Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Commonly Asked Questions
closes the veins that cannot be
visualized from the skin surface
yet are causing the surface veins.
Ultrasound is used to identify
and target the veins so a strong
sclerosing chemical can be injected.
Less invasive (no surgery is required)
Smaller veins that connect with
the treated vein will often lighten
Eventual sclerotherapy of smaller
veins is enhanced
Mild discomfort sometimes for
Potential for skin staining just
like regular sclerotherapy but
is less frequent. (these usually
fade but can be permanent)
Trapped blood in sections between
closed areas sometimes need to
be drained with a small needle
The story is not completely in
about long term results but it
appears that if the vein is not
too large the results compare
favorably with surgery
Compression stocking must be worn
for one week after the injections
It is best used when there is
minimal surface involvement of
larger veins and the surface problem
is caused by deeper hidden veins.
It is also an excellent way after
laser ablation therapy) to
deal with any residual varicose
veins. It is less than ideal for
people with significant surface
involvement with moderate to large
varicose veins because of less
desirable cosmetic outcomes, troublesome
side effects from inflammation
and less favorable long term results.
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