Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Close Deeper Veins with Targeted Treatment

Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is done with either a liquid or “foamed” sclerosant while Dr. Wright monitors the vein on an ultrasound screen. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy enables treatment of unseen veins below the surface of the skin otherwise requiring surgical removal. With this procedure, veins can be dealt with at an early stage, helping to prevent further complications.

During ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, the vein is located inside the leg using ultrasound. This is 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