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Foam Sclerotherapy

Foam sclerotherapy involves making small volumes of sodium tetradecyl sulphate into foam by rapid mixing and agitation with a small volume of air. This can then be used to treat some of the larger underlying abnormal veins which would not normally be treated with conventional sclerothervaricose vein removalapy.

Performed under ultrasound control, the foam solution causes intense spasm of the vein and a greater volume can be injected without using too much of the solution.
Depending on the number of varicose veins involved, two or three sessions of treatment may be needed. The main surface vein to be treated will be marked on your leg initially using ultrasound scanning. While some slight stinging as the foam is injected may be experienced, the procedure is usually painless.



 

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