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

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