Sclerotherapy

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed by a healthcare provider to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution (sclerosing agent) into the affected veins. It is well-proven and has been in use since 1939. A typical sclerotherapy session lasts 15 to 45 minutes. More than one injection may be necessary to clinically treat superficial veins 3 mm or less in diameter. Maintain compression for 2 to 3 days after treatment of spider veins and for 5 to 7 days for reticular veins. For extensive varicosities, longer compression treatment with compression bandages or a gradient compression stocking of a higher compression class is recommended. Post-treatment compression is necessary to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis.What is Asclera (polidocanol) Injection?  

​Asclera (A SKLER AH) is a prescription medicine used in sclerotherapy to treat two types of veins:

  • ​Uncomplicated spider veins (very small varicose veins ≤ 1 mm in diameter)
  • Uncomplicated small varicose veins (1 to 3 mm in diameter) known as reticular veins

How does Asclera work?  

​Asclera is a sclerosing agent injected into veins to damage the inside lining of veins. Such damage is followed by clotting and fibrosis within the treated vein and the treated vein ceases to function. On average, 87% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their Asclera treatment.*