Here at Newark Vein and Vascular Center, LLC , we offer Asclera Injection to treat both spider veins and small varicose veins in our patients throughout Newark, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. Asclera (polidocanol) Injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy to remove those unwanted veins on your legs. Asclera Injection is an FDA-approved treatment and is one of the safest and most effective relief options. Not only is it a purer version of the typical solution, but Asclera Injection has anesthetic properties to reduce discomfort from the injection and spider and reticular veins themselves.
The procedure involves injecting a foam solution directly into your vein. This forces blood to reroute through healthier veins and causes the treated vein to seal shut and fade over time. The treated vein is then naturally absorbed by your body.
At Newark Vein and Vascular Center, LLC, we use sclerotherapy with Asclera Injection to treat the following conditions:
Caused by faulty valves, spider veins are a relatively common condition and usually benign. They lie closer to the skin’s surface and are visible as clusters of fine, red, blue, or purple veins, resembling tree branches or spider webs on the legs or face. Most patients seek treatment for cosmetic reasons.
Small varicose veins are small blood vessels that measure between 1-3 mm in diameter. They can enlarge due to increased pressure within the veins that run just below the surface of the skin, increasing the chance of developing larger varicose veins.
Before your sclerotherapy session, avoid shaving or using lotion. If you take aspirin, ibuprofen, or blood thinners, your doctor may ask you to stop taking the medication before the procedure. You may also want to wear loose, comfortable clothing so it’s easier for the doctor to administer the injection.
The procedure itself is very quick. You will be asked to lie on your back with your legs slightly elevated. After cleaning the area to be treated, your doctor will use a fine needle to inject the Asclera Injection solution into the appropriate vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to swell shut. Eventually, the shut vein will become scar tissue and disappear while blood cells reroute into healthier vessels.
After the injection, you’ll be encouraged to walk around and move your legs to prevent the formation of blood clots. Otherwise, most patients can return to their normal activities on the same day. You may also experience a few temporary side effects, like bruising, which should go away within a few days or weeks.
Anyone affected by spider veins or small varicose veins can be helped with sclerotherapy with Asclera Injection. Though these conditions are mostly seen in women of all ages, they also affect men, as well as anyone who may stay in the same position for a long period of time. They can also appear in people with a family history of venous diseases.
While Asclera Injection is generally a safe treatment option, a small percentage of people may have an allergic reaction. Asclera Injection is also not recommended for anyone with an acute blood clotting disease or who is currently pregnant or nursing. If you identify with one of these disqualifiers, our team will work with you to find another sclerotherapy option or different treatment.
Asclera Injection may be a viable solution if you or a loved one is seeking treatment for spider veins or small varicose veins. Newark Vein and Vascular Center, LLC, offers this treatment in Newark, New Jersey, where our state-of-the-art facility provides a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere and personalized approach. What’s more, vascular surgeon Dr. Gordon Lutchman, MD, ABVLM, has over 30 years of experience administering spider vein treatment and Asclera Injection to patients. Contact us today to learn more or set up an appointment.