Spider veins and varicose veins are a common disease

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Vein dictionary

Sclerosant foam

Used in foam sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins. Instead of the liquid sclerosant employed in conventional sclerotherapy, a special foam is injected into the diseased veins. Immediately before treatment, the doctor produces the foam from the liquid sclerosant by using a specially developed syringe system.
Foam sclerotherapy is performed under ultrasound guidance, allowing the foam to be injected under visual control and the subsequent distribution of the foam to be followed exactly. The foam has a powerful adhering effect causing the vein walls to stick together (obliteration and sclerosis). The body gradually breaks down the obliterated veins over the following weeks, ideally without leaving any remnants behind.

Unlike treatment with liquid sclerosant, the foam is not diluted with blood and carried away so quickly in larger veins. This is particularly important in large varicose veins, as it allows the foam to act longer on the vein wall. Thus, large varicose veins can be treated even more effectively with smaller quantities of sclerosant. Sclerotherapy of large varicose veins with foam usually achieves the treatment goals quicker: the obliteration and elimination of the diseased veins.