Before having any vein treatment, it is vital you have a duplex ultrasound scan, this allows the specialist to build up a picture of the veins, how they are connected and so to diagnose the underlying problem.
Many specialists have likened the scan to a map. Now in the same way, you wouldn’t start a journey without a map, so too you wouldn’t go out on a journey and leave the map behind. So it is important the treatment itself is guided by ultrasound as the treatment is actually being performed. That is the second scan and it ensures that before you leave the treatment room the correct veins have in fact been treated.
At your follow up, a third scan is performed to ensure that the healing process is progressing well. That’s a bit like checking the map once you have reached your destination. So, in fact, 3 scans are needed- one before, one during and one after. In addition at my clinic, I like to see patients 6 weeks and six months after treatment. So for my patients at least 4 scans are offered as part of their comprehensive treatment programme.
Contact me today for a confidential chat
If you’re worried about your veins and would like a confidential chat please do get in touch. I am happy to offer simple advice by telephone or email for free and without obligation.
The VeinCare Centre also offers a screening assessment with our vascular technologist. For £25 you can have a scan with Wendy Parsons. She is not a doctor and so she could not give you medical advice but she can check your deep veins and your varicose veins and give you an idea of how bad they are and whether laser might be suitable for you. If you would like to have an appointment with Wendy please call 01935 873 951