Sclerotherapy is the most popular treatment option for large spider veins as well as narrow varicose veins. In fact, it is considered to be the gold standard of treatment for this condition. But have you heard of foam sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment that is favored by both practitioners and patients around the world because of its ease and convenience for patients who lead busy lives. It’s simple and convenient.
This procedure can be used to treat both physical issues as well as cosmetic issues. When used on spider veins, sclerotherapy gradually gets rid of the unwanted blue, purple or red squiggles on the skin that may keep you from wearing your favorite clothing. However, when used on varicose veins, which are larger and lumpier, sclerotherapy can get rid of not only the cosmetic problems that you see on the skin, but also the physical problems that can come along with the visible veins.
Varicose veins often bring much physical discomfort, especially as they grow larger and make the area ache. You may also end up with restless legs, leg cramps, itchy skin, rashes and open sores if you allow the varicose veins to progress without treatment.
When considering sclerotherapy, you and the practitioner will have to choose between traditional sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy. In some ways, both are similar. They are both minimally-invasive and require an injection into the problematic vein.
Traditional sclerotherapy is a simple injection of a liquid solution. Again, in many ways, foam sclerotherapy is quite similar. An injection is used in the problem veins. However, rather than injecting a liquid solution into the vein, a special foam is used to instantly fill in the vein and block the blood flow. The vein will then die and be reabsorbed just as it would have been with the traditional method.
The choice between these two types of sclerotherapy is one that is best left up to our experts at Ozark Regional Vein Center in Rogers. Either one can yield excellent results and leave you with great skin of which you can be proud. Contact us today to book your consultation!