Veins are considered varicose when they become dilated and sinuous. This can develop into a complex venous disease covering a very wide range of conditions, from small telangiectasias (Spider veins) to saphenous vein disease. There are there ways to eliminate them, either by sclerotherapy, surgery, or an endovenous treatment using radio waves.

Conventional Sclerotherapy and Ultrasound Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy consists of injecting an irritant agent into the vein, causing injury and leading to its obstruction by creating a fibrosis (or scarring) within the vein. The vein will then disappear because blood will no longer reach it.

Under certain conditions, the replacement of saphenous vein surgery by ultrasound-guided injections has had a success rate of nearly 95%. These injections do not require anesthesia. In most cases, no period of recovery is required and regular activities can be resumed.

Endovenous Treatment by Venefit™ Radio Waves

The Venefit™ treatment is a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional surgery of saphenous veins and ultrasound sclerotherapy. It is performed in one single session at the clinic under local anesthesia, and involves inserting the Closurefast® catheter into the vein from the knee to the groin. The vein is then ablated using radio waves at intervals of 7 cm, after which the catheter is removed. The duration of the radio wave treatment is approximately 1 hour for veins measuring up to 45 cm.

Patients are able to walk immediately after the procedure, and could promptly resume their regular activities. Additionally, this procedure has been proven to be effective and patients are extremely satisfied. Using the Kaplan Meier analysis, the clinical results of the Venefit™ treatment show 93% effectiveness after three years.

A significant number of clinical studies reveal that the Venefit™ treatment is superior to saphenous vein surgery in the following statistically significant observations:

  • Fewer adverse events
  • A faster recovery and return to normal activities (80.5 % of patients who were treated, resumed their normal activities in just one day)
  • Quicker return to work
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Fewer ecchymoses and infections
  • Fewer limitation in daily activities or demanding tasks
  • Less recurrence

Medicart Montréal, treatment of varicose veins (in french).

Before obtaining a cosmetic treatment, it is important to schedule a consultation during which you can openly discuss your goals and expectations with a physician. The physician will evaluate your treatment options, the required amount of visits, as well as the risks and benefits associated with each procedure. As every individual patient reacts differently to treatments, the information within this site and the client photos are strictly for reference purposes only and in no way constitute a promise of results.


What is the procedure to treat my varicose veins? Firstly, your condition will need to be evaluated. During your first consultation, we will assess your condition, and consider your different treatment options with you. We will then establish a treatment plan that will aim at controlling the disease as well as possible. To this end, a specific number of sessions will be required.

Which varicose veins can be treated?

Venous Disease in the Lower Extremities (legs and thighs):

  • Large varicose veins
  • Reticular veins
  • Great saphenous vein (or medial saphenous vein)
  • Lesser saphenous vein (or lateral saphenous vein)
  • Incompetent perforator veins
  • Telangiectasias (varicose veins)

Enlarged veins not in the lower extremities:

  • Rosacea (on the cheeks, chin, nose)
  • Venulectasias (small, dilated veins)
  • On the chest and torso
  • On the abdominal wall (abdomen)
  • At the external genital organs (vulvar and scrotal varicosities)
  • Cherry angiomas (lips)
  • Varicose veins secondary to radiation dermatitis (post-radiation therapy)


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