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Rosen Vein Care

David Ian Rosen, MD

Vein Specialist located in Northbrook, IL

ClariVein® is an innovative treatment for varicose veins that’s virtually pain free as it requires minimal local anesthesia. David Rosen, MD, at Rosen Vein Care in Chicago, Illinois, has extensive experience using the ClariVein procedure to safely eliminate varicose veins, restoring your appearance and putting an end to unpleasant symptoms. To learn if you’re a good candidate for ClariVein, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Clarivein® Q & A

What is ClariVein?

ClariVein is an advanced medical infusion catheter that uses mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) to treat venous insufficiency, the underlying cause of varicose veins. The mechanical action occurs as the tip of the catheter rotates and releases medication that makes the vein collapse.

After your ClariVein treatment, your body naturally reroutes blood flow through other healthy veins, restoring normal circulation, eliminating unsightly varicose veins, and preventing complications caused by venous insufficiency.

What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins develop when valves inside the vein weaken or fail. These valves normally keep blood flowing toward your heart, so when a valve stops working, it allows blood to flow backward. This condition is called venous insufficiency.

As the refluxing blood meets the next healthy valve, it stops going backward and starts to accumulate in your vein. Over time, the engorged vein turns into a twisted varicose vein that bulges above the skin’s surface.

In addition to causing varicose veins, venous reflux raises the blood pressure in your lower leg. When venous reflux goes untreated, the high venous pressure leads to complications such as thickened and discolored skin, skin rashes, and venous stasis ulcers.

What happens during ClariVein treatment?

ClariVein doesn’t use heat to treat your veins, so you don’t need multiple shots of anesthesia. Dr. Rosen makes only a tiny, pinprick opening in your thigh, where he inserts the catheter.

Using ultrasound imaging to guide the ClariVein catheter through your veins, he advances it to the end of the diseased vein. As he slowly withdraws the catheter, the fiber tip rotates and sends out the medication, making the vein walls collapse.

After the procedure is finished, Dr. Rosen covers the tiny wound with wound closure strips and a bandage and places compression stockings on your leg. Then you’re ready to go home.

How long is my recovery after treatment with ClariVein?

You can return to your normal activities as soon as you leave the office, but you may have a few activity limitations for a short time. For example, you might not be able to fly on a plane or engage in high-impact activities. 

Dr. Rosen talks with you about the self-care steps you need to take before you leave the office.

If you’re ready to get rid of varicose veins and you’d like to learn more about ClariVein or other treatment options, call Rosen Vein Care or schedule an appointment online.