ClariVein® Treatment for Varicose Veins
ClariVein® is a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment developed by interventional radiologist Michael Tal, M.D., and John Marano, Ph.D. to treat veins that are raised above the skin or causing discomfort. It’s safe, virtually painless, and proven effective.
It’s also FDA-approved and has been used by top vein doctors across the country for close to 20 years. If you’re considering a non-surgical solution for your varicose veins, you’ll want to know how ClariVein® works and how it can help you experience relief.
What is ClariVein®?
The ClariVein® system is an FDA-approved medical device — the ClariVein® Infusion Catheter, or ClariVein®-IC. It delivers a special medication to damaged veins using a tiny rotating wire catheter (also referred to as a rotating fiber).
Unlike surgery for varicose veins, which involves removing diseased veins in an operating room and a lengthy recovery time, ClariVein® treatment requires no anesthetic and no incisions. It’s an outpatient procedure that our vein doctors can complete in as little as 30 minutes.
- Clinically proven to reduce symptoms of venous insufficiency
- Non-thermal (no laser used)
- Low profile, which means no scarring
- FDA-approved since 2008
At USA Vein Clinics, we provide the most advanced vein treatments, including ClariVein® treatment.
Our goal is to provide a pathway to improved vein health that involves little to no downtime and minimal pain or discomfort. ClariVein® fits all of these criteria and is well-received by our patients nationwide.
How Does the ClariVein® Procedure Work?
ClariVein® treatment for varicose veins is also known as mechanochemical endovenous ablation. It involves mechanical and chemical treatments to close diseased veins (ablation). And the procedure occurs inside the vein (endovenous).
Our vein specialists use other types of ablation to treat varicose veins non-surgically, including Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), which relies on laser energy to treat targeted veins, and Varithena Vein Treatment, which uses medical foam to collapse and close damaged veins.
What’s unique about ClariVein® ablation is that it involves two mechanisms that work synergistically to treat damaged veins:
- Mechanical – the ClariVein® device’s rotating fiber uses a 360-degree motion to deliver the special chemical solution to the targeted veins.
- Chemical – the chemical solution delivered by the fiber is what treats the underlying cause of varicose veins.
During the procedure, your doctor inserts the catheter with its rotating fiber at the end into the problem vein. They’ll use ultrasound technology to guide the fiber tip and deliver the medical solution to treat the vein.
ClariVein® is known to offer exceptional functional and cosmetic results.
ClariVein® Treatment – What to Expect
Because there is no laser energy or incisions, ClariVein® is known for causing minimal discomfort during or after the procedure.
Like our other non-surgical varicose vein treatments, this procedure is performed with a local sedative in one of our vein clinics.
Your treatment will take as little as 20 to 30 minutes, and you can be in and out of our office and back to your life in less than an hour. After ClariVein® treatment, patients are able to return to normal activities almost immediately.
Learn more about after-care at USA Vein Clinics.
Benefits of ClariVein® Treatment
ClariVein® may be an excellent option for patients looking for a safe and effective varicose vein treatment that doesn’t involve surgery, laser heat, or anesthesia.
It’s clinically proven to improve symptoms, and studies show that it has one of the best safety profiles with no serious complications reported and minimal to no pain.
Here are some of the key benefits of ClariVein® treatment:
- In-office procedure
- Virtually painless
- No recovery period
- Takes less than half an hour
Who Can Get ClariVein® Treatment for Varicose Veins?
Most people with varicose veins are good candidates for this procedure. However, if you’ve already had vein surgery, or if your varicose veins are complex or severe, your doctor might recommend other minimally invasive treatments.
Does Insurance Cover ClariVein® Treatment?
Many insurers cover ClariVein®. However, what type of coverage you are eligible for depends on your policy.
At USA Vein Clinics, we offer free insurance verification online — when you schedule your appointment online, you can verify your insurance in real-time. We’ll also help you determine if your insurance will cover the cost of your treatment by calling 888.768.3476.
Can the ClariVein® Procedure Remove Spider Veins?
ClariVein® isn’t intended to treat spider veins. However, we can treat spider veins at our clinics.
If you’re looking for help with both varicose veins and spider veins, make an appointment to see a vein specialist at a USA Vein Clinics location near you. Your doctor will create a personalized treatment plan to address your varicose veins and spider veins.
Receive Minimally Invasive ClariVein® Treatment From USA Vein Clinics
USA Vein Clinics is the largest network of outpatient vein clinics in America. Our doctors are all highly skilled interventional radiologists with years of experience treating venous insufficiency with ClariVein® and other minimally invasive treatments.
We can help you with varicose veins at any of our IAC-accredited vein clinics.
Request a consultation with one of our vein specialists today. Find out how we can help you on your journey toward better vein health.
Schedule online or call 888.768.3476 to set up an appointment near you.