VenaSeal is a minimally invasive procedure in which a catheter is placed into the vein and VenaSeal medical glue is injected to seal off the problematic vein, giving patients incredible results and lessening the risk of complications.
VenaSeal medical adhesive for Varicose Veins
VenaSeal is totally different than other nonsurgical and surgical methods for resolution of enlarged veins. It uses a specialized “glue” that seals the “leaky veins” and patients are able to go back to work the next day. Also, it is the only vein procedure that does not need to have compression stockings worn after being performed. Our board-certified vein doctor, Dr. Donna D’Alessio, expertly administers the VenaSeal treatment on patients in the Bedford Hills and Westchester areas alone and combined with other vein therapies such as sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation or varithena to effectively handle a variety of vein conditions and return your legs to their original beauty.
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Vein removal with no pain with VenaSeal
VenaSeal™, which utilizes a safe and powerful medical adhesive to seal targeted veins, forcing blood to flow only through healthy vessels. By sealing vessels without heat, VenaSeal gives patients incredible results while lessening the risks of complications. For many patients, this groundbreaking new technology from Medtronic may be the perfect minimally invasive option.
The first step for patients receiving VenaSeal™ for their varicose veins is a thorough evaluation of the leg vessels. The entry site is chosen, and the area treated with local anesthetic to ensure minimal discomfort. A tiny puncture is made in the skin, through which the VenaSeal™ device may be inserted. The FDA-approved adhesive is then delivered along the entire length of the targeted vein, to guarantee complete closure.
After only 30 minutes, the average VenaSeal™ procedure is completed, and patients can resume their normal daily activities with only minimal recovery time. Rates of complications are much lower, as no heating element is involved, and only one needle stick is required. It is not necessary for patients to wear compression stockings after treatment with VenaSeal™. Instead, patients can live their lives with improved confidence and reduced symptoms.
- Little discomfort
- Fast procedure
- No downtime
- No compression stockings needed post-procedure
- Combinable with other vein procedures for maximum results
- Conducted in a comfortable, luxury medical setting
VenaSeal Treats the Following Conditions
Spider veins are small veins that are red, purple or blue and resemble spider webs.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins are caused by venous insufficiency, which translates as failure of the veins to adequately circulate the blood. Hereditary factors, a job that involves a lot of standing, obesity, pregnancy, and/or a history of blood clots are all factors that can cause to spider veins.
Are spider veins different from varicose veins?
Spider veins may be a sign of an underlying problem known as venous insufficiency. When left untreated this could lead to the development of varicose veins or skin ulcers.
How are spider veins diagnosed?
Spider veins are typically located on the superficial surface of a patient’s skin and are therefore they are easy to diagnose by a trusted and experienced physician such as Dr. Donna D’Alessio.
What are the spider vein treatment options?
Sclerotherapy is used to treat the appearance of spider veins. Treatments for venous disease include radiofrequency ablations, sclerotherapy and VenaSeal.
Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Any veins in the body may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet.
What causes varicose veins?
Age is a factor since your veins can lose elasticity. In addition, heredity, pregnancy, or obesity can cause varicose veins.
Are varicose veins dangerous?
Each case of varicose veins is different. In some cases, they are just a cosmetic nuisance, whereas in others they be signs of an underlying issue.
How are varicose veins diagnosed?
To diagnose varicose veins, Dr. Donna D’Alessio will perform a physical exam. You also may need a diagnostic ultrasound test to see if the valves in your veins are functioning normally or if there is evidence of any blood clots.
Can I do anything to prevent varicose veins?
You can’t prevent varicose veins from forming. You can prevent the ones you have from getting worse. Exercise, avoiding standing to long, not smoking all can help prevent varicose veins from getting worse.
Chronic Vein Insufficiency
Chronic vein insufficiency occurs the valves in the veins are not working properly. In healthy situations, veins move blood towards the heart, and they have valves that keep the blood from leaking the opposite way. When the valves are leaking, venous insufficiency occurs.
What causes chronic venous insufficiency?
Genetics, pregnancy, and obesity are the most common causes. Leg trauma, and blood clots are can also cause chronic venous insufficiency. Other causes may include smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, and phlebitis.
Is chronic vein insufficiency dangerous?
If chronic venous insufficiency is left untreated, pain, inflammation, swelling, and leg ulcers may occur.
What are the treatment options for chronic vein insufficiency?
Radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy.
Can I do anything to prevent chronic vein insufficiency?
Maintain a healthy body weight, exercise, avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time, and do not smoke.
Sometimes venous insufficiency can lead to leg swelling, pain and cramping (also known as restless leg syndrome). Without treatment, these issues can get worse and lead to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which may contribute to leg ulcers or other skin issues.
How common are leg pain symptoms?
Leg swelling, leg pain, and cramping (also restless leg syndrome) are very common symptoms for venous insufficiency.
How can the causes be diagnosed?
The causes can be diagnosed by coming into a medical office for a physical examination. Swelling can be visible, and a venous ultrasound can be conducted to confirm whether or not these symptoms are caused by varicose veins, and venous insufficiency.
What are the treatment options?
Treatment options are compression stockings, exercise, antibiotics, radiofrequency ablations, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.
VenaSeal Treatment FAQs
Who are the best candidates for VenaSeal?
The best candidates for this procedure are patients who have symptoms like pain, cramping, swelling, burning, itchy sensation, or heaviness in their legs. Patients who present with visible spider or varicose veins may have underlying vein disease which would qualify for VenaSeal.
What happens during the procedure?
During VenaSeal anesthesia is applied to numb the area of the procedure site. A small incision is made on the leg and a small catheter is then inserted into the varicose vein that has venous insufficiency. Using a medical adhesive solution, the vein is sealed off. This procedure is minimally invasive and has a quick recovery time.
Does the procedure hurt?
There is minimal discomfort with this procedure. An anesthetic is used on the leg of the patient in order to numb the inside of the leg so the patient has no pain. Patients are able to walk and return to their normal activities within the same day.
What is the recovery like?
VenaSeal reduces discomfort and recovery time since it is the latest in vein removal technology. This special vein adhesive seals the vein and only with one needle stick to perform. Also, something else that is very unique is that is not necessary to use compression stocking after the procedure. It is unlike traditional procedures such as laser or radiofrequency that uses thermal energy, which need to have compression stockings used afterwards. Compared to heat procedures, the VenaSeal experience is less painful and results in less trauma or bruising. Patients may go back to their daily activities following the procedure.
Are there any side effects to VenaSeal?
Some potential risks include an allergic reaction to the adhesive, and phlebitis among others. However due to the minimal invasive technique and reduced recovery time, VenaSeal is a favorable treatment for venous insufficiency.
Does insurance cover the treatment?
Meet Our Board-Certified Veins Specialist, Dr. Donna D’Alessio
Donna D’Alessio is the Owner, Operating Physician and Medical Director of Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center, where she personally delivers the most advanced, nonsurgical cosmetic medical vein procedures to improve the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins.
Read More About Dr. D'Alessio's Superior Background in Pain Management and Aesthetic Medicine
She graduated from The College of New Jersey before completing her medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in the West Indies. Dr. D’Alessio carried out an internship in internal medicine as at SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. She then went to complete her residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In her final year of residency training she was appointed and served as Chief Resident.
Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, she is a leading nonsurgical interventional pain management physician in New York and New Jersey. She helps patients find relief from all sorts of pain, including chronic vein insufficiency (CVI) and leg pain.
To help her patients reach their individual goals, Dr. D’Alessio also offers multiple cosmetic rejuvenation services such as injectables, body contouring and laser treatments to restore youthful beauty and vitality.
Dr. D’Alessio is now accepting new cosmetic vein patients in the Westchester and the surrounding areas. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
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