Ultrasound-guided sclerofoam is a chemical treatment for varicose veins that is performed in an office setting with local anesthesia. It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes a little under an hour to complete.
If you have varicose veins that are causing you pain, or you simply wish to improve your appearance, then sclerotherapy might be for you.
How is ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy performed?
Similar to sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy is performed in the office. You will first recieve a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Once the area is numb, the sclerosing foam is injected, your doctor will use duplex ultrasound imaging as a guide to make sure the solution goes where it is needed.
The procedure is most effective on small- to medium-sized varicose veins, and it produces excellent results in more than 80 percent of those treated.
The side effects are minimal but include some swelling and bruising that should disappear in a few days time.
This gives the doctor a view of the damaged area and ensures that all of the varicose veins receive treatment. Doctors prefer to use ultrasound-guided sclerofoam on patients with small- to medium-sized varicose veins, and it produces excellent results in more than 80 percent of those treated. The side effects are minimal but include some swelling and bruising that should disappear in a few days time. Hospitalization isn't needed for ultrasound-guided sclerofoam, however it should be done by a medical physician.
Though treatment with ultrasound-guided sclerofoam may cost half of the amount as a surgical procedure, it could be slightly more expensive than laser treatments. It doesn't, however, require time off from work, which does save money, and it isn't painful. The results of ultrasound-guided sclerofoam should last for years, though additional treatments may be necessary. Those considering a procedure to relieve the symptoms of varicose veins should search for a local provider. A simple phone call to a doctor in our directory will help to determine if you are a suitable candidate.