What is sclerotherapy foam?
The sclerosing solution is injected into the vein. The procedure is performed under ultrasound.
Following principles of eveidence based medicine and all current knowledge on the treatment of veins, Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum, published a 2011. algorithms for varicose veins treatments. Thus, for treatment of telangiectasia, reticular veins and varices sclerotherapy with sclerosing solution or foam is recommended.
The patient can walk immediately after the procedure, and use of compression therapy (socks) is recommended.
What kind of sclerotherapy and what compression therapy?
There are no strong enough scientific evidence to unequivocally indicat the kind of compression therapy(elastic bandage or elastic stockings) and how long it should be used after vein sclerotherapy. The main difference is in type of veins which are treated.
Reticular and telangiectasia (“capillaries”)
While some doctors do not use compression therapy after sclerotherapy of reticular veins and telangiectasia, others feel that same principles of compression after sclerotherapy of large veins should be used. In practice, we recommend elastic stocking compression or an elastic bandage with compression level 1 or 2. It is shown that for three days of application compression therapy after sclerotherapy of reticular veins and telangiectasia gives significantly better results than when compression therapy is not applied, and better results can be expected if the compression therapy is applied for three weeks.
It has been shown that adequate implementation of compression therapy after foam vein sclerotherapy (UGFS) improves the results of treatment. After procedure elastic stockings with compression level 2 or an elastic bandage is applied. Possible combination is wearing an elastic bandage first 3-5 days, after which it can be changed to elastic stockings. The reason is simpler setting bend while placed pads in places sclerotherapy.