What is Asclera (Polidocanol), And How Does It Work on Varicose Veins?
If you suffer from unsightly and painful varicose veins, then you’re probably wondering what type of treatment options you have. Something to consider is Asclera (Polidocanol).
Asclera is a prescription medicine that is injected into your veins via a procedure called sclerotherapy. This can be used to treat two different kinds of veins, very small spider veins and small varicose or reticular veins. The medication is a sclerosing agent, which works by damaging endothelium or the cells lining inside of blood vessels. The damage then causes cellular debris and platelets to force the blood vessel to clot, and over time the clotted vein is absorbed by the body and replaced with tissue. This entire procedure will then cause the varicose vein to diminish, and ultimately go away entirely.
“Sclerotherapy has evolved over the years,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “With newer techniques and improved improved sclerosing agents, we are able to obtain significant results with little downtime or adverse effects.”
If you suffer from varicose veins and have not heard about this option, you should look into it. On average, studies have shown more than 87% of patients are either satisfied or very satisfied with their results. Additionally, this is a great way to treat veins because there isn’t a great deal of maintenance that needs to be done on your part after the procedure. Aside from following general instructions on what you can and can not do, the biggest expectation for you will be to wear compression stockings. These will help in your recovery and go virtually unnoticed under pants.
Varicose veins are not only displeasing to look at, but can also be painful. If you haven’t already, you should ask about Asclera and see how it can benefit you. To learn more about our treatment options for varicose veins, please contact us at Sanova Dermatology today.