Spider veins are small, very fine blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are primarily found protruding on the legs, and are larger and darker. Despite these differences, they both have one thing in common: they are nonfunctional blood vessels, and can cause circulation impairments. Why these veins become affected is predominantly genetic, though age, weight, pregnancy, or lifestyle can factor in as well.
Spider veins and varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic issue–they can be the cause of severe irritation and pain. We want our patients to be as comfortable as possible, while regaining the confidence that smooth skin can provide.
Asclera is injected into the vein, causing the walls of the vein to close off. Over time, this nonfunctioning vein will be replaced with tissue. In clinical trials, 95% of treated patients showed good or complete treatment of their veins.
What to Expect
Length Of Procedure
Depending on the number of veins that are being treated, your Asclera session could last anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour. Patients are also encouraged to walk for 15 to 20 minutes after injection.
You should see rapid results for spider veins and smaller varicose veins. Bigger veins will be reduced in size and/or color, though they may still be visible.
In addition to the 15 to 20 minutes of walking after the injection, you may be required to wear a compression stocking or bandage out of the office. Compression hose may need to be worn for up to 7 days depending on the extent of the procedure.
Number of Treatments
For larger veins, you may need to come back for multiple treatments. These will be spaced 4 weeks apart.
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