Venaseal or superglue treatment as it is commonly known is the latest development in the treatment of varicose veins. As a surgery-free procedure, Venaseal uses a special medical adhesive to effectively and safely treat varicose veins. It does not require tumescent local anaesthetic round the damaged veins. Instead, it features only a single local anaesthetic injection. It also does away with the use of heat or thermal energy and this means that there is no major risk of damaging the nerves or the skin or any such reaction that is due to anaesthetic effects. As a quick medical treatment, there is a possibility of a patient healing within a few minutes after the procedure.
Upon treatment, there is not the need for medical stockings as in the case of the medical treatment that deal with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. An a less invasive procedure, this treatment does not require the patient to take certain precautions to either before or after the procedure. You will not be restricted from doing your chores or travelling. However, there are cases where you will need ultrasound guided sclerotheraapy for a complete treatment cycle.
All treatments involving this procedure will require a discussion with an experienced medical doctor. When you contact a qualified doctor, you will discuss the risks, expectations and the benefits of the treatment.
What will Happen
Your doctor will prepare you for the treatment by numbing the site before inserting the syringe that directs the glue. Your varicose veins are carefully accessed by depositing a tiny amount of glue along it’s length. The doctor will then apply a bandaid around the insertion site. You won’t need any compression stockings and the patient can comfortably return to normal work or walk after the treatment.
Is Super Glue for Varicose Veins Effective?
A series of studies have noted that Venaseal has a 92% level of effectiveness over a period of over 5 years,which according to experts, is an awesome progress. Recent studies have indicated that the closure rate when using this procedure usually after 3 months is above 96%. after thee procedure, it is advisable to follow up the treatment with a scan after one or two months to ascertain that the treatment was as effective as it should.
Possible Side Effects or complications After Venaseal Treatment
Some experts say that in less than 10% of the cases, soreness can be experienced after the procedure, but the good news is that this settles after a while. You will need to use Nurofen to fast-track the healing and reduction of the soreness. In rare cases, patients may experience pulmonary embolus, skin sensation, or deep vein thrombosis. In the event you experience any side effects, it is recommended to check on the doctor immediately.