Treatment of Varicose Veins
One out of every two people will develop varicose veins by the time they are 50 years old. Most of these veins will appear on the legs, attesting to our body’s constant struggle against gravity. For many years, the only treatment for varicose veins was ligation and stripping. This involved several small incisions being placed along the length of the veins and literally pulling the veins out of the vein beds. There was usually a great deal of swelling involved and it took a considerable amount of time to heal from this procedure.
Fortunately, technological advances have provided the medical community with less barbaric and more effective means for the treatment of varicose veins. A variety of endovascular procedures have replaced vein stripping. These new techniques utilize thin tubes or catheters placed inside the hollows of the veins to deliver laser treatment or radio waves that cause the veins to shrivel and disappear.
There are various catheter designs, and depending on the size and severity of the veins in question, one may be superior to another in any given situation. However, the ClariVein®IC is an exceptional option for many patients.
ClariVein®IC is a specialty infusion catheter intended to perform procedures in the peripheral vasculature. It has a rotating wire tip that provides controlled 360-degree dispersion of the physician-specified agents to the exact area targeted for treatment.
The ClariVein®IC design is superior to other catheters because it does NOT require painful anesthesia nor does it cause thermal agitation. It is several times smaller than other similar devices, requiring only a pin-sized entrance point. The low profile design provides ease of entry and superior patient comfort. Treatment with the ClariVein®IC also facilitates a fast return to normal activities.
This minimally invasive, fully-disposable catheter is perfect for use in an office setting due to its ease of use and effective result. The ClariVein®IC is an exceptional example of how far varicose vein treatment has come. Give us a call at Veins Without Surgery and find out if ClariVein®IC is right for you.