Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins.
It involves an injection of a solution, such as Asclera, directly into the vein irritating the interior walls of the vein, causing them to constrict and close.
This prevents the flow of blood through the affected vein and can effectively eliminate the swelling, bulging, discomfort and discoloration, which may be caused by small varicose veins or spider veins.
Asclera Injections is an FDA-approved prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called Sclerotherapy and is administered by a healthcare provider to treat two types of veins:
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins.
The treatment involves the injection of a solution into the affected veins.
Asclera is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the veins. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of the blood vessels. This causes blood platelets 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.
A typical sclerotherapy session lasts 15 to 45 minutes. One injection is usually administered per inch with multiple injections per session.
Your healthcare provider may recommend that you wear compression stockings following the treatment.
For two to three days following the treatment, avoid ( if you are uncertain, please ask your healthcare provider):
You should tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, including:
YES, they may include:
Asclera is not recommended for use in children younger than 18 years of age.