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The echo-sclerosis of varicose veins with foam under ultrasound control is the international reference technique for treating large-calibre varicose veins of major or minor saphenous and its collaterals.

In the treatment of varicose sclerosis, injection of the foam is done by direct puncture of the varicose vein or by means of a mini catheter (Butterfly). In all the studies it presents better and faster results against the laser treatment.

Is Eco-sclerosis of Varicose Veins a Painful Technique?

No, the pain is equivalent to that of a blood extraction.

How many sessions are needed?

It depends on the extension; it varies from 2 to a maximum of 10.

Is it necessary to wear a compression bandage?

Not in the case of spiders, yes in the case of a varicose vein.

Is it a definitive treatment?

Varicose disease is evolutionary and may appear new ones, hence the importance of annual follow-up and examination


  • Indications: Greater saphenous vein, lesser saphenous vein and collaterals.
  • Duration: 15 -20 minutes
  • Recovery: Immediate
  • Efforts: 1 month
  • Indicated for Safena mayor, Safena Menor y colaterales.
  • Duration 15 -20 minutos
  • Recovery Inmediata
  • Efforts 1 mes

Specialists Echo-Sclerosis of Varicose Veins en Alicante

Dra. María José Santana Maján | Plastic Surgeon Alicante Plastic Surgeon

Co-director of the Plastic Surgery Unit at the International Hospital of Medimar (Alicante) with special interest in Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Breast Reconstruction Surgery.

Dr. Leopoldo Navarro Sempere | Plastic Surgeon Alicante Plastic Surgeon

Co-director of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Vithas Medimar International Hospital (Alicante) with special interest in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery and Breast Reconstruction Surgery.

Calos Pasquale

Carlos de Pasquale Phlebologist

Hospital Vithas Medimar in Alicante


No, equivale al dolor de una extracción sanguínea.

Depende de la extensión, varía de 2 a un máximo de 10.

No en el caso de arañas, sí en el caso de una variz. 

La enfermedad varicosa es evolutiva y pueden aparecer nuevas, de ahí la importancia de un seguimiento y revisiones anuales.