Located in Bellevue and serving Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk, Ohio, the board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists offer effective ultrasound-sound guided foam sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins. Our highly-skilled specialists are known for providing caring, courteous and expert service.
What is Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy?
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the ultrasound-assisted of sclerotherapy. In ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy treatment, a board-certified radiologist guides an ultrasound device to detect veins that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Next, the radiologist maps out where the veins are located and which ones need to be treated. The remainder of the appointment is like sclerotherapy, in which a solution is injected into the targeted veins to dissolve them safely.
How Does This Treatment Work?
After one of our specialists determines the exact locations of your varicose veins with ultrasound, Polidocanol solution will be mixed with air to create foam (foam bubbles stick to the varicose vein longer to irritate the vein better to scar it shut). Over time, the vein will seal completely, turn to scar tissue and essentially disappear. This treatment is very effective for treating varicose veins.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
The number of treatments needed varies depending on the extent of vein damage. For most veins (both small and large), three to five sessions is typically effective. Fortunately, the sessions are very short in duration, and there is no downtime. All ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy procedures are done on an outpatient basis.
Is Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Safe?
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is a safe, procedure and performed frequently.
Will There Be Any Downtime?
Most people are able to and encouraged to resume daily activity immediately following the appointment. At your consultation, we will determine if there is any pre or post care that you must consider. You may need to wear a compression wrap or compression stockings following the procedure.
What Are The Results?
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is very effective at treating varicose veins, resulting in improved circulation and appearance of the treated area.
Am I A Candidate For Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy?
Candidates for ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy will have large veins that are not visible through the skin. These veins may also be “complicated,” that is, twisted enough so that less invasive treatments will not be effective. Our specialists will assess your varicose veins with an ultrasound exam to determine if ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is the appropriate treatment for you.
How Much Does Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Treatment Cost?
There is no one cost for ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for vein treatment, as the cost varies depending upon the type of therapy specified in your treatment plan. We will always ensure that you know the cost upfront and will work with you to determine a plan that is both affordable and effective. We offer financing options such as deposits on accounts prior to treatment, CareCredit® and we accept credit cards (Master and Visa).
While cosmetic improvement is often a factor in using ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins and venous ulcers, Vein and Body Specialists understands that relief from pain is often the primary concern for patients in and around Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio. Our board-certified radiologists use cutting-edge diagnostic techniques to choose the best non-surgical or minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of venous disorders to ensure that both aesthetic concerns and painful symptoms are addressed simultaneously, effectively and safely. Contact us today for a consultation!