Clinical & Lifestyle Benefits

Faster Recovery

Patients treated with the ClosureFast™ Procedure may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or 980 nm laser ablation (see charts below).  With the ClosureFast™ Procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.1  For a few weeks following the treatment, your vein specialist may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.

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Proven Outcomes

Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the ClosureFast™ Procedure.  Most patients report limited to no scarring, bruising (ecchymosis), or swelling following the ClosureFast™ Procedure.

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Potential Risks

As with all medical procedures, there is a chance that complications may occur, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Hematoma
  • Vessel perforation
  • Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Phlebitis
  • Infection
  • Adjacent nerve injury
  • Skin burn or discoloration

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References:

1. L.H. Rasmussen, M. Lawaetz, L. et al, Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Endovenous Laser Ablation, Radiofrequency Ablation, Foam Sclerotherapy and Surgical Stripping for Great Saphenous Varicose Veins. British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd., Wiley Online Library, www.bjs.co.uk, March 15, 2011.

†Individual results may vary. Photo courtesy of the Vein Institute of the North Shore, Beverly, MA. This picture shows results of the ClosureFastTM Procedure treatment only. Cosmetic improvements may come sooner with adjunctive procedures. Results of ‘after’ picture is shown 3 months post procedure.