Serving the greater Miami area in Southern Florida, Miami Vein Center is led by board certified vascular surgeon Dr. Jose Almeida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy.
While conventional Sclerotherapy involves directly injecting affected veins with medical solution, in some cases varicose veins are either too deep or too large to treat with this method alone. Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy utilizes advanced ultrasound technology to accurately detect underlying veins that put pressure on other, more visible veins.
Once the affected vein has been detected, Dr. Almeida can monitor the safe and effective injection of the medical solution. This damages the walls of the vein, causing them to stick together and clot. The blood flow is redirected, and over time the treated vein is removed naturally by the body.
A liquid solution is often used, but in some cases the solution may be turned into foam in order to cover more surface area inside of the vein. Depending on the severity of the vein, multiple injections may be necessary in order to achieve desired results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy?
During your consultation with Dr. Almeida, factors such as your general health, medical and family history, and individual condition will be evaluated to determine if ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy is right for you. Prior to treatment, your vascular condition will be thoroughly evaluated to ensure that there are no underlying medical concerns that need to be addressed.
Is There Any Recovery Time?
Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that is clinically proven to alleviate symptoms with minimal recovery time. Any residual discomfort is usually controlled with pain medication, and most patients return to normal activities within a week or so.
Sclerotherapy is a gradual process, with most veins being completely removed after several weeks. Although these varicose veins are removed permanently, there is still a chance that they will recur in the future.
Contact Miami Vein Center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Almeida and find out if you are a candidate for ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy.