The VNUS Closure Procedure, also known as the Venefit procedure, is designed for patients with varicose veins.
It’s a non-surgical technique that can efficiently treat varicose veins and brighten up your skin’s appearance.
Also, since large varicose veins pose some health risks, the VNUS Closure Procedure also has some health benefits.
VNUS Closure Procedure: How it Works
The Venefit Procedure uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to contract and heat the collagen inside the walls of your veins.
This causes the vein to close shut. Here are the benefits:
- Little Scarring: Compared to conventional techniques, this procedure leaves behind few, if any, scars. From an aesthetic standpoint, this is great.
- Fast Recovery: Another benefit is that there’s very little downtime associated with this procedure (recovery time is about 2-3 days).
- Minimally Invasive: Perhaps the best thing about a VNUS Closure is that it’s minimally invasive, meaning less risk for the patient.
- Excellent Long-Term Outlook: If you’re looking for a solution to your varicose veins that provides long-lasting relief, then this is the technique to try.
As you can see, this outpatient procedure offers a variety of benefits. The United States and Europe have conducted clinical tests on thousands of qualifying patients.
They’ve concluded that the procedure has a 90% success rate, meaning the varicose veins don’t come back in most patients. It’s not guaranteed to work in all patients, though.
The Procedure Explained
With the help of an ultrasound, the doctor will place a special catheter, called a “Venefit Catheter” into the troubled vein. They will do this by first making a small incision in the skin.
The specialized catheter will deliver radiofrequency energy into the diseased vein, causing the collagen inside of it to heat up.
Once the vein is completely sealed, the blood will be rerouted to a new, healthy vein. This will eliminate your varicose veins.
The entire procedure takes place in about half-an-hour, and is does under a local anesthetic, so you can go home the same day.
Here’s a video that will show you how it works:
VNS Closure vs. Vein Stripping
In the past, a practice call vein stripping was used to treat varicose veins. However, this technique is far from ideal.
Not only does it require the use of general anesthesia, but there’s also more potential risk.
The VNUS Closure Procedure is better because it requires only a small incision in the skin.
Since the procedure is less invasive, and since it doesn’t require you to go to sleep, the recovery time is very fast.
Vein stripping is more dangerous and requires general anesthesia, so it’s no longer the best option for people with varicose veins.
It’s easy to see why more and more doctors are using the VNUS Closure to treat patients who have varicose veins.
Are There Any Potential Risks?
Yes, there are potential risks. They include:
- Skin Burns
- Blood Clots
- Nerve Damage
- Darkening of Skin
However, don’t be alarmed. It’s estimated that these side effects show up less than 1% of the time.
Since the potential health benefits outweigh the drawbacks, doctors will usually recommend getting the procedure.
Generally, your risk goes up the older you are and the more pre-existing health conditions you have. Ask your doctor if you’re worried about the potential risks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the VNUS Closure Procedure:
- Will There Be Scarring? There will be little, if any, scarring left once the procedure is finished.
- Is it Safe? This procedure is by far the safest and most efficient procedure that we have today for treating varicose veins.
- How Long is Recovery Time? Most patients are good to go within a day or so. It’s a minimally invasive technique, so recovery time isn’t an issue.
- Should I Be Worried About the Potential Health Risks? Most doctors agree that the potential benefits far outweigh the potential drawbacks.
- What’s the Success Rate? To date, the procedure has about a 90% success rate, meaning 9 out of 10 patients eliminate their varicose veins for good.
Remember- varicose veins can be serious on their own, which is why you should take care of them as soon as possible.
This procedure is by far the safest and most efficient one on the market today. In fact, it’s much safer than the traditional vein stripping technique that’s been used up to now.