Venefit™ (ClosureFAST) is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure to treat varicose veins at their source (commonly the saphenous vein). Usually, the procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the problem. Compared to vein stripping, Venefit requires only local anesthesia and mild sedatives, and patients have a little to no down time after treatment. The risk of complications is minimal.
Dr. Lee starts by numbing the areas of the vein to be treated. Then, she inserts a small catheter gently into the saphenous vein and applies radiofrequency energy to collapse the vein. The collapsed vein results in a thin scar that is absorbed by the body. Finally, blood is automatically rerouted to healthy veins.
What are the results?
After the procedure, Dr. Lee covers the area with an ACE bandage that is left on overnight. You can start walking just a few hours after treatment, and most patients report varicose-vein symptom relief soon after the procedure. You will return the following week for a post-op visit and ultrasound. Your final visit will be 2 months later to determine complete response from procedure. To get a better idea of what you can expect from Venefit™ (ClosureFAST), check out the Photos section to see before and after images. Call now to learn more – 501.588.3143 – or schedule an appointment.