Varithena Specialist

Liza Eden Giammaria, MD, MPH, FAVLS

Vascular Specialist & Aesthetics located in New York, NY

If you’re tired of having to wear pants, even during the hottest months of summer, to hide your varicose veins, you may want to consider Varithena®, a chemical foam that destroys large, gnarled veins. Vascular specialist, Liza Eden Giammaria, MD, MPH, FACPh, with offices in Midtown East Manhattan, New York and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers Varithena as a treatment for varicose veins. Call Eden Veins today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button to learn more.

Varithena Q & A

How do varicose veins develop?

Varicose veins are a common health concern that affects both men and women. You may be more at risk of developing the blue, bulging veins if you’re on your feet all day or have a family history or varicose veins.

Your veins help pump blood back to your heart for oxygenation. Tiny, one-way valves in your veins open and close to assist in the flow. If the valve becomes damaged, it may not close properly, and blood may leak back down and collect, causing your vein to dilate and bulge.

Varicose veins can develop in any vein in your body, but most commonly affect your legs. In addition to making your legs look like a bumpy roadmap, varicose veins can also cause discomfort, such as achiness, fatigue, or swelling. They may also be a sign of venous insufficiency, which may affect blood circulation and lead to health issues such as non-healing leg ulcers.

What is Varithena?

Varithena is a minimally invasive FDA-approved foam treatment for varicose veins. The highly specialized foam chemical fills your vein and causes the walls to collapse and the varicose vein to disappear.

Varithena can treat a number of different types of varicose veins, including:

  • Twisted veins
  • Small, medium, or large veins
  • Veins above and below the knee


Varithena can also be used on veins that were treated with other methods.

What happens during treatment with Varithena?

Dr. Eden Giammaria begins treatment with Varithena by first numbing the area you’re having treated. She then injects the Varithena into your vein using a catheter, such as the ClariVein®  IC, or by direct injection and destroys the vein. Your body then redirects your blood through healthier veins and disperses the Varithena foam.

Dr. Eden Giammaria may be able to treat a number of varicose veins during one session. However, you may require more than one session to get the best results.

To help improve blood flow, Dr. Eden Giammaria recommends you wear compression stockings for up to two weeks following treatment with Varithena. She also recommends you refrain from strenuous exercise during the two-week healing period.

Call Dr. Eden Giammaria today, or schedule an appointment online to see if Varithena makes a good choice for you.

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