Foam Sclerotherapy in Irvine, California (CA)

Foam Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective method for treating troublesome varicose veins through injecting a detergent-like agent that is suspended in foam directly into the vein. This method is effective because the foam fills the entire cavity of the vein. This treatment is performed on an outpatient basis by either a physician or a cosmetic technician who is trained to carryout the procedure. Though it is less expensive than other more invasive treatments, costs for foam sclerotherapy still range from $200 to $500 in most areas. 

One treatment often resolves the issue, however it may take up to six sessions as needed. These can be scheduled about every two months until the desired results are achieved. Foam sclerotherapy has few side effects but compression hose is recommended for a period of time, and it sometimes takes up to six weeks for the veins to disappear completely. The injection site may be slightly sore and some bruising may occur, but the veins will no longer cause pain. Once they are gone, they will not return.

Take a look at our directory and call a local foam sclerotherapy provider to get all of the facts about this new treatment for varicose veins. It takes only a few minutes, and can be a relieving solution to your venous problems.

About Vein Center of Orange County

At VCOC, Dr. Kanter performs all consultations himself. We are highly specialized in phlebology (vein disorders), and do not offer an array of unrelated procedures; i.e., we do not do liposuction, hair removal, Botox, etc. VCOC has a full-time, on-site duplex ultrasound system, and was the first vein disorder center in southern California to offer both advanced “color-flow” imaging for improved accuracy, the first to offer ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy since 1991, and the first to offer endovenous laser treatment for large varicose veins using the FDA-approved, patented Biolitec ELVeS® system.    
Because every case is different, and because veins visible on the surface often have deeper sources hiding underneath, it is impossible to provide an accurate cost estimate over the phone. Appearances are often deceiving: what looks simple to you may actually be more complicated to treat, and what looks complicated may actually be simple to treat. Therefore, we offer low-cost consultations by appointment. This is not a cursory, momentary glance at your veins. 

Vein disease is in fact a medical problem, and we treat it as such. We therefore allow time for the attention to detail necessary to make an accurate diagnosis, and to answer any questions you may have before you leave the office. After a careful review of your medical history and concerns, every vein patient receives a painless Doppler screening examination, and duplex ultrasound examination if indicated. Based on the specific findings in your case, Dr. Kanter will then personally: 1) discuss any recommended diagnostic procedures, 2) review the pros and cons of all treatment options appropriate for your case, both surgical and non-surgical, and 3) provide you with a written cost estimate. With your permission, a brief report will be sent to your referring primary care doctor as a courtesy. 

The fee for initial consultation with Doppler depends on the complexity of the case: 30-minute consultations for spider veins are $85, and 60-minute consultations for large varicose veins are $125. The fee for duplex examination is $295.00 if needed; duplex is required for most varicose veins and rarely for spider veins.

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