Sclerotherapy is an injection of a medical solution into varicose and spider veins leading to collapse and subsequent reabsorption of the veins. This procedure can be done for spider veins, called cosmetic sclerotherapy, or it can be used to treat the larger veins in which we use ultrasound to guide us as we inject sequential locations along the veins. The injected medication has been formulated to appear as a white color under ultrasound, which allows us to identify the proper injection of the sclerotherapy into targeted veins.
If you suffer from spider or varicose veins, you may be a good candidate for ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. This technique can help many patients feel more comfortable in their own skin. However, you may want to learn more about the treatment before deciding if it is right for you. Here are some of the most common questions we hear about ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.