The Vein Clinic at PWC offers comprehensive treatment for painful and unsightly veins. In addition to our advanced laser treatments, we often treat both varicose and spider veins with sclerotherapy in our Portland clinic. This proven treatment has been in use for decades and enhanced over the years to make it safer and more comfortable. Both women and men choose Drs. Rosenfield and Fogelson and their knowledgeable team for increased comfort and beautiful cosmetic results.
For vein treatment by specialists in Portland, visit the Vein Clinic at PWC. Ask a question, book online, or call our office at (503) 771-1883. We serve women and men from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Northern California and Alaska.
What to Expect
Sclerotherapy is performed as a simple office procedure. Multiple injections of a mild sclerosing solution are made directly into the veins with a fine needle. The solution irritates the walls of the veins causing them to stick together, collapse, and eventually be absorbed by the body. After the injections, compression hose are worn continuously for the first 24 hours, then daily for 2 weeks. The procedure is practically painless and requires about 30 minutes to complete.
At the Vein Clinic at PWC, we often combine laser-assisted spider vein treatment with sclerotherapy in a technique known as the "double-injury method." This technique yields more complete resolution of spider veins and a rapid, beautiful result.
There is no downtime needed after sclerotherapy, so you can return to your normal activities right after your treatment. You will be given specific post-treatment instructions, which may include:
- Walking every day
- Wearing compression stockings
- Elevating your legs
- Avoiding exposure to the sun
Bruising and hyperpigmentation may occur after sclerotherapy. Bruising typically disappears within 1 to 2 weeks. While the hyperpigmentation usually fades, it can persist for several months. Most patients require multiple treatments for complete results. We often see patients for touch-up treatments once or twice a year as new veins appear.