What You Need to Know about Venefit

When it comes to treating varicose veins, there are many good options today. Most treatments are minimally-invasive, requiring little or no recovery time afterward. With many vein treatments to choose from, how do you know which one will work the best for you? Venefit is a popular procedure that benefits many patients. But before you make an appointment for this procedure, there are a few facts about Venefit you need to know.

Radiofrequency Technology
The secret behind Venefit’s success is radiofrequency technology. Radiofrequency energy is delivered directly to the affected vein via a narrow catheter, damaging the vessel wall so the vein seals closed and collapses. Radiofrequency energy targets the affected vessel without damaging surrounding skin, tissue and vessels, leading to less discomfort and downtime than traditional surgical procedure.

Benefits of Venefit
There are a number of advantages of choosing Venefit over other types of varicose vein treatments:

  • Minimally-invasive with less discomfort and downtime than other treatments
  • Effectively eliminates varicose veins for results that are designed to last
  • Less bruising and more rapid healing than with other vein treatments
  • Can be done on an outpatient basis and most patients are back to regular activities in a day
  • Can be performed under local anesthesia, eliminating risks of general anesthesia

Treatment and Recovery
A Venefit treatment is performed under local anesthesia in most cases, and takes less than one hour to complete. A fine catheter is inserted directly into the affected vein, using ultrasound to guide the catheter to the correct position. Radiofrequency energy can then be delivered into the vessel in short bursts, damaging the lining and sealing the vein walls shut. Once the vein is closed, it collapses and blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby.

Venefit is a relatively painless procedure and most patients can return home immediately following treatment. There may be some mild bruising and swelling at the incisions sites, which typically resolves on its own within a few days. The majority of patients return to work and other activities the day after their procedure.

Is Venefit Right for You?
While Venefit is an effective procedure for many varicose vein patients, it is not right for everyone. At Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan, Dr. Lev will perform a thorough evaluation of your vein disease, including your medical history, symptoms and visual examination, to determine the best treatment for you. Once a treatment is determined, Dr. Lev and his staff will guide you through the procedure to ensure you are comfortable throughout.

To learn more about Venefit or other options in varicose vein treatment, contact Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan at 212-204-6501.

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