In most cases, Decatur Vein Clinic uses Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (USGS) in order to ensure our patients have the lowest chance possible of their varicose veins returning.
While our EVLT (laser treatment) is used to shut down larger malfunctioning veins, USGS is used after the laser treatment to shut down any smaller, nearby veins that are malfunctioning and may cause recurrence.
Decatur Vein Clinic also uses USGS in conjunction with EVLT in order to treat and heal Venous Stasis Ulcers. Venous ulcers heal when blood reroutes to healthier vessels and there is no longer a pooling of blood from the varicose veins.
USGS is performed by our board-certified health care providers (either our physician or nurse practitioner). The provider uses ultrasound imaging to guide injections of a liquid or “foamed” sclerosant. The medication destroys the lining of the malfunctioning vein and seals it shut.