Varithena Specialist

Advanced Vein Center

Bruce Hoyle, M.D.

Vein Specialist located in Orange, CA

As a vein specialist with over 20 years of experience, Bruce Hoyle, MD, offers Varithena® treatments for varicose veins at Advanced Vein Center in Orange, California. This minimally invasive treatment can reduce the appearance of your varicose veins in eight weeks. Call Advanced Vein Center or schedule a consultation online today to find out how Varithena can help you get rid of your varicose veins. Dr. Hoyle was involved in the application process to get Varithena approved by the American Medical Association and is a speaker to physician groups about Varithena. about Varithena. Scroll down to read more.

Varithena Q & A

What is Varithena?

Varithena is an injectable foam treatment for varicose veins. In addition to reducing the appearance of your varicose veins, Varithena also alleviates other varicose vein symptoms such as:

  • Heaviness
  • Aches and cramps
  • Swelling
  • Throbbing
  • Itching

Varithena is an effective treatment for almost anyone who has varicose veins. Dr. Hoyle uses Varithena to treat several types of varicose veins of all sizes, including twisted (tortuous) veins. He can also use the treatment on varicose veins above and below your knee. 

Varithena is also suitable to retreat veins that didn’t respond to other therapies, and it’s a suitable treatment for patients who have issues with the great saphenous vein.

How does Varithena work?

Dr. Hoyle injects the Varithena foam medication into your varicose vein. The microfoam fills the inside of the damaged vein, causing it to collapse and seal itself closed. Your blood is then forced to flow through healthier veins. Over time, your varicose veins atrophy, and your body absorbs the vein tissue. 

What happens during Varithena treatment?

Varithena treatment takes less than an hour. Dr. Hoyle examines your veins and might provide a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Then, using a specialized needle, he injects Varithena into your varicose veins. Dr. Hoyle can treat more than one vein at a time. When your treatment is complete, we apply compression stockings to your legs, and you can drive yourself home but walking is encouraged. There is essentially no downtime.

What should I expect after Varithena treatment?

After your Varithena treatment, you need to wear the compression stockings for at least 48 hours constantly. They provide compression that helps your treated veins remain closed as the medication takes effect. After 48 hours you can take everything off and shower then, wear compression stockings during the daytime for up to two weeks. 

Dr. Hoyle provides customized aftercare instructions, but in general, you should avoid strenuous exercise for a week after your Varithena treatment. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting. However regular low-intensity exercise and walking is encouraged.  

If you have varicose veins and are interested in Varithena treatment, call Advanced Vein Center or schedule an appointment online to meet with Dr. Hoyle today.