Asclera is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of blood vessels. This causes blood platelets to attach to the lining of the vessels; eventually, cellular debris and platelets cause the blood vessel to clot. Over time, the clotted vein will be replaced with tissue.
Asclera – Injectable Vein Treatment
Asclera Injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy and is administered to treat two types of veins:
- Uncomplicated spider veins (very small varicose veins less =1 mm in diameter)
- Uncomplicated small varicose veins (1 to 3 mm in diameter) known as reticular veins
What Causes Spider and Reticular Veins?
Spider and reticular veins can be caused by many factors.
- Prolonged standing or sitting
Other possible causes for varicose veins are race, posture, occupation, hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, primary valvular incompetence, and incompetent perforating veins.
How Does Asclera Help?
Asclera is injected into the vein. It damages the cells lining the inside of blood vessels. Eventually, these blood vessels will become useless and be replaced with tissue.
Typically 15-45 minutes, depending on individual.
What to Avoid After Treatment?
For two to three days following treatment, avoid: Heavy Exercises, Sunbathing, Long plane flights and Hot baths or sauna. Please come in for a free consultation to see if you are right for Asclera Vein Injection.
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