Foam Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins - A Revolutionary Treatment

Nov 11, 2023


Are you tired of dealing with spider veins? Looking for an effective and non-invasive treatment option? Truffles Vein Specialists is here to help! Our team of skilled doctors specialize in vascular medicine and offer the latest and most advanced treatments in the field. One such innovative treatment is foam sclerotherapy for spider veins.

Understanding Spider Veins

Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are small dilated blood vessels that appear as thin, web-like patterns on the skin's surface. While they are usually harmless, their unsightly appearance can cause self-consciousness and discomfort. Spider veins commonly occur in the legs and can result from genetics, hormonal changes, obesity, or prolonged periods of standing or sitting.

The Benefits of Foam Sclerotherapy

Foam sclerotherapy is a highly effective treatment for spider veins, offering numerous benefits over traditional methods. This procedure involves injecting a specially prepared foam solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and gradually fade away. The foam solution is created by combining a liquid sclerosant with air or gas, resulting in a denser and more targeted treatment approach. Here are some key benefits of foam sclerotherapy:

  • Highly effective: Foam sclerotherapy has been proven to be extremely effective in treating spider veins, with success rates of up to 95%. The foam solution can reach even the smallest veins, ensuring comprehensive treatment.
  • Non-invasive: Unlike surgical interventions, foam sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require any incisions or stitches. This means shorter recovery times and minimal risk of complications.
  • Minimal discomfort: The procedure is well-tolerated by most patients and typically causes only mild discomfort, such as a sensation of burning or tingling at the injection site. Local anesthesia may be used to alleviate any discomfort.
  • No downtime: Following foam sclerotherapy, most patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately. However, it is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and prolonged exposure to sunlight for a short period after the procedure.
  • Customizable treatment: Foam sclerotherapy can be tailored to each individual's specific needs. The treatment can be adjusted according to the size, location, and severity of the spider veins, ensuring optimal results.

The Procedure

Before undergoing foam sclerotherapy, it is important to consult with one of our expert doctors at Truffles Vein Specialists. During the consultation, they will evaluate your condition, discuss your goals, and determine if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment.

The foam sclerotherapy procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Preparation: The treatment area will be cleaned and sterilized. You may be asked to wear a gown or comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the area being treated.
  2. Solution preparation: The foam solution will be prepared by thoroughly mixing the liquid sclerosant with air or gas. The specific ratios and concentrations will be determined by the treating doctor.
  3. Injection: Using a fine needle, the foam solution will be injected directly into the targeted spider veins. Ultrasound guidance may be used to ensure accurate placement of the foam solution.
  4. Compression: After each injection, compression bandages or stockings may be applied to facilitate the collapse and absorption of the treated veins. These will need to be worn for a specified period as instructed by your doctor.
  5. Post-procedure care: Your doctor will provide you with detailed instructions on post-procedure care, including how to properly care for the injection sites, when to remove compression bandages, and any medication or ointments that may aid in the healing process.

Recovery and Results

Following foam sclerotherapy, it is common to experience mild bruising, swelling, or slight discomfort in the treated area. These side effects are generally mild and temporary, resolving within a few days or weeks. It is important to follow your doctor's post-procedure instructions carefully to optimize results and minimize any potential complications.

The full benefit of foam sclerotherapy may take several weeks to become apparent, as the treated veins gradually fade away. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired outcome, depending on the severity and extent of your spider veins.


If you are seeking an effective, non-invasive treatment option for spider veins, foam sclerotherapy offered by Truffles Vein Specialists is a revolutionary solution. With its high success rates, minimal discomfort, and customizable approach, foam sclerotherapy has gained popularity as one of the leading treatments for spider veins. Consult with our experienced doctors to determine if foam sclerotherapy is the right choice for you and take the first step towards improving your vascular health and regaining confidence in your appearance.