About Varithena


Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg's GSV system. Varithena® improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, and the appearance of varicose veins.

Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is the only FDA-approved foam treatment for varicose veins in the great saphenous vein (GSV) system of the leg. Varithena® has been proven to: Improve the 5 symptoms patients consider most important: Heaviness, Achiness, Swelling, Throbbing, Itching, and Improve vein appearance.

Minimally invasive, nonsurgical Treatment with Varithena® does not require any incisions or general anesthesia. It usually takes less than an hour to administer Varithena®. Patients may resume some activities the same day but should avoid heavy exercise for one week.


Varithena® treats a wide range of varicose veins in the GSV system, including: Tortuous (twisted) veins Veins above and below the knee Veins with small, medium, and large diameters Veins previously treated with other methods Varithena® does not treat all forms of varicose veins. Please schedule your consultation with us to see if Varithena® may be right for you.


Our vein doctor administers a small amount of Varithena® through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein. The Varithena® microfoam fills and treats the desired section of the vein. The diseased vein collapses and the microfoam is deactivated. When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby.


The most common side effects seen with Varithena® are leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain. These are not all of the possible side effects of Varithena®. See Important Safety Information.

If you are suffering from varicose veins, contact us today to find out if this treatment is right for you. Our surgical centers are located in Hoover and Prattville Alabama. Serving Birmingham and all surrounding areas.

Source: Varithena Site

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