Many varicose veins in the legs are caused by saphenous vein reflux. ClosureFast™ offers a treatment for saphenous vein reflux that is clinically proven to correct this problem. With ClosureFast™, you can receive effective saphenous vein reflux treatment and get rid of your varicose veins.
What is Saphenous Vein Reflux?
Saphenous vein reflux is a medical condition that has to do with the veins in your legs. The saphenous veins of the legs, located in the fat layer between the skin and muscle, deliver deoxygenated blood back toward the heart. If these veins become diseased or damaged, they fail to function properly, and the blood begins to flow backward due to gravity.
With the vein valves malfunctioning, the rising pressure on these veins forces the body to adapt and find new pathways for blood flow, thereby placing more pressure on the surface veins of the legs. This abnormal pressure causes these leg veins to become varicose and can also cause a range of other symptoms, including aching, burning, swelling, leg heaviness, cramping, and more.
Left unchecked, saphenous vein reflux can have serious consequences. Not only will it lead to varicose veins in the legs, but it can also cause venous ulcers, leg wounds, skin damage or bleeding, blood clots, nerve damage, severe swelling, and even leg asymmetry.
Getting Treatment for Saphenous Vein Reflux
Identifying the source of leg problems requires an examination by a vein specialist. Our experts at Vein Specialists of Augusta can perform an ultrasound to determine whether you have saphenous vein reflux. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, appropriate treatment will be recommended. Initial conservative treatments such as the use of supplements, leg elevation, exercise or physical therapy, and compression support stockings can slow the disease and ease symptoms for those with milder cases.
For those with more serious cases of saphenous vein reflux, and for a more long-term resolution, ClosureFast™ is the treatment of choice. ClosureFast™ permanently closes the defective varicose vein(s) to relieve the pressure. As ClosureFast™ can completely cure saphenous vein reflux, patients report rapid and pronounced symptom relief. Medical studies have demonstrated that the body’s circulatory system adapts well to the closure of damaged saphenous veins. ClosureFast™ has approximately a 94 percent closure rate at the 24-month mark, and for the majority of treated patients, circulation will return to normal.
How ClosureFast™ Works
ClosureFast™ uses radiofrequency ablation to treat saphenous vein reflux. First, a hollow needle is guided by ultrasound technology and inserted into the saphenous vein. A wire is threaded through the needle, and the needle is withdrawn. Next, a small catheter is inserted and radiofrequency energy is transmitted through the wire, delivering uniform heat to the venous walls. This causes the vein to close as the catheter is slowly withdrawn. A ClosureFast™ treatment takes just 60 minutes or less, causes less pain and bruising than laser energy treatments, and leaves minimal scarring at the puncture site. ClosureFast™ is one of the top preferred treatments for saphenous vein reflux and can help you get rid of varicose veins for good.
If you have varicose veins, or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, schedule your consultation to be evaluated for saphenous vein reflux. With treatment, you can achieve relief and experience a better quality of life. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sherman, call us at (706) 854-8340 or contact us online today.