Silver Falls Dermatology
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Unsightly veins, often greeted with as much joy as wrinkles, bring both cosmetic and physical problems. Genetics, hormones and trauma contribute to their appearance, but there are steps you can take to minimize their occurence and lessen discomfort.
Elegant new technologies have almost completely replaced conventional vein stripping and the need for large incisions. Our improved treatments require no incisions and rapid return to normal activities.
Treatment times are brief; most procedures require between 10-45 minutes. All of our surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
Vein treatments are performed at our Salem location by Rick Pittman, MD, board certified in venous and lymphatic medicine.
Rick D. Pittman, MD
Salem Vein & Aesthetics Center uses state-of-the-art medical technology for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Over 2,000 catheter-based procedures have been performed here, and we can proudly state that we were the very first clinic in Oregon to offer catheter based thermal ablation in the treatment of venous disease.
In 1991, Dr. Pittman moved to the Willamette Valley and founded the “Salem Vein Clinic”, which was the first Vein clinic in Oregon specializing in the treatment of patients with vein problems. He was the first physician in the Willamette Valley to begin using therapeutic injections (Sclerotherapy) for the treatment of spider and reticular veins and has perfected the minimally invasive treatment with the VNUS® Closure Catheter. To date, Dr. Pittman has performed over 20,000 procedures related to vein treatment.
Dr. Pittman is one of a very small handful of Physicians who are BOARD CERTIFIED IN VEIN DISEASE (The American Board of Phlebology). Dr. Pittman was the first person to perform VNUS® closure in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. After almost 10 years of performing this procedure, he has accumulated 2000+ procedures of experience.
Dr. Pittman has been a member of the American College of Phlebology (the study of vein disease) since 1991, and he has been a leader in the minimally invasive treatment ofvenous disease since that time.
In 2010, we changed our name to Salem Vein & Aesthetics Center, to reflect the natural progression and combination of vein treatment with facial aesthetics.