What is Venaseal Made of?

by | Feb 25, 2016

As you may already know, Venaseal is a treatment that involves the application of a Medical Grade ‘Superglue’ into the disease vein, that collapses and permanently seals the vein off. It is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that takes approximately 15 minutes in experienced hands.

What is Venaseal made of?

Venaseal adhesive is a special type of medical super-glue referred to as a “Cyanoacrylate”. It is very carefully formulated in specially designed labs and has some unique properties when compared to other medical grade glues on the market.

  1. When it comes into contact with blood within the vein wall, it polymerises rapidly. What this means is that it rapidly seals the vein shut upon application, with minimal migration.
  2. It is very soft and elastic, so that it is undetectable by the patient after application.
  3. Has an “anti-microbial” effect against gram positive organisms.
  4. No adverse long term effects.


Cyanoacrylates have been in use since the 1950s. They have been used in repairing wounds and skin incisions. As an emergency doctor, one of our go-to treatments for children with lacerations was ‘Histoacryl Blue skin adhesive’. It was quick and avoided the need for suturing, particularly when faced with a distressed and alarmed child.

It has also been used in the following areas of medicine:

  • Ophthalmic surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedures
  • Dental
  • Orthopaedic
  • Intravascular Occlusion of Cerebral Arterio-Venous Malformations (AVMs), Varicoceles and Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and Gastric Varices.

Worried about your veins?

Make an appointment to see phlebologist Dr Peter Paraskevas in our Vein Health Melbourne or Sydney clinics, and get your veins assessed and treated today.

We provide fast and easy, walk-in walk-out treatments. Our minimally invasive treatments utilise world-class technologies to achieve the best patient outcomes. Our results speak for themselves – see our before & after gallery.


Why choose us?

  • Walk-in, walk-out treatment in our accredited facility
  • High success rates
  • No general anaesthetic
  • No hospitalisation
  • Medicare rebates apply
  • Minimal downtime or time away from work
  • Comprehensive after-care and follow-up scans and reviews
Seek Expert Advice from one of Australia’s Leading PhlebologistsDr. Peter Paraskevas Phlebologist, Medical Director

Dr Peter Paraskevas is expert in the assessment and treatment of Varicose Veins. For 20 years Vein Health Medical Clinic has provided the latest in non-surgical laser, radiofrequency and sclerotherapy treatments and combined this with state-of-the-art ultrasound diagnostic testing to treat varicose veins and venous disease.

The content provided in this article is provided for information and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice and consultation.

You may also like