Sclerotherapy is injection of a medical solution into the varicose vein. This procedure can be done for spider veins, called visual sclerotherapy, or can be used to treat the larger veins, in which we use ultrasound guidance. With ultrasound guidance, the ultrasound helps us identify the varicose vein under the skin and track the location of the sclerotherapy foam to the target vessels for treatment. The sclerotherapy agent irritates the inner lining of the vein which causes the vein to shrivel up and fade away over time.
At Inovia® Vein Specialty Centers, we offer the latest techniques in treatment of varicose veins. Our doctors are trained to perform these procedures in the office under local anesthesia. The procedures generally take between 30 – 60 minutes. Patients will return to work the day after the procedure and can return to regular activity including exercise 2 – 3 days after the procedure. All of our surgeons at Inovia® stay current on the most up to date techniques, so we can offer our patients the latest technologies for treating varicose veins.
We perform sclerotherapy at our Inovia® Vein Specialty Centers. We are currently scheduling patients in our clinic at The Center next to St. Charles Medical Center (which serves Oregon patients from Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Madras, La Pine, Baker City, Burns, and John Day) and scheduling patients for our clinic at the Bridgeport Village Center in Tigard, Oregon (for Oregon patients from Portland, Tigard, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Sherwood, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Clackamas, Sunnyside, and Milwaukie).