The ClosureFast™ Procedure, an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery, brings state-of-the-art technology to an age-old disease. This procedure specifically targets the underlying or root cause of the problem. The symptoms and appearance of visible veins may improve tremendously after successful Venefit treatment. However, it must be understood that this procedure does not directly target the superficial veins and that further treatments directed at the visible veins are usually necessary.
ClosureFast™ Procedure can be performed under General or Local anesthesia at the patient’s preference, on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, Dr. Moore will position the ClosureFast™ catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. As the RF energy is delivered and the catheter is withdrawn, the vein wall is heated, causing the collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. Once the diseased vein is closed. This allows Dr. Moore to treat the full length of a saphenous vein (averaging 45 centimeters) in just 3-5 minutes.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. Dr. Moore may encourage you to walk and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.
Patients who undergo the ClosureFast™ procedure typically resume normal activities within a day.
This is NOT done with a laser – lasers work by BOILING THE BLOOD, causing it to clot. Dr. Moore believes Radiofrequency is safer for our patients and delivers outstanding, lasting results.
Highlights of the ClosureFast™ procedure
- Relief of symptoms
- Resume normal activity within a day
- Outpatient procedure
- Local or general anesthesia
- Good cosmetic outcome with minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling