Varicose veins are rarely wanted by the people who have them. For some people, they are also very painful. Venefit™ is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to help those who are battling with varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency.
During the procedure, Dr. Lee gently and carefully inserts a catheter into the vein that is causing the problems before applying radiofrequency energy. This will make the vein wall collapse and close. Once the vein is sealed, the blood that would usually travel to that vein is naturally redirected to a healthy vein.
There are a lot of benefits that come from this procedure. One benefit is that the patient is able to address their varicose veins without the same amount of bruising or discomfort that can come with other treatments. It is a simple outpatient procedure that only requires local anesthesia.
When we are talking about the valves in the legs, it’s important to remember that they cannot be repaired. The only way to address a vein issue in the legs is to force the blood to reroute from a diseased vein to a healthy one. In times past, doctors would simply strip the malfunctioning vein from the leg. This was a very invasive procedure that required some serious downtime. However, with Venefit™, Dr. Lee is able to simply close the vein, allowing it to become scar tissue and be eventually absorbed by the body.
The Venefit™ procedure is performed in the comfort of our office without the need for a hospital stay. For most patients, this procedure is relatively comfortable. You will be given a local anesthetic that will numb the area that is being treated, along with some mild sedatives.
You should be able to quickly return to your everyday activities. It is usually best for you to start walking immediately after the procedure. You will start to notice drastic improvements in your symptoms in the weeks after the procedure. In the week following treatment, you will have a follow-up appointment at our office to ensure you received the best possible results.
If your varicose veins are causing you embarrassment and/or discomfort, you may be able to get them safely and effectively treated with Venefit™ at the office of Mimi Lee, MD. Our highly-respected and board-certified Dr. Lee consistently serves clients in Little Rock with personalized vein treatments tailored to each and every patient’s needs. To learn more about how Venefit™ can help you, schedule your consultation with us today.