What is Asclera®?
Asclera® (polidocanol) injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy to remove unwanted veins on your legs. It is administered by a healthcare provider to treat two types of veins:
How does Asclera® work?
Asclera® is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the endothelium, the inside lining of blood vessels. This causes blood platelets and cellular debris 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.
How satisfied are patients who use Asclera®?
88% of clinical study patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their Asclera® treatment after 12 weeks.
How long is each Asclera® session?
A typical session lasts 15 to 45 minutes. Generally, 1 to 3 injections may be necessary to treat a given spider or reticular vein. Repeat treatment sessions may be necessary. Any additional treatment sessions are usually separated by 1 to 2 weeks.
What should I expect after being treated with Asclera®?
Following the Sclerotherapy treatment, you’ll need to wear compression stockings day and night for 2 to 3 days, then for 2 to 3 weeks during the daytime, as directed by your provider. Compression stockings are designed to apply pressure to your lower legs, helping to maintain blood flow, and reduce discomfort and swelling. Compression helps your legs heal and is necessary to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
Contraindications: Asclera® (
Possible side effects to Asclera® treatments?
These side effects usually go away within a few days to several weeks.
For 2 to 3 days following the treatment, avoid: