Vein glues is one of the newest and most innovative glue treatments for varicosities. It is a less invasive treatment that helps to avoid vein surgeries or vein ligations. It contains medical glue made up of cyanoacrylate adhesive. Its working is similar to laser surgery or radiofrequency treatments, which are also used to seal off the blocked arteries.

The doctor suggests vein glue treatment if a person suffers from varicosities in the first stage. Patients need sclerotherapy and ultrasound to remove blocked arteries and blood vessels in the second stage.

Symptoms that require Vein Glues

  • Achiness in the legs
  • Soreness of legs
  • Restlessness in legs
  • Venous eczema disorder
  • Discoloration of skin
  • Bulging vein of legs
  • Heaviness of legs
  • Tiredness of legs

Working of Vein Glues

It is beneficial for the treatment of varicosities. The working of vein glues are as follows:

  • It is used to seal off the blocked veins permanently.
  • It is the ideal treatment for needle-phobic patients.

The procedure of Vein Glues

  • This treatment is performed when the patient is lying on the treatment bed.
  • The technician marks all the damaged veins to treat them.
  • Anesthesia is given to the patient to numb his skin.
  • A device is inserted into the veins of the patient.
  •  The device contains a long fine tube.
  • The device introduces the VenaSeal and VenaBlock catheter.
  • The catheter is inserted in the top of the saphenous vein with the help of ultrasounds.
  • Pressure is applied with the help of chemical injection on the veins.
  • This procedure is repeated multiple times to treat varicosities.
  • It consists of minimal discomfort to the patient.
  • Ultrasound is required every one to two weeks to maintain the results.
  • After initial treatment, this procedure is again performed after two to four weeks.
  • This treatment excludes the risk of deep vein thrombosis.

You might feel discomfort after the procedure in the legs, but you can walk normally. The results of the vein glue treatment are excellent. It may cause bruising and lumpiness in the patient, but after glue treatment, it fades away. The patient required both surgical and non-surgical treatments. After the treatment, the patient must consult a doctor every three months to maintain the result. The doctor suggests avoiding a shower for a few days.

Uses of Vein Glues

  • Cyanoacrylate is a safe treatment for varicosities patients.
  • It is mainly used for the treatment of older age above fifty.
  • It is also used to close wounds or aneurysms of the brain.
  • Well-trained and good radiologists use this procedure.
  • The medical vein glue does not enter the blood circulation.
  • It stays precisely in the place where it is inserted.

Advantages of vein glues

  • It is a painless procedure.
  • It is a speedy method to treat blocked veins.
  • By using vein glue, less bruising occurs in the patient.
  • A small dosage of anesthesia is given to the patient.
  • Immediately damaged veins fade away and close.
  • The patient can directly return to their regular activity.
  • It provides a result similar to laser surgery.
  • Compression socks are also not required after the procedure.

Disadvantages of vein glues

  • Regular checkups are required to maintain results.
  • Vein glue treatment is very costly for patients.
  • It is not suitable for all the veins.
  • Additional treatments are also needed to treat varicosities.
  • Phlebitis is usually treated with the help of stockings and other medicines.

Stages of vein glues

It has the following stages:

  1. Treating large malfunctioning veins: The first stage of treating small saphenous veins requires 60 minutes.
  2. Treatment of large varicose veins: It occurs in the second stage to remove larger bulging veins that require 90-120 minutes. In this stage, extra sessions are needed to close veins with the help of ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.
  3. Treatment of surface veins: In the third stage, multiple sessions are performed for the patient, which requires 30 minutes.

Risks of Vein Glues

The risks of vein glues are as follows:

  • Bleeding from veins
  • Scarring of legs
  • Blood clotting in veins
  • Injuries of nerves
  • Lymphatic disorders
  • Severe swellings
  • Infection in veins
  • Injury to blood vessels