Venefit is a procedure that helps treat varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (leaky veins). The procedure is minimally invasive and is able to be done in the office. A physician who has been specially trained in vein procedures will perform the procedure. A small IV is placed in the leg vein and an ablation catheter is inserted through the IV into the vein that needs to be fixed. This special type of catheter allows the physician to collapse the vein in segments and seal it shut. Blood will flow into the healthy veins after the enlarged veins are closed. It is less painful and causes less bruising than procedures like vein stripping or laser ablation. It can be done in much less time and without general anesthesia.
Chronic venous insufficiency
This is a condition in which the veins are not working properly, making it hard for blood to return to the heart from the legs. Many different things can lead to and worsen this condition, such as varicose veins, prolonged standing, pregnancy, heredity, and blood clots in legs (DVT). Chronic venous insufficiency can progress, leading to ulcers, swelling, and skin color changes.
These are blue, red, or flesh colored veins that have grown large. They develop when blood pools in the legs when veins are not working correctly to carry blood to the heart from the legs. Varicose veins may look like twisted or bulging cords under the skin. Frequently they are raised above the skin.