ClosureFast™ Treats

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

At Athens Vein & Aesthetics we offer ClosureFast™ to treat patients with venous reflux or chronic venous insufficiency.

This minimally invasive treatment uses radiofrequency energy to precisely and effectively treat patients with varicose veins and is done as an outpatient procedure in our office.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency Before and After
Dr. Malone

Dr. Chris Malone

“When treated with ClosureFast™ clinical results have shown patients to have a 91.9% vein closure rate five years post treatment with overall improved vein health.”

How Does ClosureFast™ Work?


The ClosureFast™ procedure usually takes about an hour.

Following the procedure, you’ll be fitted with a compression stocking and asked to refrain from strenuous activity for a short period of time.

Most patients resume normal activity within 24 hours.

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In-office and Minimally Invasive

The ClosureFast™ procedure is minimally invasive compared to vein stripping.

During the ClosureFast™ procedure, the vein is closed using heat delivered by a catheter that is inserted through a small incision below the knee. It is performed in an outpatient setting, using regional or local anesthesia for your comfort.

If you have any concerns about pain or anxiety during the procedure, we offer the Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide System for pain and anxiety relief.

Athens Vein & Aesthetics is one of the few practices in the area offering this combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide which is effective enough to ease your pain and anxiety without additional medication.

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“The office staff was professional and everything was scheduled quickly and efficiently. The billing staff handled everything concerning my insurance very well. I would recommend Dr. Malone and his staff to anyone and have recommended them to family”.

Jarrod R.

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"I came to Dr. Malone's office to find relief from pain in my legs and had a great experience here. The staff was friendly, efficient and helpful and Dr. Malone took a lot of time to speak with me and answer questions. I highly recommend this practice!"

Daniella A.

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From begining to end everyone was so polite and professional. It seemed as if everyone loved their job. Dr. Chris Malone was patient in explaining everything to me regarding vein disease and treatment options.

Rene W.

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"I called Athens Vein to get a second opinion after I was unsure about the procedure another place was going to do. They answered my questions and I scheduled an appointment. I had the varicose vein ablation procedure done today and everything went very smooth and easy. The staff are very patient and answered all of my questions."

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Our vein specialists use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to determine your eligibility for the procedure.

Just like with any medical procedure, there are associated risks and complications with ClosureFast™. Once we have a full assessment, we review your medical history to rule out other conditions that could present any risks.

Most of our patients report a significant improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

Quicker Recovery, Less Bruising

Studies show that use of the ClosureFast™ procedure results in faster recovery with less pain, bruising, and complications compared to other procedures.

Typically, you should be able to resume normal activities within a few days after the treatment.

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Is ClosureFast™ Right for You?

We’ll make sure you’re fully informed regarding the potential complications associated with the ClosureFast™ procedure.

During your initial appointment, our providers will help you determine if the ClosureFast™ procedure is the right option to correct your chronic venous insufficiency.

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Meet Your Care Team

There are other vein clinics, but few are like
Athens Vein & Aesthetics.

Every member of the staff at Athens Vein & Aesthetics wants you to be healthy, happy, confident, and ultimately delighted with your results and appearance.


Chris E. Malone



Meredith Barrett

Medical Assistant / Marketing Coordinator


Kelley Gamboa



Daniela Linares

Front Desk Coordinator


Penny Malone

Practice Administrator


Andrew Murphy

Assistant Practice Administrator


Edwina Taylor



Tabatha Thomson

Clerical Manager


Whitney Weaver

Clinical Manager/RN, BSN

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