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Should You Consider Foam Sclerotherapy Treatment?

15 July 2009 No Comment


We have touched on sclerotherapy in great detail on this blog. We have spoken about the many different benefits that are associated with the use of this particular procedure to get rid of varicose and spider veins. We have looked at how effective it is at reducing or totally removing the veins from the legs and other parts of the body.

In general we have give sclerotherapy a stamp of approval. It is one of those procedures that someone who suffers from spider veins or varicose veins should really consider.

Even with the success of sclerotherapy, we have come across a new method that has proven itself to be more effective. This would be foam sclerotherapy.

Many people have been asking if they should have foam sclerotherapy done and our answer to this question is a resounding yes.

What Exactly is Foam Sclerotherapy?

Foam Sclerotherapy this one of the newest ways in which the sclerosing agent can be delivered to the varicose or spider vein that needs to be treated. It essentially puts the sclerosing agent in a foam, then it is injected into the vein. Foam has a better advantage over the old method as the foam will now be in direct contact with the vein itself. This means for a longer period of time, the sclerosing agent will be able to be in contact with the wall of the vein. Another reason is that foam can be shown on ultrasound, which means it is much easier to track and guide the foam to the part of the vein that is problematic. This makes foam sclerotherapy even more accurate for the treatment of certain conditions.

Foam sclerotherapy is considered to be extremely safe, however with any medical procedure there are possible side effects that can happen. In a small amount of patients that were treated, some of them experienced an allergic reaction. Other symptoms and side effects that patients stated that they experienced included headaches, coughs and eye problems.

According to many doctors who treat varicose veins, they often come to the conclusion that foam sclerotherapy is one of the best options available for the treatment of the condition. They say it is very effective and it gives better results compared to veins that do not respond to the use of liquid sclerotherapy.

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