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Foam Sclerotherapy Buffalo
Foam Sclerotherapy Buffalo Niagara and Southern Ontario, Canada and


Foam sclerotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for reticular veins, spider veins, and small thread veins in the legs and thighs. Our team of physicians has national expertise in foam sclerotherapy.






Foam Sclerotherapy for Spider and Reticular veins - by Dr Hratch Karamanoukian


Foam Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins - as seen on The Doctors TV SHow - by Dr Raffy L Karamanoukian of




FAQ for Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy in Buffalo Niagara - Canadian patients are welcome at our facilities



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 



Foam Sclerotherapy Treatment Videos










Sclerotherapy Pre-Injection 

Post Sclerotherapy






Right Leg Sclerotherapy


Right Leg Sclerotherapy Needle Tip

Right Leg Sclerotherapy Post Injection




Foam Sclerotherapy Diagram





Advantages of Foam Sclerotherapy


There are many articles describing advantages of foam sclerotherapy versus traditional sclerotherapy.  However an article that was published by Henriet in 1999 detailing a three year experience with foam sclerotherapy was important in making some observations that are relevant.  More than 10,000 patients were treated by Dr. Henriet with over 70,000 injections.  The advantages of foam sclerotherapy are as follows :



1.  Foam sclerotherapy utilizes lower concentrations of sclerosant solution. 



2.  Injection allows visual observation of the foam as it replaces blood in the telangiectasias. 



3.  Crepitation during injection is confirmation of foam passing into the vein from the syringe. 



4. Less bleeding is seen from the skin after extraction of the needle from the vein being injected 



5.  Total volume of sclerosant that is injected is less with foam sclerotherapy versus traditional sclerotherapy. 



6.  The likelihood of injection out of the vein is reduced due to the low concentration of sclerosant solution and volume of sclerosing agent with the foam sclerotherapy technique.






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