Varithena Specialist

Goldman Vein Institute -  - Board Certified Vein and Vascular Specialist

Goldman Vein Institute

Board Certified Vein and Vascular Specialists located in Abacoa, Jupiter, FL & Wellington Mall, Wellington, FL

Varithena® uses a proprietary foamed sclerosant with carbon dioxide to treat all forms of venous insufficiency and varicose veins. At Goldman Vein Institute in Jupiter and Wellington, Florida, board-certified vein and vascular specialists Saluja Varghese-Goldman, MD, RVT, RPVI, Alexander Goldman, MD RVT, RPVI, and the caring team use Varithena on-site to treat people of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Varithena Q & A

What is Varithena?

Varithena® is an FDA-approved prescription medication used to treat varicose veins. Specifically, Varithena treats varicose veins that form due to reflux in the great saphenous vein (GSV) and the small saphenous vein. 

Varithena features a proprietary foamed sclerosant. When injected into one or more veins, Varithena eases uncomfortable symptoms caused by varicose veins, all while improving their overall appearance.

The Varithena treatment process is quick and pain-free. Most major health insurers cover Varithena, and the treatment is safe and well-tolerated. Following your Varithena appointment, there’s little downtime so that you can return to your favorite activities right away.

How does Varithena work?

At Goldman Vein Institute, the team performs Varithena as an outpatient procedure. On the day of your appointment, you lie down on your back. Next, your provider carefully injects a small amount of Varithena into one or several veins.

Once the solution enters your vein it foams up and irritates the vein wall, causing the vein walls to collapse. Your blood reroutes to healthier veins, and the treated veins fade away. Over time, your body absorbs the veins and flushes them out. This process minimizes the appearance of visible veins, allowing you to wear shorts and skirts confidently. 

Am I a good candidate for Varithena?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for Varithena, make an appointment at Goldman Vein Institute. Following a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of goals for treatment, your provider can develop a custom-care plan that aligns with your needs.

Several medical conditions may disqualify you from treatment. You should not participate in Varithena if:

  • You have a history of arterial disease
  • You have had major surgery in the past three months
  • You are pregnant or recently were pregnant
  • You recently stayed in the hospital

You should also avoid Varithena treatment if you have a history of blood clots or reduced mobility.

What is recovery like following Varithena treatment?

Following Varithena treatment, you can return home right away. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise for at least one week. 

Make sure to follow your provider’s recovery instructions carefully. You should also wear compression stockings for three days and walk for at least 20 minutes three times per day.

If you’re interested in exploring Varithena as a treatment option, schedule an appointment at Goldman Vein Institute. Call the office nearest you or book a consultation online today.