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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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