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Foam Sclerotherapy Patient #39

This 43 year old patient had varicose vein ultrasound guided Foam Sclerotherapy for left Greater Saphenous Vein incompetency and large tributaries.

Over 80% of patients will have no trace of staining after Foam Sclerotherapy at the one-year-post-treatment mark. In fact, we have had patients who two weeks after treatment have no staining what so ever. Whether or not staining occurs really depends on a few factors. One factor being skin pigment, another factor of staining is the proper and diligent use of stockings after the treatment. Last but not least proper follow through of the given post care instructions is another way to avoid staining.

Foam Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformations (vascular malformations) and also those of the lymphatic system. A medicine is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink. It is used for children and young adults with vascular or lymphatic malformations. In adults, sclerotherapy is often used to treat spider veins, smaller varicose veins.Foam Sclerotherapy is one method, along with surgery, radiofrequency and laser ablation, for treatment of spider veins, occasionally varicose veins, and venous malformations. In ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy,ultrasound is used to visualize the underlying vein so the physician can deliver and monitor the injection. Foam Sclerotherapy is often done under ultrasound guidance after venous abnormalities have been diagnosed with duplex ultrasound.

What are the side effects to Sclerotherapy?

In most cases, you will be able to resume regular activities immediately. However, vigorous activities or excessive standing is not advised for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment. Following treatment, the affected veins may darken and the area may appear bruised. Sigvaris® support hose are required following treatment, this application of pressure will help reduce side effects and aid in more effective healing and treatment. After treatment of larger vessels, the affected area may appear pigmented but this is temporary and will fade over time.

What results will I see?

Gradual improvement will be noticed. Many patients experience 60% to 80% of the treated vessels resolved. During the consultation, you will be advised as to the number of treatments necessary to achieve desired results.

Who is a candidate?

Dr. Lockwood and his staff will determine if you are a candidate. During your consultation, your medical history will be reviewed to determine the cause and severity of your condition. Depending on the types of veins, a combination of different treatment modalities may be suggested. Schedule you consultation today and find out how this exciting procedure can benefit you!

How many treatments will it take?

Several treatments may be required to achieve the optimum result. As few as two or three treatments will achieve the desired outcome in some cases.

What is the treatment like?

The problem veins will be examined and reviewed with you by Dr. Lockwood or a staff member. A treatment strategy will then be decided upon to eradicate these veins. You may be asked to stand while the problem veins are marked and photographs taken. The sclerosing agent will then be injected into the targeted veins. Discomfort is minimal.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our wonderfully experienced staff here at The First Glance Aesthetics Clinic and we will do our best to assist you with any of your issues.

The First Glance Aesthetics Clinic

1851 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg Manitoba R3N 1Z2

Phone: 204-885-1419

Toll Free: 1-866-379-7919

If you like the results you see here, request your appointment to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and expectations.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and results may not occur for all patients. These photos are of an actual patient of our practice who has provided consent to display their pictures online.