Trust your vascular specialists in Portland for varicose and spider vein treatments
In the body are miles of vessels and veins that transport blood from the heart and back again. In many cases, veins become visible due to a problem in the transport of blood. As blood pools, vessels may become dark and swollen. Sometimes, they even become uncomfortable. Varicose veins and spider veins differ in their appearance and in the severity of symptoms, but each type of dysfunctional vein can present problems that cause you to want them gone fast. The vascular specialists at Thrive in Portland can provide sclerotherapy for the reduction of visible veins.
Sclerotherapy, what to expect
A proven non-surgical vein treatment, sclerotherapy takes place in a short office visit that usually lasts only about thirty minutes. After the procedure, patients are able to resume their normal activities. They may be advised to wear compression stockings for a short time if the treatment area or the size of individual veins are large.
Sclerotherapy involves injections of a medicated formulation that contains both lidocaine and a sclerosing substance. The active agent in this liquid solution causes swelling inside the treated veins. As they close up and blood travels through healthy veins nearby, their visibility gradually decreases until they are no longer seen.
Sclerotherapy differs from vein stripping surgery in that it is not intended to immediately remove affected veins, but to cause their natural destruction with a mild irritant. The lighter and smaller the veins, the faster they disappear. Larger veins may require subsequent treatments in order to fully close and fade away.
Safety and efficiency are given priority
At Thrive, we understand the need for comfort, safety, and efficiency. Varicose veins, in particular, can be quite uncomfortable. The sooner they can be eliminated, the better. Spider veins, though not a medical concern, can be so visible that they cause a great deal of emotional discomfort. Neither type of vein is functioning properly, so removal makes sense. Sclerotherapy has a long record of success. Eliminating dysfunctional veins can have a positive effect on circulation.
Don’t waste another day on unattractive or uncomfortable veins. Call Thrive to explore your treatment options.