Asclera® Spider Vein Treatment

Asclera Spider Vein TreatmentAsclera®(polidocanol) Injection is an alcohol that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy (spider vein treatment) to remove unwanted veins on your legs.  Asclera is injected into the vein by a trained nurse or physician and effectively 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 vein

Spider Vein Treatment (Sclerotherapy):

Enhancing your appearance with spider vein treatment

If you avoid showing your legs because of those small clusters of red, blue or purple veins, you are not alone. It’s estimated that at least half of all women are bothered by this common problem.

If you would like to eliminate your spider veins and improve your appearance, Asclera® can help. This very effective, safe and relatively painless treatment is available for eradicating spider veins.

In some women, spider veins become noticeable in their early 20s. They are often more noticeable during and following pregnancy.  For others, the veins may not become obvious until they reach their 40s. Men get spider veins, too. However, usually they are concealed by hair growth on the leg.

Spider and reticular veins can be caused by many factors.

  • Heredity. Having a family member with prominent veins may increase the risk of your developing them. Approximately half of the people who get varicose veins have a family history of them.
  • Age. The normal wear and tear of aging may cause valves in the veins to weaken and become incompetent.
  • Gender. Women are two to three times more likely to develop varicose veins than men. Up to half of American women have varicose veins. Changes in hormones due to puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or taking birth control pills may increase a woman’s risk of developing varicose veins.
  • Pregnancy. During pregnancy, the growth of the fetus increases the pressure on the veins in the legs. Varicose veins that occur during pregnancy usually improve within 3 to 12 months following delivery, however they often do not completely resolve.
  • Overweight and obesity. Having extra weight on the body can put additional pressure on the veins.
  • Prolonged standing or sitting. This is particularly true with legs bent or crossed. When standing or sitting with legs bent or crossed, the veins have to work harder to pump the blood up to the heart.

Other possible causes for varicose veins are race, posture, occupation, hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, primary valvular incompetence, and incompetent perforating veins.