is a relatively new treatment option for those looking for treatment for varicose or spider veins. Even though VenaSeal has been used across Europe for a number of years, it was not offered in the United States until it received FDA approval.
It was granted FDA approval in February of 2015, according to a press release written by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Immediately following its FDA approval, vascular surgeons began offering it as a non-invasive treatment option for hand veins.
VenaSeal Uses ‘Superglue’ to Treat Hand Veins
The idea behind VenaSeal is that it uses a ‘superglue’ like substance to help with the treatment of mild to moderate varicose or spider veins.
While this hand vein treatment option claims to use superglue, it isn’t the type that is found in grocery and retail stores. VenaSeal uses a medical-grade adhesive. This adhesive has been through rigorous tests to determine that it is safe for use. It passed all these tests, which is what resulted in the FDA approval.
How Does VenaSeal Work?
Varicose and spider veins are often the result of a weakening of the veins. When the veins become weak, it causes the blood to pool which results in the bulging of the vein. VenaSeal works to reduce these effects by rerouting the blood from the weakened vein to a healthier vein.
During the procedure, vein doctors will place a small catheter into the vein. The catheter opens the vein and allows the doctor or surgeon to inject the medical adhesive. Once the adhesive is injected, it will cause the vein to close up. The closing of the vein will force the body to reroute blood from that vein to a new vein, which reduce the bulging and painful symptoms associated with varicose or spider veins.
Why Choose VenaSeal?
VenaSeal has a number of benefits that make it appealing to individuals looking to seek treatment at a vein clinic.
Those benefits include:
- Non-invasive procedure that lasts only 30 minutes
- No need to use tumescent anesthesia
- Ability to resume daily activities immediately following the procedure
- No need to wear compression garments
- Very few side effects
Learn more about VenaSeal by scheduling an appointment with the vein doctors at Vein & Vascular Institute. Our vein clinic will gladly explore your hand vein treatment options with you and discuss how VenaSeal may be able to help.