Discover Varithena, a minimally invasive foam sclerosant treatment for varicose veins. Learn about its benefits, procedure, and potential side effects.

What is Varithena?

Varithena is a foam sclerosant medication used to treat varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). It is injected into the affected veins to close them off and improve blood flow in surrounding healthy veins. Varithena is a safe and effective alternative to traditional vein-stripping surgery, offering patients a minimally invasive option with minimal downtime.

How Does Varithena Work?

Varithena works by causing irritation and scarring inside the varicose veins, leading to their closure. The foam consistency of Varithena allows for better contact with the vein walls, ensuring more effective treatment. Over time, the closed varicose veins are absorbed by the body, and blood flow is rerouted to healthier veins.

Benefits of Varithena

Some of the key benefits of Varithena treatment include:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • No incisions or scars
  • Quick recovery time
  • Reduced pain and discomfort compared to traditional surgery
  • High success rate in closing varicose veins
  • Improved cosmetic appearance of the legs
  • Long-lasting results

What to Expect During the Procedure

During a Varithena procedure:

  • Preparation: The affected leg is cleaned, and a local anesthetic may be applied to minimize discomfort.
  • Injection: Varithena foam is injected directly into the varicose veins using a small needle under ultrasound guidance.
  • Monitoring: The doctor monitors the injection process to ensure proper distribution of the foam within the veins.
  • Compression: Compression stockings or bandages may be applied to the treated leg to promote blood flow and reduce swelling.

The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour, and patients can usually resume their normal activities immediately afterward.

Potential Side Effects

While Varithena is considered safe, some patients may experience mild side effects, including:

  • Temporary bruising or discoloration at the injection site
  • Mild discomfort or soreness in the treated leg
  • Itching or burning sensation
  • Rarely, allergic reactions or blood clots

Most side effects are temporary and resolve on their own within a few days to weeks after treatment.


Varithena offers a safe and effective treatment option for varicose veins, allowing patients to achieve smoother, healthier-looking legs without the need for surgery. If you're considering Varithena treatment, be sure to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to discuss whether it's the right option for you. With proper care and follow-up, Varithena can help improve both the appearance and function of your legs, restoring confidence and comfort in your daily life.

If you're ready to explore this advanced treatment option, schedule a consultation with IVY Cardiovascular & Vein Center today by calling us at 561-210-9495 and take the first step towards healthier veins and a more confident you.

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