Endovenous chemical ablation, also known as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is another treatment alternative to the surgicalremoval of varicose veins.
During this treatment, a sclerosant (chemical irritant) is injected into the vein while our doctor views the injection process on an ultrasound screen. This allows him to see the veins that are below the surface of the skin and need to be treated. This technique causes the vein to collapse and seal shut, and can be performed with liquid or foamed sclerosant.
Following treatment, it is common for a leg wrap or prescription compression stocking to be placed on the treated leg for approximately 1-2 weeks therefollowing. Immediately after the procedure, patients are able to walk and often are able to return to work the next day.
Performed in a doctor’s office, this procedure typically does not require local anesthesia.
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