Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Treats Varicosities You Can’t See

At Athens Vein & Aesthetics we offer Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) to treat patients with advanced varicose veins that remain hidden beneath the skin.

During this highly specialized treatment, Dr. Malone uses Color Duplex Venous Ultrasound to guide a small needle into the vein. A foaming medication is then injected to permanently seal the vein.

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Dr. Chris Malone

“When treated with Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy clinical results have shown patients to have a high vein closure rate five years post treatment with overall improved vein health.”

Quicker Recovery, Precise Results

The guided ultrasound allows Dr. Malone to fully map the lower leg veins and to monitor the effects of the foaming medication in damaged veins in real time.

During the procedure, several injections may be made along the vein to ensure complete closure and rerouting of circulation to healthy veins. Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is performed in our office.

The Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy procedure usually takes approximately 45-60 minutes.

Typically, you should be able to resume normal activities within a few days after the treatment. Most of our patients report a significant improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

We offer the Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide System for Pain and Anxiety Relief

Athens Vein & Aesthetics is one of the few practices in the area offering this combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide which is effective enough to ease your pain and anxiety without medication

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“The office staff was professional and everything was scheduled quickly and efficiently. The billing staff handled everything concerning my insurance very well. I would recommend Dr. Malone and his staff to anyone and have recommended them to family”.

Jarrod R.

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"I came to Dr. Malone's office to find relief from pain in my legs and had a great experience here. The staff was friendly, efficient and helpful and Dr. Malone took a lot of time to speak with me and answer questions. I highly recommend this practice!"

Daniella A.

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From begining to end everyone was so polite and professional. It seemed as if everyone loved their job. Dr. Chris Malone was patient in explaining everything to me regarding vein disease and treatment options.

Rene W.

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"I called Athens Vein to get a second opinion after I was unsure about the procedure another place was going to do. They answered my questions and I scheduled an appointment. I had the varicose vein ablation procedure done today and everything went very smooth and easy. The staff are very patient and answered all of my questions."

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What to Expect Following UGS


Following the procedure, you’ll be fitted with a compression stocking. 


Most patients resume normal activity within 24 hours.


You’ll return for an ultrasound to confirm that it has been effective.

Is UGS Right For You?

Just like with any medical procedure, there are associated risks and complications with UGS. Our vein specialists use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to determine your eligibility for the procedure. Once we have a full assessment, we review your medical history to rule out other conditions that could present any risks. 

We’ll also make sure you’re fully informed regarding the potential complications associated with the UGS procedure.

During your initial appointment, our providers will help you determine if a UGS procedure is the right option to correct your advanced varicose veins.

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Meet Your Care Team

There are other vein clinics, but few are like
Athens Vein & Aesthetics.

Every member of the staff at Athens Vein & Aesthetics wants you to be healthy, happy, confident, and ultimately delighted with your results and appearance.


Chris E. Malone



Meredith Barrett

Medical Assistant / Marketing Coordinator


Kelley Gamboa



Daniela Linares

Front Desk Coordinator


Penny Malone

Practice Administrator


Andrew Murphy

Assistant Practice Administrator


Edwina Taylor



Tabatha Thomson

Clerical Manager


Whitney Weaver

Clinical Manager/RN, BSN

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