Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy or ‘injection of varicose veins’ is a safe, highly effective treatment used primarily to treat tortous varicose veins that cannot be treated with laser or as a secondary treatment instead of avulsions to treat the appearance of varicose veins.
Here at the Cooden Medical Group we use foam sclerotherapy to treat superficial varicose veins and smaller to medium varicose veins by injecting sodium tetradecyl sulphate (STD) into the vein being treated under ultrasound guidance.
The treatment involves creating foam, by rapidly mixing and agitating the solution with a small volume of air. This irritates or damages the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to spasm and then stick together. The blood in the vein will then clot, and blood will then re-route through healthier veins.
After foam sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take up to a month to see the full benefits. In some instances, a course of treatments may be required.
We receive fantastic results here at The Cooden Medical Group using foam sclerotherapy. Although the procedure is highly effective and works for the majority of patients, everyone is unique and as such we cannot guarantee its 100% success.
Initial Consultation for Foam Sclerotherapy
All our vein treatments require an initial, investigative consultation. We will perform a range of comprehensive diagnostic tests and scans, based on a foundation of Duplex Ultrasound Scanning, in preparation of any treatment plan. Here we will review your symptoms and exclude the likelihood of a deep vein thrombosis. Further to this, we can then create a unique treatment plan for you and accurately outline the type and cost of your procedure.