Microfoam varicose veins (varicose vein sclerosis)

What is microfoam for varicose veins?

Microfoam for varicose veins, better known as foam sclerotherapy, is an effective treatment against bothersome varicose veins and spider veins which, in turn, can cause injuries such as thrombosis, bleeding or ulcers.

The elimination of varicose veins is not, therefore, a purely aesthetic issue, but also a health issue, as they can cause swelling, fatigue, cramps or itching, among other symptoms. Although there is no 100% preventive method, sclerotherapy makes varicose veins disappear over time.

Why is it performed?

Microfoam for varicose veins is frequently used for:

  • Cosmetic purposes
  • Improve the appearance of spider and varicose veins.
  • Relieve symptoms such as:
    • Pain
    • Swelling
    • Burning
    • Night cramps

It is recommended that patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding wait before undergoing this treatment. On the other hand, although it is a highly effective and safe method of eliminating varicose veins, it is important that it is performed under the supervision of an expert.

For years, varicose veins were treated only with compression, elastic bandages or surgery. However, foam sclerotherapy is a breakthrough in the treatment of veins, as well as being effective and safe, it leaves hardly any signs on the skin, using minimally invasive surgery.

What does it consist of?

This treatment consists of the injection of (Polidocanol), a sclerosing substance that scars the vein, forcing the blood to be redirected through other healthier conduits. In this way, the local tissue absorbs the collapsed vein, causing its disappearance within a few weeks. However, sometimes the final result may take more than a month, and even require some complementary treatment to achieve the results desired by the patient.

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Foam sclerotherapy is controlled by means of Doppler ultrasound, which makes it possible to calculate the blood flow in the blood vessels, in a non-invasive manner, by bouncing high-frequency sound waves. This treatment is valid for all types of varicose veins and is performed on an outpatient basis, so you can immediately return to your daily activities after treatment.

Which specialist performs the treatment?

The specialist in Angiology and Vascular Surgery or Phlebology are the most appropriate doctors to perform this varicose vein removal treatment.