Foam Sclerotherapy

is an injections procedure used for patients with reticular or small varicose veins.

TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY

Foam sclerotherapy involves injecting a special foam sclerosant into the varicose veins instead of the liquid sclerosant employed in conventional sclerotherapy. Modern foam sclerotherapy has revolutionised the treatment of varicose veins and is now used successfully on all types of varicose veins. The functional results of sclerotherapy are thus equivalent to the surgical removal of a varicose vein.

The foam used in foam sclerotherapy basically acts in the same way as liquid sclerosant – but has an even more powerful effect, because the blood does not dilute and carry away foam as quickly as it does liquid sclerosant. This is particularly important in large varicose veins, as the foam can act longer on the vein walls making its effects more powerful.

The foam formulation has a few advantages over the liquid formulation, although patients should seek consultation with a medical professional who is familiar with the treatments to help determine which treatment or procedure is right for them.

The foam formulation has a few advantages over the liquid formulation, although patients should seek consultation with a medical professional who is familiar with the treatments to help determine which treatment or procedure is right for them.

BENEFITS & RESULTS

  • Larger veins can be targeted and removed much easier, faster and with little to no pain.
  • No general or local anaesthesia is required
  • No incisions necessary, no resultant scars
  • The only method that can be used for all types of varicose veins
  • A vein that has been treated can be treated again at any time; this is very difficult after surgery and not possible with thermal methods
  • Easily combined with other methods – for instance, with procedures that are only suitable for trunk veins
  • Very suitable for the elderly or overweight patients

Foam Sclerotherapysolution for the following conditions

When you choose Dr. Ricardo Ruz, you are choosing a health care provider, who will ensure the most up to date, highest quality care available using state-of-the-art medical technologies. Whether you are seeking an initial examination or a second opinion for your condition, Dr. Ruz and his staff are available to discuss further options and consult on possible treatments.

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PROCEDURE DETAILS

Sclerotherapy treatments can take 15 to 30 minutes depending on size and location(s) of the treatment area.

The number of sessions depends on the extent of the varicose vein issue and the applicable treatment. A typical patient requires two to six sclerotherapy treatments.

Patients report that sclerotherapy is comparable to a mosquito bite, and it may leave some sensitivity for a day or two, like a bruise.

Injections around the knees and ankles can cause mild swelling that will disappear after a few days. Patients should avoid sun exposure to treated areas for at least two weeks following therapy.

  • Larger injected veins may become lumpy or hard for several months before getting better.
  • Raised, red areas may appear at the injection sites and should disappear within a few days.
  • Bruising may occur around the injection site and can last several days or weeks.
  • Temporary tiny blood vessels may develop at the treated area. This is called revascularization, “flares,” “mats,” or “blushing.” They may appear days or weeks after the procedure but should fade within a few months and usually do not require further treatment.
  • Allergic reactions to the sclerosing agent may occur at the time of the injection and are rarely serious. Symptoms include itching and swelling.

The images and/or videos are not presented as a guarantee of result. The results may vary. Patients gave their consent for the publication of images and/or videos.

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