Sclerotherapy offers patients with painful and unpleasant varicose and spider veins a successful and minimally invasive treatment option.
FDA approved Asclera ® is a safe and effective solution which can be done in the office in as little as 15 minutes. Unlike the old-fashioned, painful saline solutions of yesterday, Asclera is relatively painless and well tolerated by most people. Sclerotherapy treatments are preferred even over laser surgery for the removal of leg veins, including varicose veins and spider veins.
Several veins can be treated per visit. After treatment, there may be some transient bruising and/or discoloration. Compression stockings are recommended for a 5-7 day period post procedure to ensure optimal long-term results. Approximately 25% of the veins injected will require additional treatments which can be done at four-week intervals. Very tiny and/or resistant veins as well as veins around the ankles are usually amenable to YAG laser treatment.