sclerotherapy in los angeles

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Asclera (polidocanol) Injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy to remove uncomplicated veins on your legs.

It is administered by a healthcare provider to treat uncomplicated spider veins (very small varicose veins <= 1 mm in diameter) and uncomplicated reticular veins (small varicose veins 1 to 3 mm in diameter). Asclera has not been studied in varicose veins more than 3 mm in diameter.

Asclera (polidocanol) Injection is contraindicated for patients with known allergy (anaphylaxis) to polidocanol and patients with acute vein and blood clotting diseases.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure done by your healthcare provider to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. The treatment involves the injection of a solution into the affected veins.

spider veins and reticular varices

How does Asclera Work?

Asclera is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the inner wall of the vein, and eventually causing the vein to collapse on itself.

Over time, the damaged vein is replaced with tissue.

Individual results may vary, and many patients will require multiple injection sessions for complete treatment success.

Treatment Success

In a clinical trial:

  • 95% of patients, predominantly females, treated with Asclera, showed good or complete treatment success as rated by physicians.
  • Asclera results were statistically significant when compared to placebo (p<0.0001) for the primary efficacy criterion “improvement of veins”.

How long is each Asclera session?

A typical sclerotherapy session lasts 15 to 45 minutes. One injection is usually administered per inch with multiple injections per session.

Following treatment, compression stockings or support hose should be worn continuously for 2-3 days and for 2-3 weeks during the day time. Repeat treatment sessions may be necessary.

What should I avoid after receiving Asclera?

For two to three days following the treatment, avoid the following (if your uncertain, please ask your healthcare provider):

  • Heavy Exercise
  • Sunbathing
  • Hot Baths/Saunas
  • Long Plane Flights