VARITHENA® (polidocanol injectable foam) is the only FDA-approved foam sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins in the great saphenous vein (GSV) system of the leg. Varithena® improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, and the appearance of varicose veins, including:
Minimally invasive, nonsurgical
Treatment with Varithena® does not require any large incisions or general anesthesia. It usually takes the doctor less than an hour to administer Varithena®, and is performed in the comfort and convenience of your doctor’s office. Patients may resume most normal activities the same day.
Types of veins treated
Varithena® treats a wide range of varicose and superficial veins in the GSV system, including:
Tortuous (twisted) veins
Veins above and below the knee
Veins with small, medium, and large diameters
Veins previously treated with other methods
Varithena® does not treat all forms of varicose veins. Please talk with your doctor to see if Varithena® may be right for you.
How Varithena® works
The doctor administers a small amount of Varithena® through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein
The Varithena® microfoam fills and treats the desired section of the vein
The diseased vein collapses and the microfoam is deactivated
When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby