Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Specialist in NYC

If you have been diagnosed with varicose veins, or have noticed deep, large varicose veins contact Elite Veins today! We specialize in ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to effectively treat varicose veins! Book an appointment online. We serve patients from New York City NY, and surrounding areas.

Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Specialist Near Me in NYC
Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Specialist Near Me in NYC

Table Of Contents:

What is ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy?
What can I expect after foam sclerotherapy?

How effective is foam sclerotherapy?
What’s the difference between sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy?
How do you know if sclerotherapy is working?
What should I avoid after sclerotherapy?

Here at Elite Veins, NY, our team of vein specialists offer highly personalized treatments including radiofrequency vein ablation, sclerotherapy of spider veins, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, leg swelling treatment, venous ulcer treatment specialist, and much more! Dr. Radwaner and his team of medical staff have decades of experience and use cutting-edge medical technology that provide the most effective results. For further information about a few of the treatment options at Elite Veins, please continue reading down below. We have addressed everything you may want to know about what our ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy specialists in NYC can do for you!

What is ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy?


Ultrasound-guided foam therapy is a treatment modality available for dilated and leaky veins. This treatment uses foamed sclerosing medication injected into the vein using ultrasound guidance.

Foam sclerosant looks quite similar to shaving cream, it can re-liquefy within minutes. Once the foam sclerosant is injected into the vein, it then displaces any of the blood in the vein and stays inside the lining of the vein’s vessel longer than non-foam sclerosants. This treatment is effective for closing off small to medium-sized varicose veins or torturous veins that cannot be treated with a catheter.

Once the ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy has been completed, the veins are absorbed into the body and will disappear over time. A compression bandage will be provided and will be placed directly over where the treatment occurred to ensure optimal results.

We recommend continuous wear of compression stockings/socks/bandages for at least three weeks following ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy.

What can I expect after foam sclerotherapy?


All of our patients get up after the treatment and walk out of the office. We encourage each patient to continue walking once they are home.

Sclerotherapy for varicose veins requires minimal after-care, patients can return immediately to most of their daily activities. We advise that you avoid any exercise for 7 days after your procedure. It is also very important to keep your legs out of the sun.

How effective is foam sclerotherapy?


Sclerotherapy treatments are used to improve the appearance of veins and reduce symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and burning. Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is an effective method for treating spider veins, varicose veins, and tortuous axial veins. The minimally invasive treatment involves injecting a sclerosing agent called polidocanol to the affected areas. This agent causes a safe reaction in the body that dilates the veins and makes them close. Once these veins collapse due to the irritant, they will gradually fade out and absorb into the surrounding tissues. It will take a few weeks to a month to notice a significant decrease in veins. For larger veins, it could take about three to four months to notice the results you’re looking for.

What’s the difference between sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy?


The key difference between sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy is carbon dioxide. Regular sclerotherapy does not contain carbon dioxide as one of its ingredients whereas foam sclerotherapy does. The addition of carbon dioxide allows the sclerosant to reach a greater surface area in the veins making it a much more effective treatment for severe cases. Foamed sclerotherapy is the best treatment option for large varicose veins.

How do you know if sclerotherapy is working?


Sclerotherapy can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for the vein to fully close, collapse, and slowly reabsorb into the body. You won’t know if the treatment fully worked until about the 3 month mark. Because this is a gradual process, you should start to at least see minor differences within the first few weeks. In more severe cases, you may need multiple sclerotherapy injections. Fortunately, foam sclerotherapy injections are much more likely to provide you with faster, more optimal results.

What should I avoid after sclerotherapy?


After your sclerotherapy injection, we advise you to avoid vigorous physical activity for a week and stay away from the sun. If you are planning on a beach day or walking around outside for an extended period of time, make sure to wear SPF 50 or above.
 
What you should do after sclerotherapy treatments is use a special lotion called Dermaka that reduces inflammation and soothes the treated area. We also recommend you regularly wear a compression stocking for at least three weeks after the injections.
 
If you’re looking for a vein specialist in New York, NY, Elite Veins may be the practice you’ve been looking for! With kind, knowledgeable staff and advanced medical technology, Elite Veins offers the highest level of care to each one of our lovely patients. If you have any additional questions about our practice or about ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy specialists in New York, NY, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice anytime during our business hours. We are more than happy to provide you with any answers and schedule you in for a free consultation to determine whether or not this treat can provide you with the results you’re looking for. Elite Veins looks forward to your visit soon to help you look and feel your very best!
 
If you have been diagnosed with varicose veins on your legs that are large, deep, noticeable and are causing swelling, pain or discomfort, contact Elite Veins today! We specialize in ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy and can help treat your varicose veins effectively and quickly. We serve patients from the New York City NY, Queens NY, Brooklyn NY, Manhattan NY, Bronx NY, Hoboken NJ, West New York NJ and surrounding areas.