Varicose Veins Using the Venefit™ Procedure
What is Venefit™?
Venefit™ is a minimally invasive procedure done to address the condition known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), which can result in varicose veins and other painful symptoms.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are common and are characterized as swollen, twisted, blue veins that are close to the surface of the skin. Because they contain damaged valves, they hold more blood at a higher pressure than normal, which can cause the affected leg to swell. Varicose veins are uncomfortable and unsightly and can also cause swelling in the ankles and feet, as well as itching.
Who is a Candidate?
Individuals who are living with CVI or have varicose veins that are painful may be able to benefit from Venefit™. It is important that patients be healthy and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. A consultation with Dr. Fort of the Capital Region Vein & Esthetic Centre can determine if this procedure is right for you.
The Venefit™ Procedure
Venefit® uses radiofrequency energy to effectively treat patients who are suffering from the symptoms of CVI. CVI is a medical condition in which the valves that carry blood from the legs to the heart do not function properly, causing blood to pool in the legs. This can cause veins to expand, which can be painful.
During treatment, ultrasound guidance helps Dr. Fort to precisely insert the ClosureFast™ catheter into the vein. Perivenous anesthesia is then delivered to the vein, which is done to provide patient comfort. Then, radiofrequency energy is used to deliver controlled, consistent heat to the vein, shrinking and collapsing the targeted vein. Blood flow is then naturally redirected to healthy veins as the recovery process begins.
Results and Recovery
Following the Venefit™ procedure, a bandage is placed over the treatment site, and compression garments may be provided to aid healing. It is encouraged that patients continue to walk but should refrain from strenuous activities and long periods of standing for a period of time. Most patients can resume their normal activities the day after treatment.
If you are tired of living with painful and unsightly varicose veins, Venefit™ may be right for you. Contact Dr. Fort’s Schenectady, NY office today to schedule your initial consultation.