is foaming tx safe and effective?

Foam Sclerotherapy . 5 answers . 2 years ago

Is foam sclerotherapy as or more effecfiive as traditional sclerotherapy? Are there more risks?

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2 years ago by Vein Care of New Mexico

The appropriate use of foam sclerotherapy depends on the size and function of the vessels in question. Most experts still recommend liquid sclerotherapy for small superficial vessels such as spider veins. For medium size vessels which are incompetent foam sclerotherapy may be an appropriate treatment to consider. There are risks related to foam sclerotherapy which occur in rare situations including minor transient visual symptoms or cough; and more serious but extremely rare neurological complications including stroke.

2 years ago by Vein Care of New Mexico (View Profile)

The appropriate use of foam sclerotherapy depends on the size and function of the vessels in question. Most experts still recommend liquid sclerotherapy for small superficial vessels such as spider veins. For medium size vessels which are incompetent foam sclerotherapy may be an appropriate treatment to consider. There are risks related to foam sclerotherapy which occur in rare situations including minor transient visual symptoms or cough; and more serious but extremely rare neurological complications including stroke.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

Foam sclerotherapy has become the standard of care when we are using sclerotherapy. It is very safe, provided it is done by an experienced Vein Specialist.

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Foam sclerotherapy has become the standard of care when we are using sclerotherapy. It is very safe, provided it is done by an experienced Vein Specialist.


2 years ago by Miller Vein

These are two different procedures. The foam sclerotherapy is performed
under ultrasound by a physician. Traditional sclerotherapy is performed by
a registered nurse.

2 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

These are two different procedures. The foam sclerotherapy is performed
under ultrasound by a physician. Traditional sclerotherapy is performed by
a registered nurse.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The efficacy of sclerotherapy is dependent on many variables including type of sclerotherapy. concentration,veins treated and, most importantly, the experience of the person performing the treatment. I prefer foam over liquid. Any sclerotherapy can have potential risks and you can discuss the risks of foam with your vein specialist. I have used foam for over 12 years and have not had any major problems and very few minor problems.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

The efficacy of sclerotherapy is dependent on many variables including type of sclerotherapy. concentration,veins treated and, most importantly, the experience of the person performing the treatment. I prefer foam over liquid. Any sclerotherapy can have potential risks and you can discuss the risks of foam with your vein specialist. I have used foam for over 12 years and have not had any major problems and very few minor problems.


2 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center

We reserve foam sclerotherapy for larger veins that are not near the surface of the skin. Foam is a more potent solution, with greater chances of side effects.

2 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

We reserve foam sclerotherapy for larger veins that are not near the surface of the skin. Foam is a more potent solution, with greater chances of side effects.


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