Ultrasound guided sclerofoam is an endovenous chemical treatment for varicose veins which is performed under local anesthesia. While injecting foam loaded with a sclerosing agent into a troublesome vein, the phlebotomist performing the procedure is able to watch the needle on a monitor. This gives him or her a view of the damaged area and ensures that all of the varicose veins receive treatment.
Doctors prefer to use ultrasound guided sclerofoam on patients with small to medium-sized varicose veins, and it produces excellent results in over eighty percent of those treated. The side effects are minimal, but include some swelling and bruising which should disappear over a few days time. No hospitalization is need for those undergoing ultrasound guided sclerofoam, but the procedure should be done by a medical physician.
Though treatment with ultrasound guided sclerofoam may cost half of the amount as a surgical procedure, it could be slightly more expensive than laser treatments. It doesn’t, however, require time off from work which does save money, and it isn’t painful. The results of ultrasound guided sclerofoam should last for years, but, if necessary, additional treatments can be performed.
Those considering a procedure to relieve the symptoms of varicose veins should search for a local provider. A simple phone call will help to determine if you are a suitable candidate.
About UCLA Imaging & Interventional Center-Vascular Treatment
UCLA Imaging & Interventional Center- Vascular Treatment has helped patients throughout the Santa Monica, California community find relief from varicose veins and spider veins through Santa Monica vein treatment. Each patient who is treated at this facility receives care in a friendly environment using proven equipment and materials to ensure patient safety and well-being throughout the treatment process. Those interested in Santa Monica vein treatment at this clinic should seek consultation with Dr. Cheryl Hoffman or Dr. Christopher Loh.
There is a variety of Santa Monica vein treatments available at this facility to make sure that patients have ample selection when seeking relief from these venous conditions. Among the procedures that are available at this facility are compression stockings, ELVeS, endovenous laser ablation, sclerotherapy, and radiofrequency occlusion. For more information about these or other treatments, patients should speak with Dr. Hoffman or Dr. Loh to help them determine which may be right for them.