WHEN IS FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY ADVICED?

  • As an adjuvant to EVLT procedure.
  • For removing tiny spider veins or tributaries around varicose veins.

HOW SUCCESFUL IS THE PROCEDURE ?

  • 80-85 % of the veins get blocked.
  • 1-15 %is recorrence of new veins in 6 wks to 6 yrs.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY ?

  • Day care procedure
  • Only 30-45 min.
  • Painless procedure relatively
  • Minimal side effects
  • Excellent results

WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS ?

  • Usually minimal
  • Bruising
  • Swelling , lumpiness around the injection site
  • Allergy to sclerosant, blood clot
  • Itching and stinging sensation
  • Hyperpigmentation which fades away with time

HOW MUCH IS THE POST PROCEDURE PAIN AND CARE ?

After the procedure compression stockings will be given to wear which will lower any amount of discomfort if any. Walking and even cycling a few days after your procedure is recommended . Ultrasound is required after 4 weeks sometimes.