Glue Treatment for Veins
Treatment for varicose veins / bulging veins
Glue treatment for veins explained
Glue treatment for veins is one of the newest and most innovative, minimally invasive vein treatment options to avoid vein stripping or vein surgery.
When we say “glue”, we are talking about medical glue based on the adhesive “cyanoacrylate”, that has been used for brain AVM and wound closure for over 50 years.
Cyanoacrylate adhesive (medical superglue) injections for veins
Since inception in 2014 the vein clinic has been at the forefront of the use of minimally invasive means of vein treatment in Australia. An exciting development in the last 12 months has been the licensing of several cyanoacrylate adhesive glues (Veinoff(™), Venablock(™) that can be directly injected into malfunctioning veins. Dr Matar has one of the largest experiences in Australia using these products and has developed specialised techniques for safely using these products to treat a variety of problem veins that previously would have required invasive surgery in order to be treated.
The active component of the cyanoacrylate adhesive causes near instant closure of abnormal veins that is not dependant on the wearing of compression stockings for several weeks following treatment (a major advance over foam sclerotherapy).Cyanoacrylate adhesive has been safely used for more than 50 years in other parts of the body clinical applications including wound closure, brain aneurysm and AVM closure etc. The safety profile is excellent when used by properly trained and skilled Radiologists.
Why consider glue treatment for veins
Glue treatment for veins is now available at The Vein Clinic in Perth: the first clinic in Western Australia to offer this new treatment.
You may be a candidate if you haven’t had sclerotherapy or surgery in the targeted vein, if an in-house ultrasound at The Vein Clinic has identified a suitable “target vein” for the glue treatment, and if you have demonstrated a clear understanding of this and other options.
Venaseal (the vein glue used for this treatment and shown in the animation above) is injected and dispensed to lose the affected vein, using a tiny catheter entered through the skin and into the diseased area of your vein. Blood is routed through other veins your leg.
The before/after images demonstrate a case study of glue treatment for veins. A 59 year-old patient presented with large varicose veins, after 20 years of discomfort and heavy legs toward the end of the day, as well as symptoms of itchy legs. As a cabinet maker, he wanted a tailored “walk in walk out” treatment approach.
The first stage utilised Venaseal glue treatment for veins, and both legs were treated in under 1.5 hours. The second stage included sclerotherapy and ultrasound guided phlebectomy. This patient received the best of both non-surgical and surgical methods, reducing the need for follow-up treatments. A follow-up is scheduled after 3 months to ensure that these excellent results are maintained.
Why The Vein Clinic
Dr Luke Matar, founder of The Vein Clinic, is passionate about delivering quality care. As a Radiologist, he nurtures meticulous attention to detail in ultrasound assessment and ultrasound-guided treatments. The unique approach at The Vein Clinic starts with the fact that Dr Matar scans patients himself, to confirm sonographer findings, and to maintain the highest possible accuracy when presenting a diagnosis.
At The Vein Clinic, we will be happy to explain your options, including glue treatment, laser treatment for veins, or the use of other vein treatment options to fix your veins.