If you are suffering from unattractive and painful Varicose Veins, the ClosureFast™ Procedure may be the answer to providing you with relief. At the Vein Center at Johns Creek, we are proud to offer the latest ClosureFast™ Procedure. It is an innovative as well as an alternative treatment and management for vein disease. Formally known as Venefit Closure™ Procedure (VNUS), ClosureFast™ Procedure is a directed Endovenous Therapy that assists in differentiating Radiofrequency Ablation therapy from other types of treatment for Venous Insufficiency.
What is Venous Insufficiency?
As of date, more than 30 million Americans suffer from Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency. However, a mere 1.9 million pursue treatment each year. The truth of the matter is, if Varicose Veins are left untreated they generally develop into Venous Insufficiency, a much more painful condition. In fact, CVI has numerous painful symptoms like ulcers, leg swelling and skin damage. But fortunately, progression of the disease can be stopped if diagnosed and treated at an early stage. According to WebMD, Venous Insufficiency is an issue with the blood flow from the veins in the legs to the heart. More precisely, it is the valves in the veins of the leg that are not functioning properly. Instead, fluid pools in the leg. Learn more+
What Causes Venous Insufficiency?
As WebMD affirms, Venous Insufficiency is often caused by high blood pressure and deep vein thrombosis within the leg veins. Other things that can also contribute to the condition are:
- Being older
- Being Overweight
- Being a female
- Lack of physical exercise
- Family history of varicose veins
Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Insufficiency
Generally, Dr. William H. Johnson, MD can diagnose Venous Insufficiency by examining your legs. As well, a type of ultrasound test or duplex Doppler can be used to determine how well the blood is flowing in your legs.
Compression stockings are helpful and can decrease swelling and ease pain. Additionally, compression stockings can help heal venous skin ulcers. Other methods that are valuable include:
- To increase blood flow, get more exercise. Walking is very beneficial.
- Avoid sitting or standing for extended periods of time; it can make the fluid pool in your legs.
- When lying down, keep your legs raised above your heart. This helps increase circulation and reduce swelling.
The ClosureFast™ Procedure
The ClosureFast™ Procedure is a marginally invasive segmental ablation treatment for venous Insufficiency (CVI) and Varicose Veins. The treatment makes use of Radiofrequency (RF) energy to distribute a uniform and an even heat so that the collagen in the vein walls contract. And when the collagen contracts it causes them to collapse and seal. When the damaged vein is closed, blood will re-direct itself to other healthy veins. One of the renowned benefits of the ClosureFast™ Procedure is that it offers a comfortable and fast recovery. In fact, the average patient’s Varicose Veins are greatly improved plus they are able to return to everyday activities.
Minimally Invasive Treatment
The ClosureFast™ Procedure eliminates the requisite for general anesthesia and major surgery. In fact, it is typically performed using local anesthesia in an outpatient surgical establishment or a vein specialist’s office such as Vein Center at Johns Creek. The procedure itself generally takes about 45-60. However, the average time spent at the facility is typically two to three hours. This is due to the normal and customary procedures of pre- and post-treatment.
The Vein Center at Johns Creek
At the Vein Center at Johns Creek, Dr. William H. Johnson, MD and his staff are devoted to offering the best quality vein treatment in a tranquil, relaxed, comfortable and professional setting. As well, the Vein Center at Johns Creek provides various options to fit your needs such as Sclerotherapy, and Ambulatory Phlebectomy.
If you have any questions or concerns about leg vein problems like Varicose Veins or Spider Veins, feel free to make an appointment or contact the staff. For easy availability, Dr. William H. Johnson is located in Suwanee, GA. He also serves the surrounding areas like Duluth, Lilburn, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, Roswell, Sugar Hill, Buford, and Duluth.
All information within this web page is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice. Be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Johnson or a specialist if you have any concerns.