Our physicians may use ultrasound as a guide when treating an abnormal vein below the skin. This treatment is useful for problematic veins that can’t be treated with laser ablation. Sclerotherapy is performed as described, but the veins are visualized on a screen using ultrasound technology.
Patients may resume their normal activities after ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. However, flying should be avoided for two weeks, and hot tubs, long hot baths, and saunas should be avoided for one week after treatment. Light exercise, such as walking, will help speed the healing process. Some bruising may occur, but should disappear within two weeks. Patients will receive detailed post- procedure instructions. A follow-up visit is scheduled for two weeks after ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.
Fairfax Vascular Center is staffed by physicians who specialize in the treatment of vein conditions. Speak to a physician today to discuss treatment options and answer questions.