Whether you have a single vein or multiple varicose veins that require medical treatment, Austin Vein Institute can help you find the right solution for your needs. As there are many strategies to combat varicose veins, our double board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Christopher Brennig, also offers Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam). When problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other veins in the GSV system, Varithena can be injected to eliminate the symptoms related or caused by varicose veins. At our office in Austin, TX, Dr. Brennig can perform an evaluation of your veins to see how he can best treat your vascular condition. If Varithena is chosen, your appointment time should last no longer than an hour. Fast and effective, Varithena can be an effective treatment for men and women with varicose veins.
"Dr. Brennig reminds me of my doctors while growing up. He gives you his time, undivided attention and a deep sense of actually caring about you. It’s a rare (but often missing!) trait."- W. / Healthgrades / May 06, 2021
"I inherited a severe case of varicose veins. Additionally, my veins were creating issues in my lower extremities that required attention. Could not have waited. Dr. Brennig and his staff determined my need and preceded to get things back to "ship shape" . Dr. Brennig is one of the coolest doctors I know. Very professional, very friendly chairside manner. And actually spends the time with you to put you at ease and to let you know exactly what you're looking at. He may even convince me to quit smoking. We're working on it. The vein institute, Dr Brennig and staff are tops !⚕️ Dr. Brennig is also the recipient of the Austin monthly doctor of the year award three years in a row. Congratulations doctor !"- S.J. / Google / Oct 30, 2020
"Dr. Brennig and his staff are amazing. The care, attention to detail and kindness from this practice is unparalleled. Dr. Brennig is thorough and enjoys what he does. I highly recommend this practice."- A. / Google / Mar 01, 2020
"True, it's hard to find such a professional office (everyone working there), but combine that with the calm, compassionate treatment and you have one in a million! I am on more third round of vein treatment, and this experience stands out by leaps and bounds. But most meaningful to me was when I went in with an injury that involved my veins and more. Dr. Brennig was very thorough and methodical in the treatment, which will result in a more complete healing! He is what a doctor should be...and his office is what an office should be!"- C.D. / Google / Dec 06, 2019
"Dr. Brenning is awesome, and the work he does is life-changing! I've suffered from vericose veins for years and never took care of them because I thought that was being vain. Then the pain and discomfort got so bad that I sought out treatment. Dr. Brennig taught me why I was having the pain and swelling and put me on a treatment plan to relief me from all of it! After my first treatment, I felt better almost instantly. It was so worth it!! And the cosmetic benefits for me were just a side-benefit, but those are nice too. I recently bought shorts for the first time in years! I would recommend Dr. Brenning to anyone suffering from vericose veins... but more importantly, I'd recommend him to those folks that are not yet suffering and his treatments can help you avoid future pain."- L.C. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
As one of many options to treat large varicose veins in the legs, the choice to use this injectable foam is up to your doctor or vascular surgeon. Once you have had a consultation with Dr. Brennig, he will discuss all possible techniques and assist in the selection to make your treatment plan.
Once you and Dr. Brennig have come to an agreement on your varicose vein removal approach, you will be seen in one of our treatment rooms. Varithena does not require a local anesthetic (like lidocaine) and may only cause slight discomfort. If you think that numbing the area will help you endure the injection, please review your options for pain management with Dr. Brennig. You will also not have to endure an incision or sedation, and the appointment should last no longer than an hour. This technique is very similar to getting a shot. The Varithena (a sclerosing foam) is injected into the vein to cause irritation the lining of the vein, which causes the vein to react, collapse, and close. Blood flow, where the vein was eliminated, will be improved and your leg will look better.
Many of our patients at Austin Vein Institute do not report to having downtime or loss of the ability to do normal activities once they have had a Varithena injection. We do ask that you keep your follow-up appointments so that we can monitor your progress and check for problems, and wear your compression stockings regularly if prescribed. Dr. Brennig will want you to avoid strenuous activities like lifting weights or heavy exercise for a few weeks. Otherwise, you should not experience complications after treatment. We ask that you please call our office if you encounter difficulties. For more advanced varicose vein cases, you may require more than one injection appointment.
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Varithena is a wonderful medical product that can be injected into a varicose vein for elimination. Not just for aesthetic purposes, Varithena will provide your circulation system by collapsing a vein that is not properly functioning. Learn more about improving the health of your vascular system and skin with injections of Varithena by calling Austin Vein Institute today.