What is Sclerotherapy?
Injection sclerotherapy, also known as Echosclerotherapy, this method of treating varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency uses medication that is injected into a vein, causing it to close. Healthy veins then take over to correct blood flow back to the heart, resulting in symptom improvement. Using ultrasound guidance is essential in achieving long-term results and ensures the most complete treatment to all diseased veins.
How Does This Vein Treatment Process Work?
When the injectable agent comes in contact with the inside lining of the vein, the treated vein collapses and is soon replaced by a thin cord of fibrous tissue. The vein is now permanently closed. This process is called sclerosis, hence the term sclerotherapy. The treated vein is then slowly absorbed by your body and eventually disappears.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a highly versatile treatment and useful to treat any residual varicose veins that may persist after Endovenous Laser Ablation varicose vein treatments. This ensures comprehensive treatment of the entire diseased network of veins for long-term benefit.