Varithena | Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic


A new sclero solution for treating serious varicose veins

Varithena® is "high performance" sclerotherapy

Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam; 1%)  is used for the treatment of problems with the great saphenous vein and other saphenous veins and varicose veins of the great saphenous vein system. It is for the treatment of veins above and below the knee. It is only for use in adults with significant venous reflux that was diagnosed by a duplex ultrasound.

During the treatment procedure, Varithena® is injected directly into the failed veins and varicose veins. It pushes the blood out of the vein and the active ingredient (polidocanol) irritates the lining of the vein. This causes the vein to go into spasm destroying the lining of the vein, which is then closed. Over several months the vein is slowly resorbed by the body and eventually turns into a thin string of scar tissue. The blood is naturally redirected to healthy veins.

In clinical trials, Varithena® reduced patients’ varicose vein symptoms including heaviness, achiness, swelling, throbbing, and itching (HASTI™ symptoms). Varithena® also improved vein appearance in assessments by both patients and doctors.

Credentials & Qualifications: Phlebology is the area of medicine relating to vein health and treatment, and Dr. Janna Bentley is the President of the Canadian Society of Phlebology. So your vein assessment and treatment is delivered and/or overseen by one of Canada's top vein physicians and her team of well-trained, specialized vein nurses.

For a safe and private consult regarding your varicose veins, consult the experts at Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic.

An individual consultation defines a patient's most effective treatment. Expected results are discussed and realistic treatment outcomes are established. Cost and treatment quantity is determined during your personal consultation. Customized packages are created for each patient to meet your needs based on areas/amount/severity of varicose veins. We provide an expert recommendation – and you choose the right treatment plan for you.

Actual price is based on a consultation – every patient is unique. That said, typical price ranges (and typical number of treatments) are as follows:

  • Consult is covered with a physician's referral; or if no doctor's referral, then $75*.
  • Varithena: All pricing based on personal consult, but typically treatment starts at $1,995 per leg, $3,795* for both legs. Includes ultrasound assessment, stockings, follow up appointment & 3 sclerotherapy touchups per leg treated.

Medical compression stockings are a typically required investment, ranging from $60 for one leg to $160* for pair, which are offered in our clinic in a variety of sizes and colours based on a custom fitting. 

*Taxes not included.

You are unique – and so is your treatment – come in for an expert consultation to reduce or eliminate your varicose veins!

*Results may vary – specific results cannot be guaranteed – everybody is unique.

Venixxa helps relieve and reduce signs and symptoms associated with chronic venous disease. It is a new oral treatment option that helps to relieve signs and symptoms of mild-to-moderate chronic venous disease, such as as varicose and spider veins, pain in the legs, sensation of heaviness, sensation of swelling, and functional discomfort. It also helps to reduce lower-leg edema associated with mild-to-moderate chronic venous disease.

Venixxa available in Canada to help with varicose veins   

Venixxa™ is a micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF). It is composed of citrus bioflavonoids, containing 90% diosmin and 10% other flavonoids expressed as hesperidin.


How long has Venixxa™ been available?
It was introduced in Canada just recently, but the product has been available in many countries around the world for more than 20 years under the names Daflon 500 and Detralex.

Does Venixxa™ contain lactose?
None of the ingredients in the formulation are made from lactose.

Do I need a prescription for Venixxa™?
No. Venixxa™ is available over the counter at the pharmacy. If you cannot find it, your pharmacist can order it for you.

Where can I find Venixxa™?
You can find Venixxa™ in pharmacies across Canada, and right next-door to the clinic at Shoppers Drug Mart.

What if I forget to take a tablet?
If you forget to take a tablet, just take it as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten tablet.

Does Venixxa™ have any side effects?
Venixxa™ is well tolerated. Possible side effects include hypersensitivity/allergy, gastrointestinal discomfort, dizziness, headaches, malaise, and skin reactions.

Are there any known drug interactions with Venixxa™?
No specific drug interaction studies have been conducted with Venixxa™. There have been no known drug interactions with Venixxa™ since its initial launch in international markets over 20 years ago.

Is it safe to use Venixxa™ on a long-term basis?
It is recommended that you consult your physician for use beyond 2 months.

How often do I take Venixxa™?
Simply take 1 tablet of Venixxa™ twice daily, midday and evening with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Can everyone take Venixxa™?
Do not use Venixxa™ if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Advise us if you are taking any prescription medications or if you suffer or experience inflammation of the skin, thrombophlebitis or subcutaneous induration, severe pain, ulcers, sudden swelling of one or both legs, cardiac or renal insufficiency or disorder. Consult us if symptoms persist or worsen.

I have varicose veins. Will Venixxa™ work for me?
Venixxa™ can be taken when varicose veins are present. Varicose veins are a sign of chronic venous disease. Consult Dr. Janna Bentley and the team of expert vein nurses to discuss further measures and treatment methods if necessary.

I wear compression socks (stockings with elastic support). Can I take Venixxa™?
Venixxa™ can be taken while using support stockings.

You are unique – and so is your treatment – come in for an expert consultation to reduce or eliminate your varicose veins!

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