Is surgery your only option for varicose veins?

Surgery for Varicose Veins form Vascular Specialists in Portland

By middle age, nearly everyone has some type of problematic veins – spider, reticular, or varicose. You may mistakenly believe that surgery is the only treatment available. However, with modern technologies and time tested minimally invasive treatments, most veins can be resolved without surgery.

Understanding veins

The average adult body contains about 100,000 miles of arteries, blood vessels, capillaries, and veins. Some bring freshly oxygenated blood to organs, while others return deoxygenated blood from extremities to the heart. One-way valves in veins keep blood flowing the correct direction. As we age, vein walls weaken, causing these valves to malfunction. Blood may backflow and pool, causing veins to enlarge.

Types of abnormal veins:

  • Spider veins are a fine meshwork of visible red, purple, and brown capillaries near the surface of the skin. They are generally not raised or painful, but are a cosmetic issue. Spider veins are common on legs, and may develop on the face as well.
  • Reticular veins are blue or purple, and a bit larger. Known as “feeder veins,” they are usually found on the ankles, legs, and backs of thighs.
  • Varicose veins are large, twisting, ropey veins that often cause discomfort. Untreated varicose veins can lead to a serious condition called chronic venous insufficiency.

Non-surgical treatment options

Dr. Adam Maddox offers several non-surgical and non- or minimally-invasive vein treatment options at Thrive. In many cases, superficial veins can be successfully resolved with laser therapy. Light energy targets pigmentation in spider veins, destroying them without harm to surrounding tissues.

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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!

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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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