Memphis Vein Center

ClariVein: The New Technique for Treating Varicose Veins

MOCA™ varicose vein treatment using the ClariVein catheter has many advantages over existing techniques including:

  • Effective and safe technique with no pain
  • Minimal discomfort & negligible bruising
  • No risk of thermal (heat) damage as there would be from techniques such as laser or radio frequency ablation
  • No risk of nerve or skin damage
  • No multiple needle stick injuries (no tumescent anaesthetic is required)
  • No internal leg pressure
  • Rapid return to normal activities

Greatly Reduced Pain Levels, Minimal Discomfort, & Minimal Bruising

Compared to other similar techniques (laser or radio frequency), there are greatly reduced pain levels, discomfort and bruising during and post procedure. This is due to the way that ClariVein works, ie, it disrupts the liningof the vein (the endothelia) allowing the highly effective use of a drug which is used to close the vein.

Thermal techniques such as laser or radio frequency use heat to destroy the vein, and as a result cause severe trauma & hence much of the pain and bruising associated with these techniques.

During a ClariVein procedure, the patient should feel a "buzzing" in their leg which is not painful. There is also a quick return to normal activities.

Zero Risk of Thermal Injury

ClariVein generates no heat; therefore there is no risk of thermal injury which there is with other techniques. As a result there is no risk of nerve injury with ClariVein which reduces the risks associated with the procedure.

No Need for Tumescent Anesthetic

The lack of heat during a ClariVein procedure means there is no need for the use of tumescent anesthetic. This is an uncomfortable and often painful part of the procedure due to multiple needle stick injuries and the internal pressure of the anesthetic on the leg (usually between 250ml and 400ml of fluid are pumped into the leg causing it to swell).

With lasers and radio frequency, tumescent anesthetic is an essential part of the procedure as it prevents heat reaching into the body and causing thermal injury. With ClariVein, this is not needed so the risk of it not being done well is completely eliminated.