Varithena: The Future of Varicose Vein Treatment is Here

Conveniently located to service Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, Lewiston and the neighboring communities in Maine.

Contact Advanced Vein Center Today!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Varicose veins are a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. They are caused by a weakening of the veins in the legs, which allows blood to pool and back up. This can lead to a number of symptoms, including swelling, pain, and discoloration. Advanced Vein Center is bringing a cutting edge treatment for these problem veins to their patients.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins that can appear blue or purple. They are most commonly found in the legs, but they can also occur in the arms, stomach, and face. Living with these unsightly veins can take a mental and physical toll.

What is Varithena?

Varithena is an FDA approved non-surgical treatment for varicose veins. It is a polidocanol foam that is injected into the vein, which causes the vein to collapse and close. It doesn’t involve surgical vein stripping, removing the asspciated risks.

How does Varithena Work?

Varithena works by using a foam that is injected into the vein. The foam contains a substance called polidocanol, which irritates the vein walls. This causes the vein to collapse and close. Best of all, it doesn’t leave an foreign bodies behind after the treatment.

The Benefits of Varithena

Varithena offers a number of benefits over traditional surgical treatments for varicose veins. These benefits include:

  • No incision or stitches.
  • less risk of complications.
  • patients can return to their normal activities quickly.

The Risks of Varithena

Varithena is a safe procedure, but there are some minor risks associated with it. These risks include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Blood clot

The experienced and knowledgable team at Advanced Vein Center will discuss the potential side effects of Varithena with qualified candidates.

Who is a Good Candidate for Varithena?

Varithena is a good option for people who have varicose veins that are causing symptoms, such as pain, swelling, or discoloration. It is also a good option for people who are not good candidates for surgery, such as people who have other medical conditions or who are taking blood thinners.

The Varithena Procedure

The Varithena procedure is performed in our state of the art facility. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and since there is no anesthesia required, moat patients drive themselves home after the procedure.

A small amount of the polidocanol injectable foam 1% is administered by a member of the Advanced Vein Center team, filling a desired section of the damaged vein(s). The diseased vein then collapses, quickly and efficiently redirecting blood flow to healthier, stronger blood vessels and eliminating the bulging appearance of the treated vein(s). The microfoam is naturally diluted in the bloodstream and flushed out of the body.

The Recovery Process

The recovery process for Varithena is very quick. Most people can return to their normal activities the same day.

There may be some bruising and swelling at the injection site, but this will usually go away within a few days.

The Cost of Varithena

The Advanced Vein Center works with patients to provide a transparent overview of associated treatment costs. Varithena treatments are accepted by many major insurances, but individual coverage may depend on the severity of the varicose veins.

The Future is Here

Varithena is a relatively new treatment for varicose veins, and the experts at Advanced Vein Center are excited to bring it to our patients. Varithena is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure thats successfully helped over 100,000 patients say goodbye to varicose veins.

As Varithena becomes more widely available, it is likely to become the standard treatment for varicose veins.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and see if Varithena is the best choice for dealing with your varicose veins.

Contact Us Today

The expert team at the Advanced Vein Center is proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for your vein disorder. Conveniently located on Congress Street in Portland, we offer leading vein services to men and women in Westbrook, Scarborough, Lewiston, and the neighboring communities in Maine. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.

Related Treatments & Conditions

Endovenous Laser

Endovenous Laser

Endovenous laser ablation or endovenous laser treatment (ELVT) uses advanced laser technology to close off varicose veins, eliminating the discomfort and appearance of these challenging, bulging veins.

Compression Therapy

Compression Therapy

Improve blood flow and circulation while enhancing the results of your leg vein treatment with high-end compression therapy.



Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of an FDA-approved sclerosing agent called Sotradecol directly into affected veins.



A diagnostic ultrasound may help you understand what’s happening under the skin to cause that uncomfortable feeling—and what you can do to get rid of your leg discomfort once and for all.