Treatment with Sclerotherapy
Most sclerotherapy of large veins is performed under ultrasound guidance. With ultrasound, we have the ability to confirm the precise location that the medication is injected as well as its distribution throughout the treated vein. At the Northeast Wisconsin Vein Center, we use a foamed medication, which has been proven to result in better long-term closure of the veins, to require less medication and to improve visualization during the procedure.
Within 4-6 weeks after your veins have been treated, it is recommended that you come back in for two follow-up appointments with a member of our team in order to examine the treated legs. These appointments are the final step in your journey toward healthier legs and a better quality of life.
What Happens After the Procedure?
What Are the Side Effects of Treatment?
Will I Ever Need A Repeat Sclerotherapy Session to Treat My Veins?
Most of our patients only need a single session of sclerotherapy to achieve the desired results. However, certain veins may need 2 or 3 separate treatments to ensure complete and durable closure. We are also limited by the amount of medication we can administer into the veins at one time, making additional sessions of sclerotherapy sometimes necessary. Our goal at the Northeast Wisconsin Vein Center is to minimize the number of treatments necessary to produce excellent medical and cosmetic results.