When varicose veins mar the appearance of your legs, it can be upsetting. They might start as raised, blue lines that are barely noticeable.
However, they can get to the point that you have a twisting, bumpy mess of veins traveling up and down your legs, causing discomfort and increasing the chances for you to develop blood clots.
When you have had enough of varicose veins, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy can help you to get rid of the problem.
What Does Sclerotherapy Involve?
Sclerotherapy involves the use of an injection to treat your varicose veins.
In a short procedure that may not take more than 20 minutes, a solution will be injected into the affected vein or veins. The solution irritates the vein and causes the vein to collapse as the blood coagulates.
With the wonders of the human body, blood that would usually travel through the treated vein will find a new path.
The treatment is an outpatient procedure that will take place in the doctor’s office. When it is over, you may be given compression stockings to apply pressure to the treated areas.
The main goal is to avoid the formation of blood clots in the treated veins.
To make your sclerotherapy session more effective, ultrasound technology can be applied as well.
What are the Benefits of Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy?
When ultrasound technology is combined with sclerotherapy, it means more precision.
The ultrasound device is used to pinpoint the exact location of varicose veins in order to place the needle in the optimal location prior to injection.
Once the doctor has targeted the vein, the injection will take place next.
With ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, you do not have to undergo surgery, the treatment itself is minimally invasive, and you may see your varicose veins disappear within a month of treatment.
If you have a more severe case of varicose veins, you may be required to undergo several treatments.
Treatments cause mild discomfort and you will need to limit your activity in the days that follow your treatment to avoid complications.
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You do not need to put up with those ugly varicose veins that get in the way every day when they cause you pain.
Make an appointment and talk to your doctor about ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.
Contact Fox Vein Experts today to make an appointment. A physical examination will be provided to evaluate the condition of your varicose veins. Get started today to become varicose vein free.