Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS)
UGS is often used to treat veins that are too small or too twisted to treat with a laser, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy uses ultrasound technology to guide injections of a solution that seals the vein at the source of the problem. This treatment is also commonly used in patients who have had surgical vein stripping or other endovenous treatments and have residual pieces of leaking vein. It is a highly effective alternative when laser treatment is too superficial to target the vein.
The injection uses either a liquid or a foam solution that irritates the vein wall, causing it to collapse and seal. The vein that is injected with the solution is eventually absorbed into your body. Our institute only uses FDA-approved pharmacological solutions for this treatment. With no anesthesia needed and no downtime after your treatment, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is a highly effective vein disease treatment and a valuable tool in fighting vein disease. This procedure is a great aid in preventing recurrence.