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, professionals recommend a longer compression treatment with compression bandages or a gradient compression stocking of a higher compression class. 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 sclerotherapy medicine that treats 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?
Clinicians inject Asclera, a sclerosing agent, into veins, which damages the inside lining of veins. Clotting and fibrosis follow within the treated vein, which lead to the vein ceasing to function. This procedure is easy and safe for anyone with uncomplicated spider veins. An overwhelming majority of patients (87%) are satisfied with Asclera treatment.*