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What is ClariVein Treatment for Spider Veins?

Jan 01, 2020

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What exactly does ClariVein for spider veins involve?

ClariVein is a technique through which multiple spider veins can be treated through a single injection site. Usually, spider veins are treated by a technique called sclerotherapy, in which a medicated solution (called sclerosant) is injected into the defective vein. Sclerosant causes the vein walls to stick together, after which they shrivel and disappear. However, this only be applied to really tiny veins, and you would need to inject each vein separately. That is where the ClariVein catheter device comes in. The ClariVein device is a tiny catheter with a rotating tip. The tip of the catheter helps disperse the sclerosant throughout large veins, in all directions. Your vein doctor would inject this device into a single large vein, using ultrasound imaging guidance. Once it goes within the vein, it works its magic from within, causing all the defective veins to disappear.

What are the advantages of ClariVein treatment?

ClariVein is a recently introduced, advanced treatment option. It scores over other modes of treatment for varicose and spider veins in several ways:

  • This is an outpatient procedure which only requires a visit to your vein doctor’s office. No hospital admissions are needed, and the procedure lasts less than 45 minutes.
  • You will only need one single injection throughout the procedure.
  • This procedure requires ultrasound imaging guidance, which improves its accuracy.
  • There is almost no bruising associated with this procedure, unlike other modes of treatment.
  • This procedure requires no recovery time, and you can return to work immediately.

Why do I need to get ClariVein as a part of spider vein treatment?

ClariVein is usually performed in one of the larger veins of your leg, and not directly on the spider veins themselves. You may therefore wonder whether this is necessary – aren’t you essentially treating a completely healthy vein?

Not really. What you need to understand is, that spider veins are formed because the larger vein in question is unhealthy – and has developed a condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVS). In CVS, the large veins of the leg, called the saphenous veins, do not transport impure blood back to the heart efficiently. This causes the ‘dirty’ blood to pool in the leg veins, causing them to swell under pressure. The high pressure makes the flood force its way into new, unhealthy veins just under the surface of your skin. These are the spider veins that you see externally. The new veins may also be in the form of larger, twisted structures called varicose veins. If you just get the tiny spider veins removed, without fixing the larger veins, they will just re-form again. The only way to permanently fix the spider veins is to put the larger, unhealthy veins also out of commission. This is what ClariVein does, giving you a complete, effective solution for your spider veins.

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What are the other alternatives to ClariVein for treating varicose and spider veins?

Being a new, advanced procedure, ClariVein can be a little hard on the pocket. Not all insurance providers have caught up with covering for the cost of ClariVein treatment. This being the case, you may want to explore other alternatives for treating your varicose and spider veins and underlying chronic venous insufficiency. There are several proven minimally invasive procedures which shut down blood flow in the main veins, and cure varicose and spider veins. Some tried and tested methods include the following:

  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA): This technique uses thermal energy from a radiofrequency catheter to melt the vein walls and fuse them together. This procedure requires injecting an anesthetic into the skin over the vein first, which serves two purposes – to numb the skin, and to act as a ‘tumescent’ or an agent that separates tissue structures. A small skin incision is then made to expose the defective vein. A radiofrequency catheter is then inserted into the vein, and energy is delivered through this. This causes the vein walls to soften and stick together, thus cutting off blood circulation.
  • Endovenous Laser ablation (EVLA): This technique, like RFA, requires a numbing injection and an incision. It uses laser energy delivered through a laser fiber instead of a radiofrequency catheter. Laser energy is more intense, and can cause more discomfort during the procedure as compared to RFA.
  • VenaSeal: Like ClariVein, this is another advanced technique that does not need numbing and tumescent injections, or incisions. In this technique, medicated glue is directly injected into the defective vein. The glue acts almost immediately to fuse the vein walls together. Over time, the vein hardens and shrinks, and the body digests it.
  • Varithena: This is also a form of sclerotherapy. Instead of sclerosant, it uses medicated foam for injection, which tends to disperse over a wider area. This is therefore used for medium sized veins.

The Vein Treatment Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation for chronic venous insufficiency, and advanced, personalized treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. We have on board the nation’s most experienced vein experts, who are board certified, Ivy league trained physicians. Our vein doctors have both the skills and the resources to offer you all minimally invasive treatment procedures for spider veins – including advanced options like VenaSeal and ClariVein. If you would like to consult our vein experts, book an appointment online, or call 855-386-0195 today!

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Drexel College of Medicine

Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

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Dr. Calvin Jung

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
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Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
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Simon
Smith MD

NJ Vein Specialist
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
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Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
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Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
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Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
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