Most of the minimally invasive techniques for varicose veins work by using heat to seal the main leaky vein inside the thigh. The heat is generated by using a laser (called EVLT) or electrical energy (VnUS Closure). ClariVein® works by using a rotating wire and a solution called STD to close the vein from the inside
ClariVein® is sadly not suitable for all varicose vein patients. We estimate that we will be able to use ClariVein® on about 70% of patients with varicose veins but the more complicated cases, especially those who have had surgery before, may not be suitable.
The only downside to date is that the ClariVein® technique is very new and at the moment, we don’t know what the long-term results will be. The data from the USA from the 12-month follow up is that all the veins are completely closed and the treatment has been successful in over 90% of cases.
Cost of ClariVein® treatment
The cost of ClariVein® is similar to other types of treatment – as a rough guide treatment for one leg will cost in the region of £2,500–£2,800. Patients with health insurance should find that their insurers will cover the costs.
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