What is Foam Sclerotherapy?

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With modern medicine comes modern methods for the treatments of ailments, conditions, and diseases. Thankfully we live in a day and age when trusted doctors and cutting-edge techniques can often remedy things that inconvenience us. 

Foam Sclerotherapy is certainly one of those things. When it comes to varicose veins, we don’t have to suffer. This popular technique boasts beautiful results and has invigorated countless individuals with the confidence they have lost. Here we will give you a detailed overview of this varicose vein treatment that’s worked wonderfully for our patients.

What Exactly is Foam Sclerotherapy?

The word “foam,” when used to describe this treatment method for varicose veins, comes from the look of the injectable, which resembles shaving foam. Onsight, it appears much like the frothy white substance we use to shave. 

This highly effective treatment has become a go-to method for many licensed vein specialists. Reason being that the chemical compounds found in the “foam” work faster and more effectively. Foam sclerotherapy is quickly becoming the leading choice to treat varicose veins over both laser and surgical therapy.

How Does Foam Sclerotherapy Treatment Work?

This minimally invasive procedure is a preferred choice of many looking to rid themselves of unsightly varicose veins. In just thirty minutes’ time, varicose veins can magically disappear thanks to foam sclerotherapy.

The outpatient procedure works to rid the body of the veins by flushing them out by way of injections. Careful injections are made into the blood vessels surrounding the veins that are filled with a sclerosing solution. 

The chemical compounds in the solution work to collapse the vessels and diminish the appearance of the treated varicose veins. Many see amazing results in just their first treatment, but additional treatments can be recommended for more severe vein cases. Most people who experience small or moderately sized varicose veins can achieve satisfying results with the help of foam sclerotherapy. Just bear in mind that the number of sessions needed correlates to the number of veins being treated.

This method of treatment is an alternative to non-foam sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins, which are small to medium in size, approximately 1-3mm in diameter. Following the procedure, some patients report mild bruising and/or discomfort in the treated area for two to four weeks post-treatment.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your embarrassing varicose veins for good, Metropolitan Vein & Aesthetic Center is here for you. We are New York City’s leading experts in the treatment of varicose veins, and we want to show you just how amazing foam sclerotherapy can be for you. Contact us today for your complimentary consultation with one of our licensed vein specialists. 

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