Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins
The same ultrasound technology that has been used to detect pregnancy and track fetal development is now being used to treat leg vein problems with tremendous results. Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is a revolutionary procedure that eliminates the need for surgery in 99% of Dr. Hunt’s patients. The Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay is one of the first clinics in the country to proudly offer this type of out-patient treatment. Over 75,000 varicose vein treatments have been performed over the past twenty years.
Using the ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, Dr. Hunt is able to diagnose and treat malfunctioning veins. During treatment, Dr. Hunt scans each patient’s legs to determine the location, size, and functionality of the veins, helping him locate and identify problematic veins. Once identified, the ultrasounds helps guide the sclerotherapy injections aimed at closing the veins. The procedure takes about fifteen minutes and is repeated over several weeks until all the problem veins have been treated. The result is healthier legs that look and feel good.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy Recovery
Patients receiving sclerotherapy to treat leg vein problems at the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay are encouraged to continue their normal activities, in particular their exercise regimen, as circulation helps promote recovery. Many patients often report playing tennis, walking several miles, and an immediate return to work directly after the treatment. Several check-ups are scheduled during the recovery period to ensure the veins have not re-opened.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hunt, contact the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay.