Sclerotherapy offers an effective, non-surgical approach for the treatment of spider veins and some varicose veins. It is most commonly used on the legs and ankles and is performed using an FDA-cleared solution delivered via a series of micro-injections to eliminate unwanted vessels. We inject the affected area with a superfine needle that delivers a special sclerosing solution to shrink and collapse the lining of the vein walls. This reduces blood flow in these veins and will diminish the appearance of red and blue surface veins.
Cosmetic improvement is noted within a few weeks following treatment. Most cases require a series of sessions scheduled a few weeks apart. Sclerotherapy is suitable for all skin types, including darker-skinned patients and anyone looking for visible relief from spider veins. You can resume normal activities immediately following treatment. A consultation will allow us to determine whether sclerotherapy is the best treatment option for your problem area(s). Insurance will not cover the cost of cosmetic treatment or treatment of non-symptomatic spider veins.
What Is Asclera® (pronounced a skler ah)?
Asclera® (polidocanol) Injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy and is administered by a healthcare provider.
*Results at 26 weeks after last treatment
How Does Asclera® Work?
Asclera® is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of blood vessels. This causes blood platelets and cellular debris to attach to the lining of the vessels; eventually, cellular debris and platelets cause the blood vessel to clot. Over time, the clotted vein will be replaced with tissue.