Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

SVC-Ultrasound-Guided-SclerotherapySclerotherapy has traditionally been used to treat smaller, superficial varicose veins easily seen on the surface of the skin. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy takes this “gold standard” in varicose vein treatment to the next level, by allowing the physician to address affected larger veins located deeper under the skin’s surface. By using sound waves to locate affected veins deep within the legs, a sclerosing agent can be administered that causes the veins to seal shut and eventually disappear.

What is the Procedure Like?

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is performed in the physician’s office, using local anesthesia. Duplex ultrasound is used to locate the affected vein and guide the insertion of a very fine needle directly into the vein. Sclerosing agent in injected into the affected vein through this needle, which causes the vein walls to seal together so the vein eventually fades from view completely. The entire procedure may take under an hour to complete, depending on the number of veins to be treated in a single session. Patients are advised to wear compression stockings for a number of days or weeks after treatment, to promote healing and healthy blood flow. Regular activities can typically be resumed right away, although strenuous exercise and heavy lifting are discouraged for a week or two. Symptoms associated with varicose veins may be alleviated immediately after treatment, while veins may take a number of weeks to fade completely from view. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy has brought a whole new dimension to non-invasive vein treatment. To learn more about this innovative treatment, contact the Boston-based staff at Specialty Vein Care today.

Vein conditions affect more than 30 million people in the United States today. Conditions range from spider veins that are little more than a cosmetic concern, to large, bulging varicose veins and skin sores caused by severe venous insufficiency. Affecting both men and women, successful treatment of vein conditions depends on an accurate diagnosis of the problem and recommendation for the best treatment option. At Specialty Vein Care, we offer the latest diagnostic tools to make a thorough evaluation of your vein condition, as well as a variety of treatment options that are customized for each patient’s specific needs.

Treating vein conditions is a complex process that requires accurate diagnosis of the condition and a variety of options that are customized to each individual patient. At Specialty Vein Care, we provide a wide range of treatment options, including sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation and microphlebectomy. Our team works with each patient to offer a comfortable setting and the latest technology in vein treatment to produce the best possible results.

Treatment for vein conditions can cause anxiety and uncertainty for some patients. At Specialty Vein Care, we understand that patients are not always comfortable with the idea of seeking treatment for vein disease and varicose veins. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for the patient, with education about our various procedures, online forms for easy registration, and information about insurance plans and coverage. Each patient that comes to Specialty Vein Care receives the highest quality of care in a comfortable office setting.