How effective is the VenaSeal treatment?
Studies conducted into the success rates of the VenaSeal treatment has shown an initial success rate of 94% to 98.9% six months after treatment. This treatment has been extensively studied in the US and Europe achieving great results for patients who have undergone the procedure, showing a low risk of complications with great medium-term results. As it is a relatively new treatment, long term results are yet to be published, but the success rates are at least as good as other options based on the currently available results.
What is VenaSeal made of?
VenaSeal is a special type of medical grade adhesive known as cyanoacrylate. It is specially formulated in medical labs and has been used in many other types of medical procedures since the 1950s such as dental, orthopaedic and plastic surgery. Some of the properties of the VenaSeal glue that make it ideal for sealing veins include:
- When the VenaSeal glue comes into contact with the blood within the vein wall, it rapidly seals the vein with minimal movement, so it does not spread into adjacent healthy blood vessels.
- It is very soft and elastic after it sets, meaning that once it has been applied, patients are not able to detect it under the skin.
- It has been shown to be extremely safe, and is non-toxic, anti-bacterial and has very low allergenicity.