Sclerotherapy – injections of varicose veins
Varicose veins injections is also known as foam treatment, sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy. These are simpler treatment options for varicose veins. Varicose veins injections is suitable for smaller blood vessels within classification C1-C2 accoring to the CEAP-scale.
When injecting varicose veins, a substance is injected into the blood vessels which are to be removed. The injected substance is either in liquid or foam form and clogs the blood vessel.
The blockage that occurs in the injected blood vessels allows blood to find new routes and the inactive blood vessel withers and fades away over a few months time.
The term sclerotherapy simply means foam sclerotherapy and traditional sclerotherapy. However, foam sclerotherapy is used when treating smaller varicose veins while traditional sclerotherapy is performed when treating superficial spider veins.
A simple and inexpensive treatment with certain limitations
The sclerotherapy treatment involves small needle sticks with a thin syringe needle. There is no need for anesthesia and you can return to your normal activities immediately after varicose veins injections.
The disadvantage of varicose veins injections is that there is a risk for the varicose veins to come back, and it’s only possible to treat certain amounts of blood vessels per session. There is also a risk for discoloration of the treated area.
The price for treatment of small varicose veins with sclerotherapy is approximately £200 per session. In some cases, three treatments are needed.