Foam or Liquid Sclerotherapy
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy UGS or (Echo-Sclerotherapy) is an in-office treatment alternative to surgical stripping. Based on the clinical judgment of the physician, sclerotherapy is performed utilizing either a liquid or “foamed” sclerosant, while the vein is monitored via ultrasound. This enables the treatment of veins that are not visible because they are below the surface of the skin, and would otherwise require surgical removal. Ultrasound is utilized to guide a needle into the abnormal vein, which delivers medication that obliterates the lining of the blood vessel, thus causing it to collapse and seal shut.
Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is primarily used to treat large veins beneath the surface of the skin.