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When considering different vein treatments, what is foam sclerotherapy? Bluish and prominent veins appearing on your skin can be irritating. You will mostly find these veins visible on the legs, feet, hands, and breasts. The main reason for this condition includes damaged or weak valves in your veins. When valves cannot maintain the blood’s forward circulation to the heart, your veins will stretch out prominently above the skin as the blood pools up within them. When blood is unable to circulate, you are at risk of numerous health conditions. That is why specialists will recommend that you remove damaged veins before it starts bleeding or clotting. After removing the vein, the blood will flow to other veins.
Sclerosing foam includes surface-active molecules and gas bubbles mixed as a liquid solution. Phlebologists will inject this lathered solution along with air into the varicose veins. Under the supervision of a professional surgeon, this is a safe procedure. The foam fills the veins, displacing the blood. Then, the chemicals mix with the foam and eliminate the cells along the veins’ lining. After a while, veins start to shrink and the body reabsorbs the dead tissues.
Before you undergo treatment, Phlebologist will perform ultrasound mapping to locate the varicose veins. After identifying the veins, your doctor can easily decide upon the ideal treatment for your condition. The initial consultation will include the diagnosis process before the treatment. If you want to set-up a free consultation with our experienced Phlebologist, contact us at 212-249-6117.
After analyzing the veins, a specialist will inject a small butterfly needle with the foamy solution. This removes blood from the veins and eliminates the lining cells. A professional Phlebologist will ensure that the solution is entirely in contact with the inner wall and covers the vein.
When the cells start to die, it gradually shrinks the vein. Tissues will break down the vein so the body can absorb it. On the contrary, during EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation Treatment), surgeons use a laser to heat the inner lining, shrinking the vein and rerouting the blood circulation to healthy veins.
If you suffer from larger varicose veins, the doctor will use ultrasound guidance while injecting the foam, eliminating the risk factors. With the help of Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, the doctor can visualize the process, ensuring accuracy and effectiveness of the treatment. Conversely, tiny varicose veins do not require an ultrasound for guidance.
Usually, doctors prefer Foam Sclerotherapy for tiny veins as it helps eliminate veins that remain after EVLA treatment. You can consider this treatment as secondary. As sclerosant foam has a chemical nature, the dosage size per session has limitations. A medical professional will guide you regarding doses first. Due to dose limitations, you will need multiple sessions.
Nonetheless, the doctor will ask for the most irritating vein, so they can start with those before moving onto others. This way, they can stop injecting the solution when the dose is about to exceed the safe limit. After injecting the solution into all the varicose veins, the doctor will apply tight stockings to keep the veins closed. You have to wear the stockings for at least a week until the veins start shrinking.
Depending on the condition, you might require more than one session to inject the solution into the veins. However, maintain a safe duration between each session for analyzing the results. It is better to wait for almost a month between sessions. If your condition is extensive, add follow-up sessions in between. This will help speed up progress.
Experts consider foam sclerotherapy as one of the safest treatments. Only one out of 100,000 people will show an allergic reaction after opting for foam sclerotherapy. This treatment is almost 50 years old. Doctors inject a small amount of foam inside the vein to avoid any severe side effects. However, you will experience various minor side effects after the procedure. Most symptoms are limited to the injected area. Here are some of the symptoms:
These side effects will only appear for few weeks and will eventually go.
Foam sclerotherapy is a fantastic solution that helps close small and large veins. When it comes to large veins, you need to wait a little longer for the whole vein to close. Once the doctor injects the foam, it slowly flows through the walls till the end. This treatment is non-invasive, and you can walk and perform all other activities after undergoing the procedure.
Foam Sclerotherapy is a safe and secure treatment if you visit a professional and experienced phlebologist. They will diagnose the condition of your varicose veins and suggest the best possible treatment depending on the severity of your varicose veins.
If you are looking for a Phlebologist with extensive expertise in the treatment process, contact the Vein Treatment Center. We have one of the best Phlebologists in New York City with experience in providing combined therapy, EVLT, and Painless Sclerotherapy.
Contact us at 212-249-6117 for a free 30-minute initial consultation.
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