July 2018

Venaseal: A Revolution in Vein

For the many women and men who suffer from varicose veins, a new treatment has arrived. The VenaSeal™ Closure System is an innovative and potent technique that promises maximal efficiency and efficacy with minimal discomfort and downtime.

In industrialised countries, it is estimated that around 30 percent of women and 10 percent of men seek out medical help for venous symptoms in the legs—and those are just the ones who choose to go to a doctor. Varicose veins are a condition that has plagued people for a long, long time—presumably since the dawn of humankind—and the earliest known references to the ailment date back to around 1550 BC, when it was recorded in the Ebers papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical text.

But what causes varicose veins? In simple terms, they arise due a failing of intravenous valves to prevent backwash of blood, which then leads to leakage, dilation of veins, and the characteristic network of twisted veins that most often show themselves in the legs.



Given the long history of varicose veins, approaches to the problem of getting rid of them have ranged, broadly, from the highly conservative practice of forgoing treatment entirely to more invasive measures involving surgical intervention.

Today, a number of advanced treatment options are available to the varicose veins sufferer, many of which are minimally invasive and may offer more aesthetically pleasing outcomes than the more aggressive techniques of the past. With a clinically proven 99 percent success rate, the VenaSeal™ Closure System boasts these advantages, but stands out from the competition in a number of ways.

Whilst any one of the other treatment options alluded to can be effective, because it allows more than one vein to be treated at a sitting, VenaSeal™ can accomplish the job in a shorter time—sometimes in a single treatment, depending on the severity of the case. This spells obvious monetary and time-saving benefits for the patient.

VenaSeal™ requires only a single needle site, sparing the patient the unpleasant sensation of multiple needle pricks. There are no large incisions and only a small application of local anaesthesia is necessary, with minimal swelling, no bruising, and zero risk of thermal burns or nerve injury.

What’s more, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and lasts, on average, half an hour or less, allowing one to return to normal activity right away. Results are immediate, and recovery is usually quite speedy. There is no need for the compression stockings often associated with other techniques—the inconvenience of which may act as a deterrent to undertaking treatment in the first place—and medications following the procedure are also unnecessary.



The VenaSeal™ procedure itself is as simple as it is revolutionary: a proprietary cyanoacrylate polymer or ‘superglue’ is applied intravenously to seal the diseased vein. This, in turn, allows the body to reroute blood flow to healthy veins and break down the diseased one.

Despite being a relatively new arrival, VenaSeal™ is growing in popularity and is now being offered at several clinics and agencies across Europe. Medical Travel, a medical tourism agency based in Prague, is just such a one and, working in collaboration with the VenArt Vascular Clinic, offers the VenaSeal™ Closure System to clients at an affordable price. Those interested would do well to contact them.

If you’re looking for a remedy to those gnarled and unsightly veins in your legs, the VenaSeal™ closure system may well be just what you’re looking for—and more. It is a modern and highly effective solution to an ancient problem and represents a significant advancement in the science of varicose vein treatment.