What is Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy?

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is a treatment used for varicose veins underneath the skin’s surface via sclerotherapy injections using real-time ultrasound imaging (or ultrasound guidance). The purpose of these injections is to damage the vein walls. This will cause the blood to clot within the treated veins, ultimately stimulating the body to break down the damaged veins.

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is often used on patients with varicose veins, accompanied by one or multiple non-healing wounds (also known as venous ulcers). After receiving the injection(s), compression will be applied to the treated leg(s) using multi-layered compression bandages, a prescription-strength gradient compression stocking or a compression garment.