Sansum Facial Plastic Surgery
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Spider Vein Removal – ASCLERA®

Asclera Injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy and is injected into the vein by one of our healthcare providers to treat small varicose and spider veins. A tiny needle is threaded into the blood vessel and a small amount of Asclera is injected. The injection flushes out the red blood cells temporarily, leading to an inflammatory reaction. The reaction causes sclerosis, which gradually leads to the disappearance of the vessel.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long is each Asclera® session?

We schedule a 30 minute session for sclerotherapy. We recommend 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. This will help minimize the number of treatment sessions.

When can I expect results?

The fading of the blood vessel can take a few weeks to a few months. Most areas will require 3 to 5 treatments to fade. The treated areas will often look worse before better.

What should I expect after being treated with Asclera®?

  • Following treatment compression stockings or support hose should be worn continuously for 2-3 days after the treatment for spider veins and 5-7 days for the reticular veins.
  • After treatment you will need to remain in our office for 30 minutes after your sclerotherapy injection is completed.
  • Walking 15-20 minutes immediately after treatment.
  • Walking daily for a few days, about 30 minutes at a time, is the best exercise and will help to avoid and prevent blood clots.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least two weeks.
David F. LaPatka, MD, FACS

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