Foam Sclerotherapy Varicose Vein Treatment

Dr Omar Abu Bakr is a Consultant Venous Surgeon and Phlebologist (varicose veins treatment) with over 13 years experience in varicose veins treatment and foam sclerotherapy treatment.

You can book a consultation with Dr Omar at his surgery in Marleybone, London, or at his surgery in Stirling House, Guildford. After your initial consultation with Dr Bakr, you will be able to talk through the available varicose vein treatments that are the most suitable ones for your individual diagnosis.

During this appointment, you can ask as many questions as you want to fully understand the treatment plan, its process, duration, and expected results.

Dr. Omar offers excellent aftercare services with a follow-up consultation to evaluate the treatment’s effectiveness and provide further advice.

Varicose vein treatments

Depending on your consultation results, Dr Omar will recommend one of the following treatments, or a combination of these treatments to achieve the best results:

  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
  • Endovenous Microwave Ablation of the veins (EMWA)
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation of the veins (EVLA)
  • Transluminal Occlusion Of the Perforators (TRLOP)
  • Micro-phlebectomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy

For this article, we will focus on one of the most effective varicose vein treatments currently available: Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy.

Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the preferred treatment for treating small varicose veins. This treatment is usually given to a patient as a stage 2 therapy after treating the main root of the case of your varicose veins.

In most cases, patients will have their larger, most protruding varicose veins treated first, followed by foam sclerotherapy treatment to close off and get rid of the remaining varicose veins.

What is foam sclerotherapy?

Furthermore, the foam mixture has been found to be more effective than liquid sclerosant because it can displace the blood within the vein and have a greater contact area with the vein wall.

This leads to better and more consistent results with fewer treatments needed.

Additionally, the use of ultrasound imaging ensures that the foam is injected into the correct position, minimizing any potential complications.

How foam sclerotherapy works

Foam sclerotherapy destroys veins by causing cell death, inflammation, and reabsorption. The foam is injected directly into the varicose vein, preventing dilution and spreading to other veins.

Minimally invasive treatment

Foam sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive and effective treatment for varicose veins, recommended by NICE. It avoids the need for anesthesia, incisions, and hospital operating theaters, and allows for a comfortable and quick recovery.

Receiving foam sclerotherapy treatment

Dr Omar ensures patient comfort by conducting treatments in a comfortable room, not a clinical operating theater. You’ll rest on a comfortable bed and remain conscious during the quick and smooth treatment.

No anesthetic or sedation is necessary, and normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment with minimal discomfort.

The first step in the successful treatment of your varicose veins is to book a consultation with Dr Omar where you will be able to ask as many questions as you like and have a personalized treatment plan drawn up for you.

Contact us today to find out more about our treatments and to discuss your condition. Our friendly team are here to help!

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