Veins are some of the most important structures in the body. They deliver nutrients, oxygen and water to cells to ensure that they continue functioning as they should.
The problem is that various conditions can develop within the veins that can lead to negative impacts upon your appearance. Spider veins and varicose veins represent some of the most common conditions that result due to genetics, diet, exercise habits and other issues.
To make matters worse, treating these causes may not make these vein issues go away. They often cause permanent changes to the vein structures, which lead to persistent issues that can continue to detract from your appearance. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy may be one of the best treatment options if you have vein issues.
What is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy?
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy utilizes ultrasonic waves that pass harmlessly through desirable cells. When they reach venous tissue, they become heat. This safely damages the tissue and encourages the body to form a clot that blocks blood flow.
This results in the inevitable death of any proceeding venous tissue. Most varicose veins and spider veins can be quickly treated by leveraging this mechanic, as they become less visible immediately following treatment and as the body removes the dead vein tissue.
What Makes It Different?
The chief difference with ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is that an ultrasonic device is used during the treatment. The strength of these waves can be precisely controlled, which leads to a treatment that affects only the targeted tissues. Because of this high precision, there are a number of unique benefits to this therapy:
- Cell damage is minimized – Unlike laser sclerotherapy or traditional sclerotherapy, the amount of cell damage is kept to a minimum. This leads to less of a need for healing and less internal irritation, which improves treatments.
- Few external effects can be seen following treatment – Vein stripping and sclerotherapy can cause bruises, scars and other undesirable results in the skin near treated areas. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy avoids these issues because it keeps damage to a minimum.
- Treatments take little time – Each treatment of ultrasound guided sclerotherapy takes only a short amount of time. This allows you to fit treatments into your busy schedule.
- You can resume your life following treatment – Compared to other options, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy requires minimal aftercare. You can safely resume light activity following treatment.
Is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy for You?
This form of sclerotherapy is an effective solution for smaller vein structures. It can treat your problems without the need for invasive surgeries that may run the risk of infection, scarring and other undesirable conditions.
If you are interested in this cutting-edge technique for making problematic veins disappear, set up a consultation at the South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg. We can answer any and all questions you may have pertaining to ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.