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Pros and Cons of ClariVein and VenaSeal

Apr 12, 2023 by Cheng SC Vein and Endovascular

Are you suffering from venous diseases such as varicose or spider veins? These conditions can significantly impact your quality of life and may even be a cosmetic concern for you. To relieve yourself of any pain and discomfort and to boost your confidence, seeking out varicose and spider vein treatments is crucial. Fortunately, treatment options for venous diseases have evolved over the years, and there are now minimally-invasive options available that greatly shorten the recovery time. For example, ClariVein and VenaSeal. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of both treatments to help you make an informed decision about your treatment plan.

ClariVein 

ClariVein is a minimally-invasive treatment that does not require multiple anaesthetic injections, and can be performed in an outpatient setting in a Vein Clinic. This non-thermal, non-tumercent procedure uses the same technique in sclerotherapy to treat varicose and spider veins. 

Learn More: Treatment Deep Dive: Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy involves using an agent that damages the inside of the vein to produce scar tissue and close off the target vein. While this method works well on smaller veins, it is not the optimal option for larger ones, such as the saphenous veins. This is where ClariVein comes in handy. During the procedure, an ultra-thin, sleek specialty infusion catheter is inserted into the diseased vein through a tiny access point. The catheter’s unique 360-degree rotating wire then disperses a solution, causing fibrosis—the development of connective tissue to repair injury or damage—which closes the vein.

Pros of ClariVein

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Reduced pain
  • No after-effects of multiple anaesthesia injections
  • Faster treatment and recovery time
  • Can be performed on an outpatient basis
  • Minimal interference with daily activities

Cons of ClariVein

  • May not be suitable for those with multiple, severe varicose or spider veins as there is a limit to how much solution can be administered per person.

VenaSeal 

VenaSeal is a relatively new but highly effective varicose and spider vein treatment option, with scientific studies backing its efficiency and safety. In fact, VenaSeal has achieved a remarkable 94.6% vein closure in patients.

During the procedure, the doctor will numb the area where a small incision will be made, and a thin, hollow catheter will be inserted into the leg to deliver a small amount of specially-formulated medical adhesive to close the diseased vein in specific areas. After a few hours, the vein will permanently harden and be reabsorbed by the body over the next few days, allowing blood to reroute to nearby healthy veins and providing symptom relief.

Pros of VenaSeal

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Reduced pain
  • Great for average-sized veins
  • No after-effects of multiple anaesthesia injections
  • Faster treatment and recovery time
  • Can be performed on an outpatient basis
  • Minimal interference with daily activities
  • Compression stockings do not have to be worn post procedure

Cons of VenaSeal

  • Rare risk of allergic skin reaction
  • Not suitable for very large veins

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At Cheng SC Veins and Endovascular Clinic, we offer the latest minimally-invasive varicose vein and spider vein treatments in Singapore, including ClariVein and VenaSeal, to resolve your venous conditions. Schedule your medical appointment with us today.

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