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FAQ for Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy at Buffalo Niagara Vein Treatment Center
Friday, August 30, 2013




There is NO need for an incision as this is NOT a surgical procedure



Foam sclerotherapy is performed without need for local anesthesia in the vast majority of cases



Treatment is completed in the office setting and takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the extent and number of veins being treated



This type of sclerotherapy is directly visualized by ultrasound imaging or ultrasound guidance



20-30 mm Hg compression stockings must be worn for best outcomes and are highly recommended for 3 months after each session



Mild discomfort and a bruising often follow treatment - bruising after sclerotherapy is much less than following microphlebectomy or vein stripping



No down time after foam sclerotherapy



Immediate exercize is recommended highly



Sun tanning and sun exposure is discouraged after medical (ultrasound guided) and cosmetic foam sclerotherapy



Costs of treatment are much lower than microphlebectomy or vein stripping



Some small hard lumps may be felt in place of the veins after treatment. These resolve completely over several months of healing and compression therapy



Foam Sclerotherapy Diagram








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