Varicose vein treatments have come a long way over the past decade or so. While vein stripping used to be pretty much the only treatment option available, these days varicose veins can be treated with numerous types of procedures, many of which are non-invasive. New treatments are consistently being added onto the market, giving patients more options than ever before.
One of the newest treatments available is Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion. Here, you’ll discover more about this revolutionary procedure and how it could help banish your varicose vein issues once and for all.
What is Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion?
Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion is a new, keyhole procedure performed under local anaesthetic. It basically sticks the wall of the varicose vein together, shutting it down completely.
Once the glue has been inserted into the vein via a catheter, it begins to harden and will gradually be absorbed by the body. Once the varicose vein is closed, it allows the blood to re-direct to healthier veins, preventing the condition from worsening.
What sets this treatment apart, is the fact it doesn’t require a large amount of anaesthesia to be administered, or a Regional Nerve Block. It’s minimally invasive and is performed on a walk-in, walk-out basis.
How effective is the procedure?
According to the minimal studies carried out to measure the effectiveness of Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion, it’s estimated to work approximately 98.9% of the time. It’s also shown to produce less complications than surgery or EVLA treatment. However, as it’s a new treatment, there hasn’t been enough research conducted yet to determine how well it works compared to other treatment options.
Like all treatments, Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion won’t be suitable for all patients. So, you will need a consultation with one of our varicose vein expert surgeons to determine whether this would be the best treatment method for you.
Are there any risks involved?
There are some risks and complications associated with this procedure, though they are fairly minimal.
Like all keyhole procedures, Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion could cause bruising, nerve injury, skin discolouration, an allergic reaction or deep vein thrombosis. It’s important to be aware of these risks before you agree to undergo the procedure.
Out of all of the varicose vein treatments we offer here at the Cornwall Vein Clinic, Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion is definitely one of the most effective non-invasive procedures available. However, we advise you to book a consultation to assess the condition and discover whether this would be the best procedure to treat it.