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It is generally known that one of the most common problems that women face comes in the form of 'spider veins' (clusters of blue, purple or red veins which usually appear on the ankles, calves and thighs). These veins lie close to the surface of the skin and the appearance of 'spider veins' can be due to hormonal changes, heredity, pregnancy, significant weight changes or activities which require standing or sitting for very long periods of time.

Sclerotherapy (varicose vein treatment) consists in the injection, into the affected veins, of a special chemical product that irritates the endothelium (inner wall of the vein). This then seals, collapses or ‘dries’ the dilated blood vessels. After several sessions, this chemical leads to the re-absorption and the gradual disappearance of the veins.

There are different types of sclerosing solutions and it is in this small detail where foam sclerotherapy becomes such an innovating treatment.  Along with this new type of sclerosing agent, this new technique has led to the increase in effectiveness as well as to the diminishing of risks and complications. This foam has been specially prepared to allow a better contact with the inner walls of the veins it treats and therefore, it provides improved results than the usual sclerosing solution.

A great advantage this treatment has over other similar procedures is that foam sclerotherapy can be used when it comes to all kinds vein issues. This treatment can be adapted to each individual case since there are many variables that must be considered. It is effective for spider veins or subcutaneous blood vessels as well as on varicose veins of greater size and volume. All of these can be treated with foam sclerotherapy!

Contact Us!Additionally, foam sclerotherapy can be applied right at your doctor’s office and does not limit your activities afterwards. By removing the 'spider' and varicose veins, your legs will regain a more youthful appearance, enhancing your self-confidence and the way you relate to others.

Versión Español: Escleroterapia con espuma

Vein Treatment Average Price / Cost

USA Costa Rica

Varicose Vein Surgery Cost / Price


Laser Therapy Cost / Price

$70 ( 20 sessions)

Sclerotherapy Cost / Price

$30 - $50 p/session

Phlebectomy Cost / Price


Endovenous Laser Cost / Price

$1,400 - $2,200
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Whenever it comes to cosmetic treatment, you need to keep in mind that no procedure will ever provide an 'ideal' aspect to your appearance. The aim of this kind of procedure is to achieve an improvement and to enhance your natural attributes. This can help you boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about yourself while keeping realistic expectations at the same time. This is one of the core values we have here at Better Looks; we want our clients to be completely satisfied with the results of their treatment and to heighten their self-assurance.

When it comes to foam sclerotherapy you must keep in mind that the affected vein will disappear completely but that it usually takes more than one session to obtain the desired results. Also, you must keep in mind that this procedure only treats the veins that have ‘risen’ to the surface and does not prevent other 'untreated' veins from becoming visible with time.

The best candidates for this treatment usually fall in the age range of 30 to 60. However, these types of veins can become visible in women very early in their lives, such as in their teenage years. 'Spider veins' aren't as common in men as in women, but they sometimes do happen; keep in mind that foam sclerotherapy has the same level of effectiveness in both sexes.

Contact Us!BetterLooks offers on of the best teams of doctors in the industry and we are therefore aware of the different types of needs our diverse patients have. But no matter what you are looking for, we will provide you with the best service and aid you in every possible way in your pursuit to enhance your appearance.


Before any type of procedure is performed, patients at Better Looks are required to make an initial appointment and have a detailed discussion with their specialist. By doing so, both parties have the opportunity to contribute in the whole process and to increase the client's level of satisfaction. The patient must discuss his/her expectations openly with their physician, who will help determine what isn't or what is possible to accomplish. All the different aspects of the procedure you are willing to undertake (the cost and recovery process) must be extremely clear to you.

During this initial appointment, your Better Looks doctor will most likely mark the affected areas of your legs with a black marker and will examine you to see if you suffer from more serious circulatory problems. If this is the case, he/she will most likely refer you to another specialist, since 'deep vein' problems need to be addressed first before sclerotherapy can be performed.

You will be given specific instructions that must be followed before the treatment can begin. In some instances, you will have to avoid using moisturizing creams or sun block on the skin of your legs some time before.

Contact Us!Having open communication with your doctor will help improve your satisfaction with the whole treatment. Due to this, please do not hesitate to contact Better Looks at any moment; we are at your disposal with anything you might need.



The foam is injected through a single practically painless puncture. The bigger the affected vein, the less number of punctures will be necessary. The procedure will be controlled through a monitor by your Better Looks specialist; this allows the movement of the foam to be closely monitored. Through the use of this equipment your Better Looks specialist will be able to direct the foam towards the places where it is needed the most.

In the case of spider veins (due to the fact that they are thinner and smaller) it may be necessary to make more than one puncture using very small needles. Due to this, your doctor will sometimes use a spray anesthetic to avoid any discomfort.

The foam used in this treatment consists in a mix of sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS), a sclerosing solution used for the past 40 years, and a determined combination of gases. This blend produces a type of foam with some very particular physical and chemical characteristics. Currently, it can be used for the treatment of any kind of vein, no matter its size or location.

Contact Us!Once the doctor is finished, he/she will sometimes apply a tight-fitting support hose to protect against possible deep vein blood clots, accelerating the healing process, which you may need to wear during the next 72 hours. The tape and cotton balls can be removed 48 hours later.


At the end of your session your Better Looks specialist will place a compression stocking over the treated area; you will have to wear this during the following weeks. Depending on each individual case, the use of this compression stocking may be needed for longer or less time. However, you must remember that wearing this special stocking is an important factor when it comes to obtaining good results.
After a foam sclerotherapy treatment you can return to your usual activities and lead a completely normal life. Nonetheless, it is usually better to avoid any kind of strenuous sports or activities for some time.

Walking helps to decrease the side effects of the injections, therefore it is recommended that you exercise moderately for a minimum of once a day (in 20 minute sessions) during the period you are required to wear your compression stocking. This helps to decrease the pressure in the superficial veins. You should refrain from taking hot baths during the first week after treatment, since heat dilates veins and can neutralize the effect of the foam sclerotherapy.

Contact Us!You can return to normal activity right away, but we recommend that you do not partake in any type of vigorous exercise, such as gym work or jogging. Also, sitting and standing for long periods of time should be avoided too, as should squatting and heavy weight lifting.


Currently there are qualified clinical guides (certified by international cientists) in circulation that guarantee that foam sclerotherapy is a safe technique with minimum secondary effects and with a similar effectiveness as that of conventional vein surgery. Presently, thousands of foam sclerotherapy sessions take place daily and as time progresses, more and more vascular specialists are discovering the advantages of this treatment.

However, as is the case with any kind of cosmetic treatment, complications are unusual but they sometimes do happen. You must keep in mind, though, that they are usually minor and can be reduced by following your doctor's directions precisely before and after the procedure.

Contact Us!Make sure to ask your Better Looks doctor concerning any risks you might have to face when undertaking this procedure. However, you must keep in mind that our certified group of doctors works full-time to prevent such scenarios from happening, since we value the health of our patients above anything else.


Contact Us!This information given on this website should be considered as an introduction to a foam sclerotherapy treatment. Before deciding on submitting yourself to the procedure described above, we highly recommend you contact BetterLooks directly, so we can answer any specific question you might have.

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