Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Close Deeper Veins with Targeted Treatment

We perform ultrasound guided sclerotherapy with either a liquid or “foamed” sclerosant. During this time, Dr. Wright monitors the vein on an ultrasound screen. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy lets us treat unseen veins below the surface of the skin that would otherwise require surgical removal. With this procedure, we can deal with veins at an early stage, and help prevent further complications.

During the ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, we locate the vein inside the leg using an ultrasound. This is rather painless and comfortable. The doctor, using ultrasound to guide his injection, puts sclerosant precisely into the vein needing treatment. The vein spasms in reaction to the sclerosant, and closes. This is effective at treating veins that branch off of the saphenous vein and feed the spider veins at skin level.
Dr. Wright Performing Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy