If you are suffering from unattractive and painful Varicose Veins, the ClosureFast™ procedure may providing relief. At the Vein Center at Johns Creek, we are proud to offer the latest ClosureFast™ Procedure. It is an innovative as well as an alternative treatment and management for vein disease. Formally known as Venefit Closure™ Procedure (VNUS), ClosureFast™ Procedure is a directed Endovenous Therapy that assists in differentiating Radiofrequency Ablation therapy from other types of treatment for venous insufficiency.
What is Venous Insufficiency?
More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins and Venous Insufficiency. However, a mere 1.9 million pursue treatment each year. Varicose Veins, left untreated, can develop into Venous Insufficiency, a much more painful condition. In fact, CVI has numerous painful symptoms like ulcers, leg swelling and skin damage. Fortunately, progression of the disease can be stopped if diagnosed and treated at an early stage. According to WebMD, VenousiInsufficiency is an issue with the blood flow from the veins in the legs to the heart. More precisely, it is the valves in the veins of the leg that are not functioning properly. Instead, fluid pools in the leg. Learn more+
What Causes Venous Insufficiency?
As WebMD affirms, Venous insufficiency is often caused by high blood pressure and deep vein thrombosis within the leg veins. Other factors include
- Being older
- Being Overweight
- Being a female
- Lack of physical exercise
- Family history of varicose veins
Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Insufficiency
Generally, Dr. William H. Johnson, MD can diagnose venous insufficiency by examining the legs. A type of ultrasound test or duplex Doppler can also be used to determine how well the blood is flowing in the legs.
Compression stockings are helpful and can decrease swelling and ease pain. Additionally, compression stockings can help heal venous skin ulcers. There are other methods that can be helpful:
- To increase blood flow, get more exercise. Walking is beneficial.
- Avoid sitting or standing for extended periods of time; it can make the fluid pool in the legs.
- When lying down, keep your legs raised above the heart. This helps increase circulation and reduce swelling.
The ClosureFast™ Procedure
The ClosureFast™ Procedure is a marginally invasive segmental ablation treatment for venous Insufficiency (CVI) and Varicose Veins. The treatment makes use of Radiofrequency (RF) energy to distribute a uniform and an even heat so the collagen in the vein walls contracts. When the collagen contracts, it causes them to collapse and seal. When the damaged vein is closed, blood will redirect itself to other healthy veins. One of the renowned benefits of the ClosureFast™ Procedure is that it offers a comfortable and fast recovery. In fact, the average patient’s varicose veins are greatly improved plus they are able to return to everyday activities.
Minimally Invasive Treatment
The ClosureFast™ Procedure eliminates the requisite for general anesthesia and major surgery. In fact, it is typically performed using local anesthesia in an outpatient surgical establishment or a vein specialist’s office such as Vein Center at Johns Creek. The procedure itself generally takes about 45-60 minutes. However, the average time spent at the facility is typically two to three hours. This is due to the normal and customary procedures of pre and post-op treatment.
The Vein Center at Johns Creek
The doctors and staff at the Vein Center at Johns Creek are dedicated to providing the highest quality vein treatment in a comfortable, relaxed and professional setting. The Vein Center at Johns Creek offers different options to fit your needs including Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Sclerotherapy.
If you have any questions or concerns about the ClosureFast™ Procedure, feel free to make an appointment or contact the staff. The Vein Center serves patients from the surrounding areas such as Alpharetta, Buford, Cumming, Duluth, Norcross, Roswell and Sugar Hill.
The information in this article is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice. Be sure to make an appointment for a consultation if you have any questions or concerns.