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Asclera: Quick Facts, Just in Time for Summer Dresses and Shorts

Last updated 6 years ago

Sclerotherapy is a common medical treatment that is considered one of the most effective methods of treating spider and varicose veins. To perform the procedure, the vein doctor injects a small amount of a substance known as a sclerosant into the affected vein with a tiny needle.  The sclerosant irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and close.  Eventually, the varicosity is absorbed by the body and circulation is diverted through healthier channels. 

Asclera® is a prescription medication that is commonly used as a sclerosant for patients with uncomplicated spider veins and reticular veins. Reticular veins, also called feeder veins, are small blue-green varicosities that appear just beneath the skin’s surface. If you are currently burdened with irritating spider veins or reticular veins, read on to learn more about Asclera® and how it works.

Upon being injected into an abnormal vein, the Asclera® sclerosant solution damages the inner lining of cells within the blood vessel. Whenever tissues in the body are damaged, platelets attach to the tear and work to heal the area. Over a period of time, platelets and other cellular debris pile into the varicose vein, clogging it and preventing blood flow. The vein is then progressively healed and replaced with tissue.  Blood is diverted through competent, stronger veins, improving the health and circulation of the legs.

  • When asked about their Asclera® treatment, an average of 86 percent of patients were satisfied with their results.
  • Each Asclera® session takes approximately 30 minutes, making it a simple and easy way to achieve healthy circulation and beautiful legs.
  • Depending on your unique needs and the severity of the affected veins, your phlebologist may recommend that you wear compression stockings after each session.

Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan is proud to offer Asclera® therapy as an option for our patients. You can learn more about this and other types of sclerotherapy by visiting our website or calling our friendly staff at (212) 204-6501. 


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