What are the 3 Key Benefits of Varithena?

Published On: May, 15, 2024

Varithena emerged as a groundbreaking prescription medication designed to target the great saphenous vein system (GSV) and associated varicose veins, offering relief from symptoms of superficial venous incompetence and visible varicosities. Unlike traditional methods, Varithena® presents a non-thermal, non-tumescent, and nearly painless approach to vein treatment, revolutionizing the way we address vein disorders.

Understanding Varithena: What Is It?


Varithena consists of a unique “microfoam” formulation of polidocanol, a sclerosing agent, and CO2. This microfoam bears a striking resemblance to white, foamy shave cream, making it easy to administer. Ultrasound guidance is utilized to inject Varithena® microfoam into the targeted vein, where it efficiently displaces blood and destroys the endothelial lining, leading to vein closure.

Varithena® treatment is tailored to each patient’s specific vein location, size, anatomy, and tortuosity, ensuring optimal outcomes. Notably, Varithena is effective for treating veins of various sizes above and below the knee, making it a versatile solution for a wide range of patients.

Key Benefits of Varithena

Varithena® offers several advantages over traditional vein treatments:

  • Effectiveness in treating veins of different sizes without the need for incisions, sedation, or general anesthesia.
  • Elimination of the need for wire insertion along the length of the vein, reducing procedural complexity and discomfort.
  • Non-thermal nature of the treatment, minimizing the risk of thermal injury and enhancing patient safety.

Treatment Protocol and Expectations

The number and frequency of Varithena® treatments vary depending on factors such as the patient’s anatomy, vein responsiveness, and treatment goals. While some patients may achieve desired results after a single treatment, larger or resistant veins may require multiple sessions. However, most veins respond favorably to Varithena® after just one treatment.

On the day of treatment, patients can expect a streamlined and comfortable experience. After signing the consent form, patients change into provided shorts and undergo a skin cleansing process with alcohol. Ultrasound is then used to localize the veins, and the foam medication is injected into the veins using a fine needle. The foam fills and treats the desired section of the vein, leading to vein collapse and deactivation of the foam.

Following treatment, patients’ legs are elevated on a comfortable wedge pillow for approximately 15 minutes to optimize results. Compression stockings are then applied, and patients are encouraged to walk for 30 minutes before leaving the clinic, promoting circulation and enhancing treatment efficacy.

Experience Relief with Varithena®

Varithena® represents a significant advancement in the field of vein treatment, offering a safe, effective, and patient-friendly solution for varicose veins and associated symptoms. With its non-invasive nature and impressive results, Varithena® empowers individuals to reclaim comfort and confidence in their vein health. If you’re seeking relief from varicose veins, consult with us today to explore the benefits of Varithena® and embark on the journey towards healthier veins.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Amanda Steinberger, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

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