ClariVein mechanically damages large, twisted, and tortuous veins in the legs. The smaller veins in the face, hands, and feet have dense arterial connections, making them unsuitable for ClariVein.
What is Clarivein?
ClariVein is one of the most effective treatments for varicose veins and underlying chronic venous insufficiency. In some cases, ClariVein is also deemed more effective than other vein treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation and laser ablation.
ClariVein, also known as mechanochemical ablation, combines mechanical damage and chemical medication to close the diseased veins. After a specialized catheter with a rotating tip is inserted into the diseased vein, the rotating wire damages the vein’s walls while delivering a sclerosant medicine. This seals the vein shut from the inside.
Most other vein treatments necessitate multiple injections or incisions, which can be slightly painful or uncomfortable. However, ClariVein only involves one incision, making it far more comfortable and painless. Furthermore, ClariVein causes minimal bruising after the procedure.
The ClariVein Procedure
ClariVein is an in-office outpatient procedure that concludes within 15-30 minutes with no downtime. The vein doctor numbs the skin on the inside of your leg and makes a small incision. The incision is an entry point for a specialized catheter driven under ultrasound guidance. Once the ClariVein device is in place, it mechanically damages the vein while delivering a sclerosant medicine to seal it shut. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins. You can resume your daily activities immediately with minimal post-treatment discomfort and bruising.
Side Effects of ClariVein
The ClariVein device is a thin, tube-like catheter, a non-thermal device that produces heat via laser energy (EVLT) or electrical energy (VNUS Closure).
The most common side effect of ClariVein is a numbness or tingling sensation on the treatment area, i.e., the calves or thighs. However, the numbness and tingling sensations are temporary.
In rare cases, ClariVein may cause pigmentation problems, i.e., the skin around the treatment site may darken. However, skin creams can treat pigmentation problems.
However, you can avoid the side effects of ClariVein by consulting a reliable vein doctor.
Pros & Cons of ClariVein
Pros of ClariVein
- No need for multiple injections.
- Minimal post-treatment bruising.
- Immediate results.
- No downtime.
Cons of ClariVein
Only suitable for large varicose veins and specific situations.
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