An Effective Vein Treatment for Visible Veins
Foam Sclerotherapy is a new and successful procedure that helps to treat large varicose veins and spider veins. This procedure is minimally invasive and painless. Dr. Wright recommends this procedure for anyone affected by bulging varicose veins. This treatment provides faster results with fewer treatments.
During the procedure, a foam substance is injected into the vein. The foam only attaches to the inside of the vein walls and does not filter into the blood. This way, the foam stays inside the veins for a longer period of time, causing the vein to dissolve and disappear. Foam sclerotherapy for spider veins is not an operation under general anesthetic. The treatment will only take 30-40 minutes. After the procedure there will be no sign of bruising and scarring. Another positive is that there is no downtime following the procedure, and patients can even return to work the same day.
Following the Foam Sclerotherapy procedure, patients are fitted with pressure bandages. These bandages are worn for 12-24 hours in order to keep the vein walls closed. Afterwards, patients can then wear pressure stockings for about 2 weeks for the best results.