Patients treated with the ClosureFast™ Procedure may resume normal activities more quickly than patients who undergo surgical vein stripping or 980 nm laser ablation (see charts below). With the ClosureFast™ Procedure, the average patient typically resumes normal activities within a few days.1 For a few weeks following the treatment, your vein specialist may recommend a regular walking regimen and suggest you refrain from very strenuous activities (heavy lifting, for example) or prolonged periods of standing.
Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the ClosureFast™ Procedure. Most patients report limited to no scarring, bruising (ecchymosis), or swelling following the ClosureFast™ Procedure.
As with all medical procedures, there is a chance that complications may occur, including, but not limited to the following:
- Vessel perforation
- Pulmonary embolism
- Adjacent nerve injury
- Skin burn or discoloration
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