What is Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy?

There can be no denying the amazing design of the human body. The human body has the ability to ingest a wide range of foods, break those foods down into proteins and nutrients, and then deliver those nutrients where they will do the most good. The human body uses its veins and arteries as the transport mechanism for these minerals and nutrients. For the vast majority of people, the workings of their veins and arteries go unnoticed. It is not until something goes wrong that people pay any attention to how their veins work or where they are located.

Varicose veins are one of the biggest problems that people have with their veins. Varicose veins can be unsightly, and they can also be extremely painful. In times past, the only option for dealing with varicose veins involved some form of surgery. Now, thanks to modern technology, there are non-invasive ways to address this issue. One of these non-invasive techniques is ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.

What are Varicose Veins?

Your body uses your veins to carry the blood from the tissues in your body back to your heart. From there, the heart pumps blood to the lungs, where the blood is oxygenated, and then arteries deliver the oxygenated blood to the body. Once this process is complete, the blood returns to your veins and travels back to your heart to begin the process again.

Your veins are equipped with a one-way valve that prevents blood from back-flowing to the heart. However, if the valves become weak or they are damaged, blood can begin to collect in your veins. As a result, the veins swell, become visible through the skin, cause pain and can eventually lead to other more serious health issues.

What is Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy?

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is a commonly used treatment for varicose veins. Some of the benefits of this procedure include a quick relief from painful symptoms. The procedure is performed with little to no downtime, and there are very few risks of side effects. The procedure is not invasive, and the patient experiences no scarring. Additionally, the results are long-lasting.

This procedure is non-surgical. Its purpose is to close varicose veins, which in turn will cause the vein to shrink or to disappear completely. The procedure begins by our specialist injecting a special solution into the vein. Ultrasound technology is used to identify the vein that needs to be treated and the area where the injection should be placed.

Once the solution has been injected into the vein, the vein will begin to shrink and will eventually become all but invisible. Most patients notice relief from varicose vein problems just a few moments after treatment.

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is a safe, comfortable alternative to surgical stripping, a process that was used in times past to address varicose veins. This procedure not only addresses the unsightly appearance of varicose veins, but it also addresses the health risks that can come from blood pooling. The treatment is faster than invasive surgery. The downtime is minimized, and the patient gets good results without feeling major discomfort.

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With locations in Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, Fox Vein & Laser Experts can assess your venous issues and then determine if ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how this effective procedure can benefit you.