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An estimated one in three adults have varicose veins, and many more have spider veins – a “roadmap” of red, brown, purple, and blue lines traversing their legs. For more than a decade, Thrive has been the sclerotherapy clinic in Portland that patients trust for effective treatment of spider and varicose veins.

Sclerotherapy basics

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment for spider and lesser varicose veins (up to 15 millimeters in diameter). A sclerosing agent is injected into a problematic vein. The solution triggers scarring inside the vein, causing the treated segment to dry up and shrink. Over time it is absorbed by the body. Meanwhile, blood continues to flow through healthy veins.

Benefits of sclerotherapy


  • It is effective. Studies indicate that 50 to 80 percent of treated veins are eliminated.
  • A sclerosing session generally takes less than an hour, depending on the number of veins treated.
  • No anesthetic, incisions, or sutures are required.
  • Sclerotherapy is performed on an out-patient basis; there is no hospital stay.
  • There is little discomfort. The solution is injected with a fine needle. Some patients experience mild burning or cramping (more common when larger veins are treated), but it passes quickly.
  • There is essentially no downtime. You may drive home from your appointment, and resume regular physical activities. Walking is encouraged.
  • Restrictions are minimal. The Thrive team provides post-procedure instructions to ensure your comfort and optimal results, but limitation are few. Basically, take cooler baths and showers and avoid direct exposure to the sun for 48 hours.
  • Allergic reaction or serious side effects are rare.
  • Sclerotherapy is an affordable alternative to vascular surgery.

Dr. Adam Maddox is a Board-certified physician with background in naturopathic medicine. The Thrive team shares his deep commitment to bringing effective anti-aging solutions for hair, skin, and body, to patients in the Portland area. Call (503) 928-6505 to experience personal attention and excellence in rejuvenation.

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I was so pleased with my experience at Thrive Aesthetics. They really take their time with you and help you to understand the process and what you can expect. When you actually have your treatment done, they are very thoughtful and make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Dr. Maddox gives the best injections! I seriously didn’t feel much at all, a true bonus!

I felt really good about choosing them and am already planning for my next treatment, and am going to send business their way!

Thanks to everyone there! You guys are a great team and I really enjoyed my experience.

Dr. Adam Maddox - Medical Director

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A graduate from Northern Arizona University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Adam Maddox is a very established professional in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine with a special interest in Botox, Restylane and Testosterone Replacement therapy for men to name a few.

As a board-certified physician, he has a passion to help people with their health especially as they get older. Dr. Maddox believes in maintaining a strong sense of empathy in order to better serve his patients whilst ensuring his care is personalized. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Maddox uses his time to train other medical professionals on various effective medical techniques used in the anti-ageing medical sphere such as injectable techniques. He is also the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

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