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Make Getting Rid of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins a New Year Resolution

Start the year right by getting rid of unsightly spider veins and varicose veins with sclerotherapy at Knott Street Dermatology. Our Portland, Oregon clinic offers this simple procedure that can improve the appearance of the veins as well as relieve the pain or discomfort caused by the condition. 

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins can be created by obesity, genetics, hormonal changes, blood clots, as well as prescription drugs and certain medical conditions.

The typically purple, blue, or red spider veins can be easily seen underneath the skin while branching out on the face and body. Knott Street Dermatology offers sclerotherapy to minimize or remove visible spider veins on the face or body.

How Sclerotherapy Works

Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical injectable procedure without requiring recovery time, it may give you a more even skin tone that’s worth showing off. Sclerotherapy also relieves the pain and discomfort caused by broken capillaries. It is a low-risk procedure and comes with almost no complications or side effects.

During the procedure, a chemical solution is injected directly into the affected blood vessel causing irritation of the lining, which in turn causes the vessel to swell and coagulate. Over time, the coagulated vessel is reabsorbed by the body and disappears. Sclerotherapy is a well-proven procedure that has been performed since the 1930s.

Get rid of those varicose and spider veins! Make an appointment at Knott Street Dermatology to get more information about minimally invasive sclerotherapy, plus other skin treatments.

Benefits of Sclerotherapy Treatment  in Portland, Oregon 

Knott Street Dermatology in Portland, Oregon offers sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins and spider veins. The process involves injecting solution into the vessels to irritate the linings, causing it to collapse, which in turn leads to clotting, turning the affected site into scar tissue that is then absorbed by the body.

It can also improve symptoms such as aching, swelling or leg cramps. Other benefits of sclerotherapy include:

Highly Effective Results

Research shows that 50-80% of treated veins disappear in a single treatment, so patients will get their desired outcomes. They will leave the clinic with legs that will be smooth and unblemished.

Pain Relief

The sclerotherapy process also addresses the underlying conditions causing varicose or spider veins in the first place, which causes pain and discomfort as well as swelling, burning and night cramps. Due to sclerotherapy, patients will be relieved of the discomfort.

The Procedure is Simple

The treatment takes less than an hour. After treatment, patients are encouraged to walk to prevent the formation of blood clots. They should also avoid strenuous activities for up to two weeks postoperatively and avoid excessive sun exposure.


Looking for spider vein and varicose vein treatment in Portland, Oregon? Contact us to schedule a consultation. Knott Street Dermatology in Portland also tends to patients from nearby Lake Oswego, West Linn, Beaverton and Clackamas.