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Reliable results with sclerotherapy treatment for leg veins

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Most medical practices now use lasers in some way. This technology has been a game changing advance in healthcare. However, there are situations when a conventional alternative has advantages. Sclerotherapy treatment for spider and varicose leg veins is a good example.

Sclerotherapy basics

Sclerotherapy involves the controlled introduction of an irritant into a superficial vein, using a very fine needle. The sclerosant causes the vein to collapse and dry up. It is then harmlessly absorbed by the body.

Advantages of sclerotherapy

  • Sclerotherapy is appropriate for treatment of veins on hands, as well as legs.
  • It can be used as an adjunct to other vein treatments, for full resolution.
  • Medium-sized varicose veins can be treated successfully with a foaming sclerosant.
  • Treatment has been proven safe and effective over more than 150 years.
  • There is low risk of skin discoloration, even in patients with darker complexions (compared to laser treatment).
  • Sclerotherapy is well-tolerated.
  • Depending on the number of veins addressed, a sclerotherapy session lasts an hour or less.
  • Side effects (burning, itching, discomfort, or bruising at injection sites) are typically mild and resolve quickly.
  • Sclerotherapy is generally more economical than laser therapy.

Go ahead – plan on wearing tennis skirt on the court, or staying comfortable in shorts on the golf course. Just call Thrive first, to schedule sclerotherapy. The number is (503) 928-6505

 

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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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