Venefit Procedure a Great Choice for Varicose Vein Treatment
If you’re suffering from varicose veins, the bad news is they can be painful and make you feel self-conscious, especially during the warm months of spring and summer when shorts and skirts can make them more visible. But the good news is, there are more ways than ever to get rid of ugly, bulging, painful varicose leg veins – even the big ones – without the long recovery times associated with traditional procedures.
One of the most popular treatments for varicose leg veins is Venefit®, a procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to cause veins to close off, so they no longer cause discomfort or unsightly bulges and discoloration. If you have varicose veins in your legs, here’s what you should know about the Venefit® procedure:
What’s involved in the Venefit® procedure?
You’ll be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the incision will be made. Once the area is numb, the doctor will make a tiny incision to enable to specially designed probe to be carefully inserted in the vein. As the probe moves through the vein, RF energy will be released to cause the vein to contract, preventing blood flow. Once the procedure is complete, a small bandage will be placed over the incision sites, and you’ll be given a compression garment to aid healing. Most procedures take about 45 minutes to an hour to perform.
When can I return to my normal activities?
Many patients find they can return to most activities within a few days of their treatment, and walking is encouraged. Strenuous activity and long periods of standing will need to be avoided for several weeks to enable the area to heal completely.
When will I see an improvement in my symptoms?
Most patients experience a dramatic change in their symptoms within a week or two of their procedure once the initial healing phase is complete.
How is Venefit® different from varicose vein treatments that use lasers?
Lasers use very, very high heat to close off problematic leg veins. While this approach can be effective, it can also cause damage to tissues surrounding the veins, and that can cause bruising, discomfort, and longer healing. Studies comparing laser varicose vein treatments to Venefit® found patients who underwent Venefit® had less bruising, fewer minor complications, less discomfort, and faster healing for an overall better quality of life.
Is Venefit® right for me?
The best way to answer that question is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dietzek so he can review your varicose vein issues and talk with you about all your vein treatment options. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your varicose veins, call us today at 856-309-9777 and schedule a consultation.