Is Venefit the Right Treatment for You?
If varicose veins threaten to sideline you from activities this summer, now may be the perfect time to pursue treatment for those bulging, unsightly vessels. You have many options to choose from in vein treatment today, with most requiring little or no discomfort or downtime. The staff at PCI Veins has the basics on one of those popular procedures, Venefit Closure, to help you determine whether this is the best procedure for you.
The Power of Radiofrequency
Radiofrequency is a technology used in many different types of medical and cosmetic procedures today. As a vein treatment, RF energy is delivered directly into the vessel via a narrow catheter, heating the vein and causing it to shrink. The constricted vessel seals shut as the catheter is carefully removed, leaving the collapsed vessel to be reabsorbed by the body over time. The visible vessel disappears from view and blood is rerouted to healthy veins nearby.
Benefits of Venefit over other Treatment Options
Venefit is a revolutionary procedure that offers significant benefits over traditional vein treatments like surgical stripping. Some of those benefits include:
- Less discomfort during and after the procedure
- Little or no visible scarring or bruising
- Less risk compared to surgery
- Can be performed on an outpatient basis
- Faster treatment and recovery time
In addition Venefit is often a preferred treatment over laser procedures because the RF energy carries even less risk of damaging surrounding skin and tissue. This means an even faster, more comfortable treatment than popular ablation procedures using laser energy for some patients.
What to Expect
The Venefit procedure takes less than one hour to perform and is usually done under local anesthesia. The catheter used to deliver the RF energy is so small, no stitches are used to close up the insertion points on the skin. Instead, a small pressure bandage is applied and you can return to your regular activities as soon as the treatment is completed.
Results of Venefit can be seen right away, but will continue to improve in the following days as you heal from the procedure. Any mild bruising or swelling will subside quickly and post-procedural discomfort is typically minimal. Once the results are clear, they will be permanent since the visible vein was completely eliminated.
Insurance Coverage Options
For patients that are suffering more than the cosmetic embarrassment of varicose veins, insurance coverage may be available to treat the aching, swelling and other physical symptoms of your swollen vessels. Most insurance companies will want documentation of your symptoms as well as the results of a diagnostic examination to determine the underlying cause of the varicosity. In addition, your insurance company may want you to try non-invasive treatments like compression therapy for a period of time before scheduling Venefit. If the criteria is met, Venefit is considered a covered procedure by many insurance companies today.
Venefit is an effective way to eliminate uncomfortable varicose veins without anesthesia, incisions or an extended recovery period. To learn more about this procedure, contact PCI Veins at 319-774-8432.