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Carolina Vein Institute

Varicose Vein Specialists & Aesthetic Injectors located in Chapel Hill, NC & Raleigh, NC

When your veins become diseased, they can start to bulge and cause other uncomfortable symptoms, like pain and discomfort. At Carolina Vein Institute in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Apex, North Carolina, board-certified varicose vein specialists Ashley Baquero, MD, Luan Tran, MD, and the experienced team use the VenaSeal™ system to close off diseased veins from receiving blood flow. To find out if VenaSeal is right for you, call Carolina Vein Institute, or schedule an appointment online today.

VenaSeal Q & A

What is VenaSeal?

VenaSeal delivers a very small amount of a specially formulated medical adhesive directly into your diseased vein. This closes the vein and prevents it from receiving its blood supply. Eventually, the vein collapses and subsides in size. Not only does VenaSeal treat the cosmetic concerns of large, bulging veins, it also relieves pain and discomfort.

What can VenaSeal treat?

The most common condition that VenaSeal treats is varicose veins — large, swollen veins that can bulge toward the surface of your skin. Varicose veins are both a cosmetic concern and a medical problem.

Because varicose veins are so large, they can twist and turn in your legs. They contain so much blood that your legs may feel heavy and uncomfortable. Many people with varicose veins experience chronic cramping and tiredness in their legs.

How is VenaSeal different from other vein treatments?

What makes VenaSeal unique is that it doesn’t use thermal energy to permanently scar the inside of your vein. Instead, the treatment injects a medical adhesive into your vein to stop blood from flowing into it.

This reduces your risk of potential skin burns or nerve damage associated with thermal treatments. VenaSeal also doesn’t require anesthesia like other treatments, so you can generally return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. 

You don’t need another person to drive you to and from the procedure, either. You can drive yourself home after your VenaSeal treatment.

Many comparable procedures require wearing compression socks for some time after treatment. However, because VenaSeal seals off the vein immediately with a medical adhesive, you don’t have to wear compression socks, and there’s little to no aftercare. 

What happens during VenaSeal treatment?

Using ultrasound technology, your vein specialist guides a long, thin tube called a catheter into your affected vein. Inside the catheter is a small dispenser that delivers VenaSeal’s medical adhesive directly into your vein, sealing it in a matter of seconds.

With nowhere to go, any blood flowing into the vein is immediately rerouted to other healthier veins.

VenaSeal is a painless, minimally invasive treatment for uncomfortable leg veins. To schedule an appointment with a vein specialist at Carolina Vein Institute, call the office or book a visit online today.