Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose veins, which most commonly appear on the legs, but can also affect the feet, arms, and hands. During the sclerotherapy procedure, a chemical solution is injected into the enlarged vein, which damages the vein and collapses it.
The purpose of the procedure is to remove varicose veins, and reduce their appearance. The chemical used in foam sclerotherapy irritates the inner walls of the blood vessel, and causes it to collapse in the same way as liquid sclerotherapy. Once the blood vessel collapses, the body absorbs it, and the blood that once traveled through the collapsed vein is diverted to another healthy vein.
Foam sclerotherapy delivers the sclerosing agent in a foamy form about the consistency of shaving cream, which improves the chemical delivery to the blood vessel walls. The foam displaces the blood in the vein, and allows the sclerosing agent to come into direct contact with the blood vessel wall.
Most people who undergo foam sclerotherapy see a greatly reduced appearance of their varicose veins, with minimal side effects. The recovery time is usually short, with most people able to resume normal activities the same day of treatment.
The price for foam sclerotherapy can be between $200 and $500 per treatment session, depending on the size of the area treated and how large the blood vessels are that need to be treated. For an exact quote, contact a facility today.