Spider and varicose veins are common issues that can have a significant impact on the look of your skin. If you suffer from small and uncomplicated spider or varicose veins, then your dermatologist may recommend treatment with Asclera®. The following are answers to common patient questions about this type of injection.
What is Asclera®?
Asclera® Injection is a medication that’s used in sclerotherapy procedures. It is a prescription medication that must be administered by a dermatologist or healthcare provider. Asclera® can be used to address spider veins ≤ 1 mm in diameter and varicos eveins 1 to 3 mm in diameter.
How does it work?
Asclera® is a sclerosing agent that works by damaging the lining of cells inside blood vessels. When injected into the problematic vein, Asclera® causes cellular debris and platelets to attach to the lining of the blood vessels and lead to a clot. This clotted vein is eventually replaced with tissue.