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?
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?
What are the Side Effects of ClariVein?
- 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)
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
The Disadvantages of ClariVein
- Not suitable for some patients
- Not suitable for veins on the face, hands, and feet