SCLEROTHERAPY IN PORTLAND, OREGON
Sclerotherapy is a simple non-surgical procedure performed by Dr. Grishkevich to “erase” spider veins, which are small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins. During the Sclerotherapy procedure the veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes the vein to close off and fade from view.
Spider veins are commonly found on the calves, thighs and ankles. They can be especially noticeable and unsightly when you are wearing shorts, dresses, skirts, or a bathing suit.
During your Sclerotherapy consultation with Dr. Grishkevich, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about this non-surgical procedure. It typically takes 3-5 treatments per region to achieve optimum results.
SCLEROTHERAPY - WHAT TO EXPECT
Sclerotherapy is an out-patient procedure. Each procedure typically takes approximately 30-60 minutes.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a pharmaceutical called a sclerosant. The sclerosant causes the veins to collapse so blood no longer fills them. The body will absorb the closed veins and reroute your blood to healthy veins within a few weeks.
After a Sclerotherapy procedure you will wear compression stockings to compress the treated vessels for one week after treatment to keep blood out of the treated veins.
Dr. Grishkevich recommends that you avoid strenuous activities the evening after the procedure, but you will have no additional restrictions after that. You should avoid hot baths, whirlpools, saunas, hot compresses, and direct exposure to sunlight for 48 hours after treatment.
Common side effects can include itching for 1 to 2 days after the procedure. The injection site may become raised and red, with some bruising, but should disappear in a few days. Dr. Grishkevich will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.
- Mild itching
- Hyperpigmentation, a light brown discoloration of the skin along the vein in the injection area. It will fade in a few weeks, but could take a year to disappear entirely.
- New, fine spider veins may occur. If untreated, they may disappear within a year or can be treated with sclerotherapy.
- Temporary tenderness or bruising at the injection site.
- Ulceration at the injection site, which usually heals within six weeks, and may result in a small scar.
- Allergic reaction. Be sure to tell us about all allergies.
- You can choose to forego treatment. Spider veins may progress and new ones may form.
- Endovenous laser ablation (ELA) is an alternative to surgical stripping. Please talk with Dr. Grishkevich to discuss your options.
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