Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

Sheen Vein & Cosmetics
St. Louis, MO

Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy


Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins. It involves the injection of a special foam solution into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and eventually fade away. This technique offers several advantages over traditional treatment methods, making it a popular choice for patients seeking effective and convenient solutions for their varicose veins.


During the procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the targeted vein under the guidance of ultrasound imaging. The sclerosant drug is able to be made into a foam consistency without any additives. This foam is injected into the vein, displacing the blood and causing the vein walls to stick together. Over time, the body absorbs the collapsed vein, gradually eliminating the unsightly appearance of varicose veins.


Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy offers numerous benefits to patients dealing with varicose veins. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis, requiring little to no downtime for recovery. The foam solution used in this technique allows for enhanced visualization and precise targeting of the affected veins, reducing the risk of complications and maximizing the effectiveness of the treatment.

Results and Recovery

Following the procedure, patients may experience some mild discomfort and bruising, but these side effects are typically temporary and resolve on their own. Gradual improvement in the appearance of varicose veins can be expected over several weeks or months as the body eliminates the treated veins. It is important to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by the healthcare professional to ensure the best possible results and minimize any potential complications.