Varithena® Injection throughout Michigan

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Varicose Veins and Vein Health

Patients suffering from varicose veins may experience painful and uncomfortable symptoms, and may even feel self-conscious about their appearance. Our veins (also called blood vessels) transport blood back to the heart so it can receive fresh oxygen. Veins have valves to prevent the blood from flowing back, but when the valves become damaged or weakened, the blood can pool in the vein. As a result, patients may experience the formation of spider veins and varicose veins, which can impact the structure and appearance of their veins. 

Spider veins are small damaged veins that twist on themselves and appear closer to the surface of your legs and face. While not typically harmful or painful, these veins can be unsightly due to their purple, blue, or red hue. Varicose veins are large veins that have become swollen, twisted, bumpy, and bulgy. They typically result in pain, swelling, and discomfort in the legs and ankles. In rare cases, untreated varicose veins can result in health complications. 

Traditionally, varicose veins are treated with “vein stripping,” where the entire vein is surgically removed. At Suburban Vein Center, our expert cardiologist Dr. Zmily offers Varinthena injections to Michigan patients in the Detroit, Rochester, Taylor, Troy, and surrounding Michigan areas as an alternative, minimally invasive way to treat varicose veins.

What is a Varithena® Injection?

Varinthena is a microfoam solution injected directly into the problematic vein to reduce the appearance of the varicose vein. As a Sclerotherapy method, it’s designed to seal the vein, which will cause it to collapse and the blood to redirect to a healthier vein. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed by the body and will fade over time. 

We use a vascular ultrasound to ensure the accuracy of our treatments so that our patients can experience the most effective treatment possible.

Benefits of Varithena® Injections

A Varithena injection can be incredibly effective in improving the appearance and symptoms of varicose veins. This minimally-invasive procedure has many benefits, including:

  • No incisions. Varinthena is administered through an injection, which means you can expect a less invasive treatment that doesn’t require incisions.
  • A more comfortable treatment. Patients typically find this treatment more comfortable compared to catheter-based treatments.
  • Shorter treatment time. Treatment can be completed in less than one hour, which can be convenient for many patients.
  • Reduced recovery time. Treatment can be done within one visit. While Dr. Zmily will recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for at least a week, patients can usually resume their normal activities the same day.

Varithena® Injection Process

During your complimentary consultation with Dr. Zmily, we’ll go over our treatment options for treating your varicose veins. If Dr. Zmily decides that Varithena is the best option, we’ll schedule your outpatient procedure, which involves:

  • After your leg is cleansed, Dr. Zmily will administer a small amount of Varinthena directly into your afflicted vein using one or two needle sticks.
  • The specialized microfoam fills the section of the vein, sealing it off. 
  • The newly treated vein collapses and, as a result, the blood redirects to healthier veins nearby. The specialized foam dilutes into the bloodstream and is flushed out by the body.

Candidacy For Varithena®

If you’re a patient in the Michigan area with bulgy varicose veins that are painful or aesthetically unappealing, Varithena may be an effective solution. However, injections may not be right for everyone. Varithena is specifically for treating patients with issues with their Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) system. 

Certain medical conditions may also affect your candidacy, including:

  • Arterial disease
  • Having low mobility
  • A history of blood clots
  • Recent major surgeries
  • Pregnancy or recent pregnancies

During your initial examination, Dr. Zmily will go over your medical history to ensure Varithena injections are the best solution for treating your varicose veins.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Suburban Vein Center For Pain Relief

If you’re looking for a solution for painful or unsightly varicose veins, our cardiologist Dr. Zmily and the team at Suburban Vein Center are here to offer relief with Varithena injections. If you’re in the Detroit, Rochester, Taylor, Troy, and surrounding areas seeking relief from leg and ankle pain, we can help. Call our Michigan office at (248) 480-0368 to schedule a free vein exam, or fill out our convenient online contact form located at the bottom of this page.

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