The ClariVein system uses a specialty catheter for vein ablation. This is used by skilled professionals who are trained to treat incompetent veins. This type of vein causes swelling in the legs. The catheter is equipped with a mechanical ablation tip capable of rotating 360 degrees. There is also a micro-catheter for sclerotherapy infusion that offers individuals with varicose veins an effective solution.
One of the best features of this system is local anesthetic such as lidocaine is not necessary. This makes this system an excellent option for individuals with an allergy to lidocaine. ClariVein is also an option when the vein in need of treatment is located extremely close to a nerve. Traditional heat or thermal ablative catheters can cause damage to the nerve. Infusion catheters are a good choice for treating both vascular and venous conditions for patients with specific conditions.
The ClariVein procedure has been approved by the FDA for the elimination of varicose and spider veins. An extremely flexible and fine wire is used for the procedure and inserted directly into the patient’s vein. The catheter ensures the even delivery of a sclerosing solution throughout the vessel because it irritates the walls of vessel by rotating inside the vein.
Once the catheter has been removed, the walls of the vessel will stick together due to the solution. The rest of the vessel collapses. Over time, the body will gradually absorb the vessel.
ClariVein offers a wide variety of benefits. These include:
• No stitches are necessary.
• The procedure does not require heat, reducing the risks of damaging the nerves and the surrounding tissues.
• There is minimal discomfort when compared to other treatments.
• There is no real downtime after the procedure, so regular activities can be immediately resumed once the procedure has been completed.
The ClariVein procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis. Anesthesia is not required for the procedure because the majority of patients reported feeling little to no discomfort during the procedure. In most cases, the results of the treatment can be seen fairly quickly. As the natural process of the body eliminates the vessel, the results will continue to improve over time.
After the procedure, your blood is rerouted to the healthy veins. This may result in an improvement in your vascular function. The results are permanent because the treatment completely destroys the vessel. In the case of new veins, the treatment can be repeated.
If you are interested in learning more about ClariVein, schedule your personal consultation at Pacific Vein Care in McHenry. Contact us today to book your appointment. We look forward to speaking with you!