The ClariVein device is a slim, thin, tube-like catheter with a rotating wire. The catheter damages the vein’s walls while simultaneously acting as a delivery system for the sclerosant medicine.
What is ClariVein?
ClariVein is an advanced minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins that provides faster relief than most other procedures. This procedure involves inserting a specialized catheter with a rotating tip into the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. Once the catheter is activated, the rotating wire destroys the vein walls while injecting a sclerosant medicine that fuses it shut, turning the diseased vein into a scar tissue eventually absorbed by the body. This allows the accumulated blood to reroute into healthier leg veins, restoring optimal blood circulation to the heart.
Traditional varicose vein treatments involve multiple injections, which can cause mild discomfort and bruising. They also involve using thermal or laser energy to collapse the diseased vein, which increases the risk of nerve injury (even though the risk is still negligible). However, ClariVein is performed using one injection and it doesn’t involve thermal or laser energy, so it’s virtually painless and it negates the risk of nerve injuries or harsh side effects. Furthermore, this procedure causes minimal post-treatment pain or discomfort.
How Does ClariVein Work?
During your ClariVein treatment, your vein doctor will numb a small part of your skin on the inside of your leg and then make a small incision. The ClariVein device will be inserted through the incision and into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is activated, the rotating wire will damage the vein walls while injecting sclerosant medicine. This will induce vein closure, rerouting the accumulated blood into healthier leg veins. This treatment causes minimal post-treatment bruising and discomfort, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately.
What are the Side Effects of ClariVein?
The ClariVein treatment is only meant for large varicose veins because the specialized catheter damages the vein walls and injects sclerosant medicine.
- Common Side Effects: Numbness, tingling, and burning sensations on the legs
- Rare Side Effects: Skin discoloration around the treatment site (can be treated with creams)
ClariVein is an extremely safe procedure with a negligible risk of harsh side effects or complications. Furthermore, most of the side effects of ClariVein can be avoided if you consult a reliable vein doctor in New Jersey.
What are the Pros & Cons of ClariVein?
Pros of ClariVein
- Performed using one injection
- Minimal post-treatment bruising
- Immediate resumption of daily activities
- Immediate results
- Negligible risk of complications
- Ideal for large, tortuous varicose veins
Cons of ClariVein
- Not suitable for some patients
- Not suitable for veins on the face, hands, and feet
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