Alternative to Varicose Vein Surgery
Injectable foam treats the symptoms of superficial venous reflux disease. Likewise, it can help remove the appearance of veins with varicose vein surgery.
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Regain confidence with injectable foam treatments & avoid varicose vein surgery
Missing your beautiful legs?
Injectable foam allows you to avoid varicose vein surgery. Instead of surgery, the procedure uses a prescription medicine that treats varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system. As a result, patients find relief from symptoms. In addition, the appearance of the veins also improves.
The doctor will administer injectable foam into the malfunctioning veins. Because this is a minimally invasive treatment, it is nonsurgical and doesn’t require incisions. While, the doctor usually numbs the injection site, no additional anesthesia is required.
Injectable Foam Benefits
- Little discomfort
- See results in as little as one treatment
- Minimally invasive, no varicose vein surgery
- Procedure takes less than an hour
- Can be combined with other vein procedures for maximum results
Injectable foam treats the following conditions
Spider veins are small veins that are red, purple or blue and resemble spider webs.
Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Any vein in the body may become varicose. But the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet.
Chronic Vein Insufficiency
Chronic vein insufficiency occurs the valves in the veins are not working properly.
Sometimes venous insufficiency can lead to leg swelling, pain and cramping (also known as restless leg syndrome).
Injectable Foam FAQs
First, the doctor administers injectable foam into your malfunctioning vein through a small catheter or by direct injection. Then the foam fills the desired section of the vein. Once diseased vein collapses, the doctor deactivates the foam. Then blood-flow shifts to healthier veins nearby. In fact, clinical trials have shown that injectable foam reduces patients varicose vein symptoms such as: heaviness, swelling, achiness, throbbing, skin irritation and itching. According to the clinical data, injectable foam also improved vein appearance in assessments by both patients and doctors.
Injectable foam treatment is the same day clinical procedure that usually takes less than an hour. Once the injectable foam treatment ends, patients can go home the same day.
Some patients may see results with as little as single treatment. However, some patients may need additional treatment, depending on the number and size of the varicose veins. Treatments are typically separated by a minimum of 5 days.
It is very important to understand and follow your doctor’s post-treatment care recommendations and instructions:
- you may resume some light activities the same day as your treatments
- avoid heavy activities and workouts immediately after your procedure
- keep walking at least 10 – 30 minutes a day and for entire month after the procedure
- avoid long periods of inactivity
- continue to keep your post-treatment bandages dry and in place for 48 hours and to wear compression stockings on your treated leg for 2 weeks
Post-treatment compression is required for the first 48 hours. Then it you will require a 2-week course of gradient compression stockings. Immediately after the procedure, compression is applied. Then your doctor will ask you to walk for at least 10 minutes under her supervision. After that, you should continue to walk at least 30 minutes daily. In addition, you should avoid long periods of inactivity and any weight-lifting activities for the next month. However, we recommend that you do not do any heavy exercise during the first week after treatment.
There are several most common side effects with injectable foam, including:
- leg pain or discomfort that typically goes away within one week
- bruising, swelling at the injection site
- skin discoloration such as brown staining of the skin where the vein has been treated
- skin irritation, including rash, itching and/or red patches of skin; muscle spasms; and sore joints
Injectable foam can cause blood clots in the deep veins. When it happens, your doctor will monitor you for signs of deep vein thrombosis, typically pain, swelling and blueness of the treated leg. If these symptoms develop after your treatment, contact our center immediately. Very rarely, Injectable foam causes a life-threatening allergic reaction. However always inform your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
We will help you to understand your coverage and contact your insurance provider to determine if you are eligible for treatment. However, coverage may depend on the severity of your varicose veins and your symptoms.