Endovenous Chemical Ablation
An endovenous chemical ablation (also called foam sclerotherapy) is a medically indicated procedure for diseased veins causing pain, swelling, and cramping of the legs. It is different from cosmetic sclerotherapy in a few ways as it is used to treat deeper and larger veins. The procedure involves injecting a foam detergent/sclerosant into the blood vessel to close it. The blood then is directed to health veins improving circulation. To see if your veins or legs are appropriate for this procedure, call us today or make an appointment online at the Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer and Vein Center.
What is an Endovenous Chemical Ablation?
Is sclerotherapy a cosmetic treatment?
What's the difference between cosmetic vs foam sclerotherapy?
Both procedures use a similar sclerosing agent. We often use Polidocanol (Also called Varithena or Asclera). Traditional cosmetic sclerotherapy uses these agents in a liquid form. When treating larger, medically necessary, and symptomatic veins these agents are mixed with air. This results in a foaming sclerotherapy that has the consistency of shaving cream.
Symptoms that may make foam sclerotherapy/ endovenous chemical ablation medically necessary include:
What will it feel like to have these veins treated?
Why should I get these veins treated at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center?
Call us today or make an appointment online to
get your legs health and appearance back.