Approximately 1 in 4 American adults suffers from varicose veins, according to a 2014 study published in the journal Circulation. While lifestyle changes such as increasing physical activity, altering your diet, or decreasing time spent sitting can reduce the likelihood that you will develop new varicose veins, there are special treatments available to remove existing varicosities. One of the newer and exciting treatments is called Venefit procedure, formerly known as VNUS Closure. Your vascular surgeon can help you decide whether Venefit is an appropriate treatment for you.
What Is a Venefit Procedure?
Varicose veins develop when the walls of your veins become weakened. This naturally happens during aging but can be exacerbated by certain factors, such as having a family history of varicose veins and being on your feet long periods. When the vein walls become weaker, blood tends to pool in your vessels. This causes veins to develop a purplish color and to bulge. These unsightly blood vessels are called varicose veins.
Older procedures to eliminate varicose veins required more significant surgical intervention to strip the veins from the body. Venefit was created as an alternative to these invasive procedures. With Venefit, vein doctors use radiofrequency (RF) energy to eliminate varicose veins. The RF energy causes the collagen fibers within the vein’s walls to heat up. As the veins contract, they collapse upon themselves and seal shut. Following the procedure, the body will naturally absorb the vein tissue. The result is smoother, clearer skin.
Benefits of the Venefit Procedure to Treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Vascular surgeons prefer Venefit over other procedures for a variety of reasons. During your visit to the vein clinic, your vein doctor can discuss the benefits of Venefit for you. Some of the biggest benefits include:
- Venefit is an outpatient procedure. With Venefit, you will be in and out of the doctor’s office on the same day. There is minimal down time, with most people resuming their typical everyday activities within a day or two.
- It is minimally invasive. Unlike other interventions that require more significant surgical intervention, Venefit is minimally invasive. Most patients report little or no pain, and vein doctors find that it is well tolerated by patients of all ages.
- It is highly effective. Harnessing the power of radiofrequency energy ensures that unsightly varicose veins will be eliminated. Venefit is one of the most effective procedures available on the market today, making it a top choice among patients with chronic venous insufficiency.
- It leaves little or no scarring. When you’ve completed your treatment, you’ll be pleased to see that Venefit vein treatment results in little or no scarring, keeping your skin smooth, attractive and free of varicose veins.
Talk to the experts at our vein clinic today to decide if Venefit is an appropriate vein treatment for you.