Varicose veins are common, affecting millions of Americans. These enlarged, twisted veins can cause discomfort, pain, and cosmetic concerns.
Fortunately, advances in medical technology now offer various treatment options. One such innovative solution is Venefit®, a minimally invasive procedure that provides relief for individuals suffering from varicose veins.
Vascular surgeon Gary Nackman, MD, FACS, includes outpatient Venefit procedures for varicose vein services at his practice, NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center, in Oradell and Clifton, New Jersey.
Read what Dr. Nackman’s team says about Venefit and how to prepare for your procedure.
What is Venefit?
Varicose veins can be physically uncomfortable and aesthetically displeasing. Luckily, medical advancements have paved the way for innovative treatments offering effective, minimally invasive solutions.
One such groundbreaking technique is Venefit, a state-of-the-art varicose vein treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to eliminate problematic veins.
How does Venefit work?
During a Venefit procedure, Dr. Nackman inserts a thin tube (catheter) into the affected vein under ultrasound guidance.
The catheter delivers radiofrequency energy to the vein wall, generating controlled heat. This thermal energy causes the vein to collapse and seal shut, preventing blood from flowing through it.
Your body naturally reabsorbs the vein tissue and reroutes the blood through healthier veins. The procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete, and patients can usually return to their daily activities shortly afterward.
What are the benefits of Venefit?
The many benefits of Venefit include the following:
Venefit involves only a small puncture in the skin through which Dr. Nackman inserts the catheter. This procedure minimizes scarring and reduces the risk of complications.
High success rate
According to research, Venefit (radiofrequency ablation) has shown excellent results in treating varicose veins, with high vein closure rates, symptom improvements, and patient satisfaction.
Recovery time following a Venefit is short. Most patients can resume normal activities within a day or two, and strenuous exercise is typically allowed within a week.
The procedure uses local anesthesia to numb the treatment site, ensuring your comfort during the treatment and reducing risks associated with general anesthesia.
Improved quality of life
Varicose veins can cause swelling, pain, and leg fatigue. Venefit can significantly alleviate these symptoms, allowing patients to enjoy a better quality of life and increased mobility.
Rapid symptom relief
Patients often experience immediate relief from symptoms such as pain, swelling, and discomfort following the Venefit procedure. The restoration of proper blood flow allows for improved circulation, reducing the risk of complications associated with varicose veins.
In addition to its functional advantages, Venefit improves the appearance of varicose veins, helping individuals feel more confident and at ease.
How do you prepare for a Venefit procedure?
Dr. Nackman discusses the procedure in detail before scheduling your Venefit treatment. You also receive written guidelines detailing pre/post-procedural care. However, preparation for Venefit is typically minimal.
Generally, you should avoid shaving your legs or applying lotion on the day of your procedure. Otherwise, the procedure usually takes less than an hour, and we recommend you dress in loose, comfortable clothing.
Schedule a visit at NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.