Whether you have spider veins or you are plagued with varicose veins, it can be very frustrating. Both can make you extremely self-conscious and feel like you have to hide your legs all of the time because of the twisting, blue web of veins that are easy for everyone to see. Worse yet, varicose veins can be painful. In the most severe cases, your veins may look like bulging ropes that are poking under the skin, making your legs throb all of the time.
If left untreated, you could be at the risk of developing blood clots or other complications. Ultrasound guided vein treatment can help you to get rid of your varicose veins or spider veins once and for all.
What is Ultrasound Guided Vein Treatment?
The most common form of treatment for varicose veins and other problems with the veins is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of an irritating solution into the veins. Once the solution is injected into the affected vein, it causes the walls of the vein to become irritated, swell, and close up.
Blood that traveled to the affected vein will be rerouted through other veins. Eventually, the treated vein will completely collapse and fade from sight.
Ultrasound guided vein treatment is a more precise form of sclerotherapy as ultrasound is used to pinpoint the exact location of a varicose vein or a spider vein. The doctor will use the advances of modern technology to ensure your injection is in the best position to treat your condition. This is especially helpful for varicose veins that lie far beneath the skin are not evident.
What to Expect During Your Ultrasound Guided Vein Treatment?
If you move forward with ultrasound guided vein treatment, you may be treated in the doctor’s office. The procedure only takes a short amount of time. The first step may involve the use of ultrasound that will allow the doctor to see what is going on in your leg below the surface.
Injections of the solution may occur next. The doctor will be able to closely monitor your progress while still using ultrasound technology. Treatment time may vary. When your procedure is over, you are likely to be supplied with compression stockings. Walking is a good form of exercise after ultrasound guided vein treatment; it may help you to avoid more varicose veins in the future.
Learn More About Ultrasound Guided Vein Treatment Today
Set up a consultation today with The Vein Center to learn more about our highly effective and safe treatment options. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your varicose veins, we can help.