Spider and varicose veins can be an immense source of both aesthetic and medical frustration. These stubborn features may distract from an otherwise attractive body or face, or even lead to painful ulcers or blood clots. Because these veins often don’t go away on their own, a procedure must be undergone to eliminate them for good. Asclera® is an excellent treatment option for spider and varicose veins that has brought countless patients effective results with no downtime.
At RidgeView Dermatology, we’re proud to connect our local community to a comprehensive, high-quality dermatology practice. Our range of care addresses dermatology problems at all stages of life, so you and every member of your family can get the services you need. Our Forest location, Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology, specializes in all of our aesthetic and cosmetic services. If you’d like more information about us or any of the services we offer, contact Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology today!
What is Asclera®?
Asclera® is a prescription medication used during sclerotherapy procedures. Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive technique for treating spider and reticular veins through a simple injection process. This treatment can be used to eliminate uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated small varicose veins, improving the look and feel of the patient’s skin. Eighty-seven percent of the individuals that undergo this procedure report being very satisfied or satisfied with their results.
How it Works
During a sclerotherapy procedure, Asclera® is injected into the problem vein. Once inside the vein, the solution begins to damage the cells lining the blood vessel. The blood platelets and cellular material there begin to clump together and attach themselves to the lining of the vessel, blocking it entirely. After enough time, the blood vessel clots and is replaced by the body’s own tissue.
What to Expect from Treatment
Each treatment takes between 15-45 minutes to complete depending on the number of veins being treated and the severity of each. Once the session is over, patients are required to wear compression stocking or support hose for 2-3 weeks. While some people are able to eliminate their spider or varicose veins after one treatment, others require multiple injection sessions. These must be spaced 1-2 weeks apart.
Possible side effects include allergic reaction, burns, or ulcers. Fortunately, these are rare. Keep in mind that this treatment cannot be undergone by patients that are pregnant, nursing, have a polidocanol allergy, or have a blood clotting disease.
If you’re interested in seeing what an Asclera® treatment can do for you, contact Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology today to schedule your consultation appointment! We have offices in the Lynchburg, Hardy, and Forest areas staffed with medical professionals happy to help assist you with both your cosmetic and medical needs.