This is considered the most effective treatment for removing unwanted and unsightly veins. From the small purple spider veins to the largest varicose veins, sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a solution is directed into the vein with minimal discomfort. The solution causes the vein to close and the body then naturally absorbs it. Patients can usually return to work the same day as treatment.
The procedure is performed in our clinic in sessions that last approximately 20 minutes. The number of sessions required will depend on the amount and the extent of vein present. Slight bruising and some discoloration may occur, but usually resolves within a few weeks.
Ultrasound Guided Foamed Sclerotherapy
This type of sclerotherapy uses the same injection techniques as regular sclerotherapy with the addition of the guidance of an ultrasound machine. This is used for treatment of deeper veins that cannot be seen on the surface of the skin.
VNUS ClosureTM (Endoluminal venous ablation-ELVA)
The newest techniques in treating varicose veins involve catheter directed therapies. A small catheter is used to heat the inside of the vein and allow the vein to collapse. The body then absorbs the vein, similar to that of sclerotherapy. These techniques eradicate varicose veins of the leg without incisions.
Catheter-based procedures are done with local anesthesia in our clinic. With each procedure, normal activities can usually be resumed the following day. The providers at Salem Vein & Aesthetics Center have performed over 1,000 catheter-based procedures and were the very first clinic in Oregon to offer VNUS closure.