Microfoam Varithena Specialist

Beverly Hills Vein Institute

Ivan Brooks, MD

Vein Ablation Specialist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Varithena® is an innovative injectable microfoam treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. At Beverly Hills Vein Institute in Beverly Hills, California, Ivan Brooks, MD, offers microfoam Varithena to reduce the appearance of varicose veins and other uncomfortable side effects of venous insufficiency. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, call the practice or schedule a consultation online today to learn how microfoam Varithena can get rid of your varicose veins.

Microfoam Varithena Q & A

What is microfoam Varithena?

Varithena is an FDA-approved type of sclerotherapy that uses a foaming solution instead of a liquid. It works by displacing the blood in your varicose vein, which makes the vein collapse on itself and seal shut. The foam also causes fibrosis inside your vein, which creates scarring and tissue thickening to help close your vein. 

Varithena treatment stops your blood from leaking backward or pooling in your veins. Instead, your blood flows back to your heart and lungs through healthier neighboring veins.

What vein conditions are treated with microfoam Varithena?

Microfoam Varithena treats a variety of vein issues. At Beverly Hills Vein Institute, Dr. Brooks uses Varithena to treat:

  • Small, medium, and large varicose veins
  • Varicose veins located above and below the knee
  • Twisted (tortuous) veins
  • Previously treated veins

Microfoam Varithena can also reduce other symptoms of venous insufficiency, including heavy, aching legs, as well as swelling and itchiness. 

What happens during a microfoam Varithena treatment?

Dr. Brooks provides a comprehensive exam before recommending any vein treatments. While microfoam Varithena is suitable for most patients, Dr. Brooks recommends different treatments if you have allergies to any of the ingredients, or if you’re pregnant. 

When you have a microfoam Varithena treatment, Dr. Brooks cleans your skin and applies a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during your injection. Then, using ultrasound guidance, he uses a thin needle to inject the foam into your varicose vein.  

Dr. Brooks can treat more than one varicose vein during your appointment. 

What should I expect after a microfoam Varithena treatment?

After a microfoam Varithena appointment, you need to wear compression stockings for a couple of weeks. Compression stockings encourage healthy circulation and also provide gentle pressure to help your treated veins to stay closed. You should walk around for 10 minutes a few times a day, but avoid strenuous exercise for a couple of weeks. 

You might have some itchiness for a day or so after your Varithena treatment, but this mild side effect usually subsides quickly. Over the next few weeks, your treated varicose veins shrink and then fade away. 

Call Beverly Hills Vein Institute or make an appointment online today to find out if microfoam Varithena is the right varicose vein treatment for you.