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How Long Does it Take for Varithena® to Work?

If you have uncomfortable, unsightly varicose veins that you want to get rid of, New York Skin and Vein: now part of Schweiger Dermatology Groups offers several treatment methods to help. The newest of these, Varithena®, can treat problem veins with only one treatment and no downtime. 

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What is Varithena®?

Varithena® has been approved by the FDA to treat problems with the greater saphenous vein system in the legs. It comes in the form of an injectable foam. Because the foam effectively fills up the space inside the vein, most people only need one or two injections. Varithena® usually resolves vein problems with only one treatment. The foam causes damage and scarring to the walls of the diseased vein, causing it to collapse. While blood redirects through healthy veins, the body absorbs the collapsed veins, leaving the treated area looking smoother while it reduces or eliminates venous symptoms. 

How Long Does it Take for Varithena® to Work?

After your treatment with Varithena®, you can expect to start seeing results within a week or two. The treated veins will become flatter and less visible, and you will feel less discomfort. Results will improve for at least two to three months. 

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Who Administers Varithena®?

The manufacturers of Varithena® note that this prescription product only belongs in the hands of experienced vein specialists with training in this method of treating venous insufficiency. Vein doctors have the training and experience to diagnose these issues and perform the injections correctly. Make sure you find a provider like Dr. Dohner at The New York Skin & Vein Center, where he has the experience to give you the best vein diagnosis and treatment. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Varithena®?

Most people with varicose veins make good candidates for Varithena®. A thorough history and examination will help your doctor determine whether Varithena® will make a good treatment option for you. If you have uncomfortable, bothersome varicose veins, Varithena® can get rid of them quickly and painlessly. 

Is There Any Downtime with Varithena®?

You can go back to your usual activities the same day you have treatment, and your doctor will instruct that you walk at least ten minutes each day for a month or more. After the treatment, you will have a compression garment to wear for two weeks. You can resume more rigorous activities within a week or two. Consistent physical activity will improve your cardiovascular health. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person Varithena® consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you!

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