VNUS Vein Closure is a new non-surgical alternative for varicose veins. Until now, the only way to eliminate these veins was the use of lasers, injections, or invasive vein stripping surgery. These procedures were painful and involved lengthy recovery times. Today, the non-surgical VNUS Closure procedure is revolutionizing the way people deal with their unsightly varicose veins. The VNUS Closure procedure delivers radio frequency (RF) energy to the vein, causing the vein to heat, collapse and seal shut. Once the vein is shut, your legs' healthy veins take over and redirect the flow of blood, causing the varicose vein to disappear.
Healthy veins have valves, which open and close to assist blood flow. Over time, these valves can become damaged or diseased, causing the unsightly bluish blotches known as varicose veins. Some people develop varicose veins due to genetics or hormone changes like those associated with pregnancy. For others, varicose veins are simply a natural part of the aging process.
Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area being treated. Unlike traditional plastic surgery, patients who have undergone VNUS Closure usually resume normal activity in 1-2 days.