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Foam Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective method for treating troublesome varicose veins through injecting a detergent-like agent which has been suspended in foam into the vein. This method is so 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 has been trained in 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, but sometimes as many as six treatments are needed. These can be scheduled about every two months until the desired results are achieved.
Foam sclerotherapy has few side effects, but compression hose should be worn for a while, 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.
Calling a local provider of foam sclerotherapy to get all of the facts about this new treatment for varicose veins takes only a few minutes, and could be a relieving solution to venous problems.
About California Vein Specialists
California Vein Specialists is dedicated to providing state of the art, ethical, and cosmetically appealing non-surgical solutions for the treatment of unsightly and painful varicose and spider veins of the legs, face, hands, and body.
Vein-stripping surgery used to be the industry standard for venous disease and varicose veins. Vein stripping today is fraught with problems; it’s invasive, usually requires hospitalization and general anesthesia, a higher risk for DVT, and has long recovery period. It is also associated with about a 30% - 40% risk of revascularization. Over the last decade endovenous laser ablation of the saphenous veins has become the gold standard for treatment venous disease.Procedures are performed in my office, using either the new 1470 radial tipped laser, or Venefit which uses radiofrequency. Both of these procedures are gentle, with little or no down time, and minimal discomfort. The procedure is performed using only tumescent local anesthesia. Both procedures are performed in less than an hour, and most patients can resume normal activity immediately. This safe, effective treatment for varicose veins will improve the patient’s quality of life, help reduce the risk of ulceration, bleeding and DVT’s. I have helped a large number of patients that were previously hesitant to have their varicose veins treated because they were unaware of these newer technologies. I also have a successful track record for treating venous ulcers targeting terminal sources of reflux with ultrasound guided foam injections, in conjunction with meticulous wound care and compression. The healing time of chronic venous ulcers is greatly reduced.
Endovenous laser technology has evolved over the last several years. I have been performing these procedures since they were considered experimental in 2000 and have successfully done over 4000 ablations. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, a Physician Proctor for the American College of Phlebology, and a member of the American Venous Forum. I have instructed many local and out of state physicians on the procedure technique, therefore, I have kept up with the latest innovations in laser and radiofrequency technology, offering the highest success rate both medically and cosmetically, the lowest risks of post-surgical complications, less discomfort, and an extremely short recovery time. There is no comparison to the vein-stripping surgeries of the past.
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