Venous Leg Ulcers

Do your legs look like this?

Before & After Photos

These photos show results after one treatment with Varithena®.
Additional treatment may be needed, depending on the number and size of veins to be treated. Your results may vary.

Did You Know?

  • Venous leg ulcers are a symptom of advanced venous disease.
  • 1 in 4 Americans 65+ will have a venous leg ulcer in their lifetime1
  • On average, venous leg ulcers can cost each patient up to $23k annually2
  • Up to 70% of venous leg ulcers recur 3 months after healing the first time3

Varithena has shown to improve the symptoms of advanced venous disease (C5/C6 classifications.)  As a minimally invasive procedure that does not require heat or multiple needle sticks, Varithena can go where other treatment options can’t and can treat veins that feed the ulcer. With Varithena you can treat the symptoms of the underlying cause of venous leg ulcers.

Varithena is different from other treatment options because Varithena® is approved by the FDA to treat venous insufficiency of the GSV system both above and below the knee. Learn more about how Varithena works in the video below. Talk to your doctor and see if Varithena is right for you.


1Margolis et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002;46(3):381-386.
2Rice 2014, Olin 1999, Ma 2014 and The SAGE Group
3Franks, Peter J., et al. "Management of Patients with Venous Leg Ulcers." Journal of Wound Care 25.6 (2016): n. pag.
4Santangelo, K. Treating C6 Venous Disease Requires Tandem Effort. Endovascular Today. 2017; 16: 78-80. BTG International, Jan. 2017. Web. 26 Jan. 2017.


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Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg's GSV system. Varithena® improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, and the appearance of varicose veins.


You should not be treated with Varithena® if you are allergic to polidocanol or have clots in your blood vessels.

Severe allergic reactions have been reported in people treated with liquid forms of polidocanol and some patients have died from these reactions. Varithena® is a foam made from polidocanol. A healthcare professional will observe you for signs of allergic reactions for at least 10 minutes after you are treated with Varithena®.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have:

  • Arterial disease (a disease of the blood vessels)
  • Reduced mobility
  • A history of blood clots in the veins or lungs
  • Had major surgery in the past 3 months
  • Recently had a long hospital stay
  • Become pregnant or were recently pregnant

The most common side effects seen with Varithena® are leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain, and potentially serious blood clots in the leg veins. These are not all the possible side effects of Varithena®. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. You can also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Varithena® is administered by your doctor. Doctors using Varithena® must be experienced in vein procedures and trained in using Varithena®.

See Full Prescribing Information for Varithena®.