Sclerotherapy in Portland, ME
Treat your unwanted spider veins with minimally invasive treatments like sclerotherapy. Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are dedicated to giving you the quality care you deserve, so you can go back to living your healthiest and happiest life. We are proud to offer sclerotherapy to men and women in Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy has been successfully used since the 1930s and continues to be the gold standard in treating spider veins. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injections of an FDA-approved sclerosing agent called Sotradecol directly into affected veins. This causes the vessels to seal shut and fade from view, ridding your skin of spider veins altogether. Dr. Abrahamsen and his skilled team members also use ultrasound-assisted sclerotherapy to treat larger underlying veins that may cause spider veins to appear in the future.
How Much does Sclerotherapy Cost?
The cost of your sclerotherapy treatment is going to vary depending on your current health insurance plan and the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of your sclerotherapy treatment, we encourage you to come into our office for a private consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen and his skilled team.
What Can I Expect During my Sclerotherapy Treatment?
Each of our sclerotherapy treatments is performed by Dr. Abrahamsen in our comfortable, inviting facility. Each sclerotherapy treatment will involve a series of small injections with a fine needle being made into the affected veins in your treatment area. Dr. Abrahamsen may use ultrasound technology to target deeper veins for preventative treatment. The entire treatment process may only take between 15 minutes and an hour depending on the extent of your treatment.
What Can I Expect After my Sclerotherapy Treatment?
Because sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment, there is no formal downtime or recovery period associated with each treatment session. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities, including work, immediately following their sclerotherapy treatment session. Dr. Abrahamsen may ask that you wear compression socks and avoid direct sunlight for about two days following treatment. Patients typically see and feel a difference in their spider veins just a few short weeks following treatment.
Is Sclerotherapy Right for Me?
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, minimally invasive treatment to relieve your body of the discomfort caused by spider veins, sclerotherapy at the Advanced Vein Center may be right for you. The best way to find out if sclerotherapy is right for you is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, assess your condition, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate wellness goals.
Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for your vein disorder. Located in the heart of Portland, we are happy to offer our services to men and women in Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen today.