Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure for treating spider veins and varicose veins. It involves injecting FDA-approved sclerosing agents into troublesome veins to make them disappear. The procedure can enhance the cosmetic appearance and alleviate pain or other side effects of damaged veins.
So, you have had your laser treatment, what’s next? Most patients, about 90% or more, need adjunctive treatment after their laser procedure(s). Typically, this treatment is Ultrasound Guided Therapeutic Sclerotherapy (USTST). About a month after your laser treatment our ultrasound tech will do a thorough exam, mapping any indwelling veins that are not functioning properly and still remain after the laser procedure. The preferred treatment to eliminate these veins is USTST.
Many people who seek a solution to varicose or spider veins are concerned about the appearance of bumpy or just unsightly veins near the surface of their skin, most often on their legs. They are looking for a doctor who they can trust to provide them with treatment options to restore their once youthful looking legs.
As most may know, not all of our veins are created equally, and thus the treatments for removing varicose or spider veins may be different. In fact there are many forms of treatment for removing chronic venous hypertension (varicose veins) ranging from both surgical to non-surgical outpatient procedures. However, while removing varicose and spider veins is not entirely new, there have been some significant technological advancements in recent years.