Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) at The Varicose Vein Clinic in Greenslopes and Robina is a treatment method that uses ultrasound to improve accuracy when administering the sclerosing solution.
That’s it! Summer is over and it’s almost time to shake out your favourite pair of comfy jeans and winter stockings. If you felt like the idea of frolicking on the beach all summer was held back because of varicose veins, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy could be the treatment that you need.
Find out about the treatment process, the risks associated and the results for Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy with The Varicose Vein Clinic.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy: the treatment
This treatment is minimally invasive. It involves the use of ultrasound technology to pinpoint the treatment area, then the gentle injection of sterile sclerosing solution into the veins.
How the treatment works
The solution causes the vein to shrink and eventually disappear from sight. During the shrinking process, the vein walls collapse and the fluid inside the veins are absorbed into the body. By guiding the technician with ultrasound, we are able to provide a treatment that is acutely accurate and precise for a more efficient outcome.
Why treat varicose veins?
Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic issue for some. Deep vein thrombosis is a case where blood clots form in a vein deep beneath the surface of the skin. Most commonly this is found in the legs but it can also occur in other areas of the body. If left untreated, these veins can have dire consequences for the patient.
Comparatively, spider veins are not considered dangerous if left untreated. However patients often feel more confident about revealing their skin when spider veins are treated.
Are there any risks involved with the treatment?
All cosmetic treatments have risks. The risks associated with the treatment are dependent on existing conditions and the nature of the veins. During your initial consultation, we will discuss with you any possible outcomes, provide you with all the information you need for the treatment, and assess your veins thoroughly prior to treatment.
When will results be visible?
UGS has a high success rate if performed properly by an experience technician. Once treated appropriately, the veins cannot come back and are broken down naturally in the body. Although the treatment is effective for the veins that have been treated, your body can still potentially create more varicose veins down the line. Factors like genetics, environmental circumstances and hormones may play a part in the future development of other varicose veins in the body.