Rock, Paper, Scissors, Glue: The Art Of VenaSeal

Mar 15, 2017

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Glue: The Art Of VenaSeal

When it comes to teaching your kids about glue safety, there are two main things to emphasize: don’t try to eat it and don’t glue your fingers together. As a way to not only glue paper and crafts together, glue can also be used to treat medical conditions like large wounds and varicose veins. With a procedure called VenaSeal, Dr. Heeringa at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists will be able to help you get rid of your veins once and for all. Read on to learn more about VenaSeal.

What Is VenaSeal?

You may have had to go to the hospital before thinking that you needed stitches, only to find out that a type of glue will suffice instead. As the same type of glue used to close up wounds, VenaSeal is a medically safe, FDA approved glue that once injected into your veins, can close them off and cause them to collapse.

How Is the Procedure Done?

Yes, it may sound a bit bizarre or even frightening to think about having glue inserted into your veins, but you can rest assured that the procedure will be safe and smooth. During your procedure, Dr. Heeringa or one of his nurses will insert a catheter through the skin and into the diseased vein. Once the catheter is inserted, Dr. Heeringa will inject the VenaSeal adhesive into the veins. To ensure that the procedure goes safely and smoothly, a combination of monitoring and ultrasound imaging will be used to make sure your veins are sealed off completely.

What Are Results Like?

One of the great things about VenaSeal is that results are considered to be permanent. Although VenaSeal can’t prevent your body from developing other veins later one, it will help kill off the ones you currently have— leaving you vein free and beautiful.

VenaSeal is a fast, easy, and effective method for getting rid of your varicose veins, If you would like to learn more about this treatment option or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Heeringa at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists today.

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