Sclerotherapy is a procedure for reducing the appearance of spider veins just below the surface of the skin. Some 30 million Americans suffer with some form of venous disease – including spider and varicose veins. Genetics is thought to be the main determinant of whether or not you develop this condition. Many affected individuals find these red/purple lines that often look like bruises on their legs to be unsightly and feel compelled to keep the legs covered or wear hosiery if their legs are exposed. Asclera® is an injectable treatment containing polidochinol. It is injected directly into the small veins, creating and inflammatory reaction and destroying the vessels. This procedure is generally well tolerated and stings less than and is safer than previous treatments for leg veins including hypertonic saline. Following treatment you will be asked to wear compression stockings and avoid major exercise for at least 48 hours and preferably a week. It can take several weeks following treatment for the skin to completely heal, so this procedure should be scheduled well in advance of any beach vacations or major events.
To learn more about sclerotherapy with Asclera®, contact the professionals at Premier Dermatology today.