Asclera® Vein Treatment
What is it?
Asclera® is a prescription medication used during sclerotherapy procedures. Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive technique for treating spider and reticular veins through a simple injection process. This treatment can be used to eliminate uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated small varicose veins, improving the look and feel of the patient’s skin. Eighty-seven percent of the individuals that undergo this procedure report being very satisfied or satisfied with their results.
What are the benefits?
During a sclerotherapy procedure, Asclera® is injected into the problem vein. Once inside the vein, the solution begins to damage the cells lining the blood vessel. The blood platelets and cellular material there begin to clump together and attach themselves to the lining of the vessel, blocking it entirely. After enough time, the blood vessel clots and is replaced by the body’s own tissue.
What to expect?
Each treatment takes between 15-45 minutes to complete depending on the number of veins being treated and the severity of each. Once the session is over, patients are required to wear compression stocking or support hose for 2-3 weeks. While some people are able to eliminate their spider or varicose veins after one treatment, others require multiple injection sessions. These must be spaced 1-2 weeks apart.