When it comes to removing visible or protruding veins from the skin, sclerotherapy is one of the safest and most effective procedures. At Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh, we offer multiple treatment options for non-surgical vein removal, including ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy for veins that lie deeper beneath the surface and can be more difficult to treat.
Serving the Pittsburgh area in Pennsylvania, Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh is led by Dr. Valerie Drnovsek. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy can target deficient veins.
What is Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy?
Continued advances in vascular medicine have made sclerotherapy one of the most popular and effective treatments for the non-surgical removal of visible veins below the skin surface. Traditional sclerotherapy involves small injections of medicated solution along individual veins, causing them to clot and permanently seal shut. The blood then reroutes to healthier veins, and the treated veins are gradually removed from the body during natural processes and replaced with scar tissue that fades over time.
How is Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy Different?
This procedure involves the same treatment process with one major difference – advanced ultrasound imaging is used to precisely target deficient varicose veins that are deeper below the surface and more difficult to see with the naked eye. Ultrasound imaging allows Dr. Drnovsek and our medical team to target underlying varicose veins with impressive accuracy, and the medicated sclerosing agent can be dispersed to permanently disable these veins without a surgical procedure or downtime.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with any injectable treatment, slight bruising, redness, swelling, or itching may develop at injection sites, but these minor side effects are temporary and should subside shortly after treatment. Major complications are rare, and patients typically return to normal activities immediately after treatment. Although there is no necessary aftercare following ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, a daily walking regimen may be recommended in order to maintain proper circulation while the body works to remove the treated veins.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy?
Men and women who have dysfunctional veins that lie deeper beneath the skin surface and who are in good health with no contraindicating medical conditions may be good candidates for ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. The best way to find out if you are a good fit for this treatment is to schedule a consultation with our medical team and have your individual condition evaluated.
Contact Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh today to schedule a consultation and find out how ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy can remove deeper-lying varicose veins safely and effectively with no downtime.