VenaSeal vein glue is the most recent method for treating varicose veins, also known as varicosities. It is medical glue made up do cyanoacrylate adhesive. This treatment blocks and shuts down the defected or damaged veins. In the past, it was also called Sapheon glue, but now it is only named VenaSeal vein glue. Medical sapheon glue shuts down the main saphenous veins in the thighs. This treatment is less invasive than other treatments.
Working of VenaSeal vein glue
- A tiny amount of VenaSeal vein glue is inserted into the veins.
- A small catheter is used to insert VenaSeal vein glue into the veins.
- Once the procedure of VenaSeal vein glue is completed, the blood circulation starts in the healthy veins of the legs.
- VenaSeal vein glue does not require any blockage of nerves like other treatments.
- It does not require a high dosage of anesthesia and any pre-procedure or medications.
- Immediately after the treatment, the patient can do their regular activities.
- In VenaSeal vein glue, there are no chances of skin burn.
The procedure Of VenaSeal Vein Glue
The VenaSeal vein glue consists of the following procedure:
- In the 1st step, the catheter is inserted into the damaged veins with the help of an ultrasound.
- In the 2nd step, special medical glue known as VenaSeal glue is inserted in the damaged vein with the help of a catheter.
- In the 3rd step, little external pressure is put on damaged vein valves to seal off the veins.
- The fourth step includes removal of catheter from the veins, and the doctor puts a bandage on the vein.
Expectations During The Procedure
- The patient might feel slight pain in the veins.
- The doctor gives anesthesia to the patient to numb his skin, which also causes little discomfort.
- The catheter is inserted in the damaged area to insert the medications in these areas.
- The patient might feel pressure in the legs due to the insertion of the catheter in the veins.
- The patient might feel the sensation of pulling in the legs.
- Ultrasound plays an essential role in guiding the position of the catheter.
Expectations After The Procedure
- After the treatment, doctors remove the catheter from the damaged veins and put a bandage on the wounds.
- The doctor suggests rest to the patient.
- Doctors suggest taking care of yourself.
Treatment VenaSeal Vein Glue
VenaSeal vein glue treats the following diseases:
- Varicose vein recur, which includes:
- Venous disease progression
- Inadequate progression
- Vein stripping
- Pelvic, vaginal, and vulvar varicosities.
- Lipoedema and varicosities: Lipoedema is a severe disorder that includes the accumulation of abnormal and fatty substances in the tissues, mainly in the legs’ lower legs and inner thighs.
Effectiveness of VenaSeal Vein glue
- The VenaSeal vein glue gives 98.6% effective results.
- It includes minor complications compared to Endovenous vein ablation and radiofrequency laser therapy.
- It does not contain any heat for skin burning like in endovenous vein ablation.
- It requires only a small amount of anesthesia to numb the skin.
- It treats two or more damaged veins in a single session.
- Surface varicosities are treated two to four weeks after the procedure of VenaSeal vein glue.
- VenaSeal vein glue requires an ultrasound to view the damaged veins.
It is a type of super medical glue made of cyanoacrylate adhesive. It is specially made up in the labs to seal the veins permanently. It has unique properties to treat the varicosities compared to the other glues.
- The VenaSeal vein glue immediately polymerizes the blood when it comes in contact with the special medical glue.
- It causes the vein to seal off immediately.
- After the procedure, it should be undetectable to the patient.
- It is very soft and elastic medical glue.
- It does not cause any long-term effects.
- It consists of anti-microbial properties against gram-positive organisms.
The cyanoacrylate adhesive is used to treat wounds and bruising of the skin. It is a rapid treatment for patients, specifically children. In children, it avoids the need for suturing. It is also used in different medications, which are as follows:
- Surgery of ophthalmic
- Dental procedures
- Medicines of pelvic congestion, arterio-venous Malformations, and gastric varicose
Advantages Of VenaSeal Vein Glue
The advantages of VenaSeal vein glue are as follows:
- This procedure is beneficial for the needle-phobic patient.
- The patient does not feel any discomfort during the process.
- It is a very safe treatment.
- It results in quick recovery.
- It does not stiff the joints.
- It does not require compression socks and stockings.
Disadvantages Of VenaSeal Vein Glue
The disadvantages of VenaSeal vein glue are as follows:
- It is a very new treatment and does not give long-term results.
- This procedure does not cure mostly large damaged veins.
- In rare cases, it also causes deep vein thrombosis.
- Cyanoacrylic glue causes allergy in some patients.
Side Effects Of VenaSeal Vein Glue
In rare cases, it causes side effects in some patients, which are as follows:
- Allergic reactions to the patients
- Inflammation and swelling of veins
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolism