Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS) is an advanced version of sclerotherapy treatment, using some of the most advanced technologies available for the treatment of varicose veins. An ultrasound tool is used to guide injection of solution into affected veins. Like traditional sclerotherapy, this procedure is brief and effective:
- UGS requires no anaesthetic.
- Venous Ultrasound is performed to accurately map the intended treatment area.
- A brief sonogram may be performed to accurately map the intended treatment area.
- A detergent solution is injected into the varicose vein, enabling the vein wall to collapse.
- Ultrasound pulses are used to detect the presence of detergent sclerosant abnormal veins .
- Collapsed veins are dissolved naturally, the tissues are absorbed into the body.
- Mild discolouration and tenderness may occur at the treatment site; this is natural and subsides within a few days.
- Treatment time is typically under 1 hour.2 to 4 injections are usually required followed by sclereotherapy.
- According to severity, multiple treatments may be necessary to enjoy best results.
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy enhances the effectiveness of traditional sclerotherapy and provides best outcomes for serious and persistent varicose veins. UGS may appear complicated but treatment is relatively simple, non-surgical and performed on an outpatient basis. Enhanced imaging and detection courtesy of the ultrasound procedure means more problem veins can be detected and managed, reducing the need for follow-up treatments and assisting with long term abatement.
Rapid, effective treatment by UGS means you do not need to miss time from work, family or leisure in order to enjoy the benefits of dramatic improvement. The doctors and health care professionals at Vein Care are leaders in the field – our blend of experience and skill is unmatched and we have already helped thousands of people enjoy better, more satisfying lives.
UGS is often used in conjunction with endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and ambulatory phlebectomy for larger and more persistent varicose veins.
Varicose veins are very treatable – there is no reason to continue to suffer in silence. If you have questions regarding varicose veins or UGS treatment or would like to schedule a consultation, please call our helpful patient service staff on (03) 9813 1535(03) 9813 1535 or 1300 730 1001300 730 100, or contact us online through our contact page.