Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure performed by our office to treat uncomplicated spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, which are tiny red or blue veins, usually less than 1mm in diameter that lie close to the skin’s surface. Also treatable are reticular veins, which are slightly larger measuring approximately 1-3mm. Both type viens may appear on the face or legs. Causative factors may include pregnancy, hormonal changes and weight gain.
ASCLERA® is an FDA approved sclerosing agent that is injected into these small veins. It works by damaging the inner wall of the vein, and eventually causing the vein to collapse on itself. The treated, damaged vein is eventually replaced with healthy issue.
A Typical Sclerotherapy session lasts 15-45 minutes. Multiple injections are performed per session requiring the use of compression or support stockings continuously for 2-3 days and for 2-3 weeks during the day time. For the 2-3 days following treatment avoid:
Localized pain, discoloration, redness have been noted. In rare cases small burns have been reported.