The Venefit procedure effectively treats varicose veins and chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), a related condition, using targeted radiofrequency energy.
This minimally invasive treatment collapses and seals afflicted veins using a catheter that emits radiofrequency energy directly into the vein, contracting collagen fibers in the vein lining so that blood can travel to well-functioning veins, drastically reducing the risk of any health complications in the future. Once the vein is treated, the remaining sealed vein is eventually absorbed back into the body.
During the radiofrequency closure procedure, a special ClosureFast catheter is inserted through a small incision made, typically below the patient’s knee, into the affected vein. A burst of radiofrequency energy is then directed at a small portion of the vein for about 20 seconds at a time. This burst of energy allows the vein to shrink and seal so that the appearance of the affected vein is significantly reduced. The process is then repeated until the entire diseased vein is sealed. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour.
The Venefit system requires only local anesthesia and eliminates the need for more invasive alternatives, such as stripping surgery, to effectively treat varicose veins or CVI. The specialized catheter delivers an even and comfortable level of heat into every section of the affected vein which results in rapid relief, minimal discomfort and fast recovery. Patients can expect to return quickly to their daily schedules following the procedure while experiencing little or no side effects. While this form of treatment is directed at eliminating any pain or discomfort caused by enlarged veins, the Venefit procedure also results in cosmetic improvements in the appearance of patients’ veins.
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