Veins…they can be so vain. Varicose veins bulging like mole tunnels on the surface of your legs. Spider veins showing their true colors right through your skin. Uck.
At K Plastic Surgery, we have a new method for dealing with unruly veins, the VNUS Closure Procedure. This is an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery.
How does VNUS Closure work?
The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound guidance, your physician will position the Closure catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The slender catheter delivers radiofrequency energy into the vein, which heats the vein wall. As the vein wall is heated and the catheter withdrawn, the collagen in the wall shrinks and the vein closes. As the vein closes off, the body redirects the blood to other nearby healthy veins.
Following your VNUS Closure procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Dr. K will likely encourage you to walk at frequent intervals and to refrain from prolonged standing and strenuous activities for a period of time. Patients can usually resume their normal routines within a day after the treatment.
Results of VNUS Closure are good, with no scarring, bruising, or swelling. Plus, the easy recovery makes the procedure a real advance in vein treatment.
If you’re suffering from varicose veins, give us a call at 518-346-0002 and let’s talk about VNUS Closure.