Venefit™ (VNUS Closure™) Procedure
The Venefit™ (VNUS Closure™) Procedure, is a non-surgical alternative for treating varicose veins. During the procedure, radiofrequency (RF) energy is used to heat and contract the collagen found inside vein walls, causing the vein to collapse and seal shut. After the vein closes, blood then naturally reroutes to healthy veins. Patients who undergo this non-invasive treatment see improved skin appearance and reduced health risks related to large varicose veins.
Venefit Procedure for Varicose Veins
Venous reflux or venous insuficiency develops when the valves that usually keep blood flowing out your legs becomes damaged or diseased. Venefit™ (VNUS Closure™) Procedure allows for us to correct the damage, using only local anesthetic, in the comfort of our clinic. Using ultrasound as a guide, closure catheters are inserted into the vein via a tiny incision in the lower leg. The tiny radiofrequency powered catheter then delivers heat to the vein wall to close it. Once the vein closes, blood naturally reroutes to healthier veins thus reducing the pressure and improving the appearance. Venefit™ (VNUS Closure™) Procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes about 30 minutes.
Following the procedure, a small bandage is placed over the insertion site, and compression bandages are applied to assist with healing. Walking can aid in restoring normal blood flow, however patients must refrain from standing for long periods and from strenuous activities for about 2 weeks. Patients typically return to normal activities within 1-2 days after the procedure.
A Proven Treatment. Extensive clinical tests involving thousands of patients throughout the United States and Europe demonstrated that the Venefit™ (VNUS Closure™) Procedure is effective occluding (closing) veins and reducing patient symptoms. Published studies have shown that at 12 and 24 months following the Venefit™ (VNUS Closure™) Procedure, over 90% of treated veins remained reflux free.
Minimal downtime; in most cases normal activity can be resumed within 1-2 days
Minimally-invasive; eliminates the need for groin surgery and general anethesia
Little to no scarring
Long lasting relief from symptoms