Chemical Ablation

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Chemical Ablation NYC

The Palisades Vein Center offers Varithena, or Chemical Ablation. Varithena causes the vein to swell and seal closed; over time, the vein shrinks and it reabsorbed by the body.

Chemical Ablation (Varithena)

Varithena is a foam sclerosant medication (Polidocanol) that is injected into the vein causing damage, scarring and eventual closure of the great (long) saphenous vein leading to its closure. Varithena foam displaces blood from the abnormal great saphenous vein or varicose veins which allows the liquid component of the foam to come into contact with the vein wall. Varithena causes the vein to swell and seal closed; over time, the vein shrinks and it reabsorbed by the body.  When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby. This form of treatment is called endovenous chemical ablation with ultrasound guidance.

Palisades Vein Center Complimentary Consultation

Do you have visible varicose veins or spider veins?
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Have you received any prior vein treatments?
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Do you have any of the following signs or symptoms? *Check all that apply.
Leg fatigue or tiredness in the legsLeg heavinessLeg pain (caused by prolonged standing or sitting)Itching of the legs/feetTingling in the legs/feetSwelling of the anklesSkin discoloration in the lower legsOpen sores or ulcers on lower legs/ankles

Is there a history of vein problems in your blood related family?
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Is there a history of blood clots in your blood related family?
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