Sclerotherapy With Varithena and Asclera

Injectable Foam Treatment With Varithena and Asclera Injection

Offered in East Orange and Newark, NJ

The world of medical treatments is ever-evolving, with innovative solutions emerging regularly. One such advancement is the injectable foam treatment with Varithena and Asclera Injection, a breakthrough in sclerotherapy for varicose veins and spider veins. This treatment offers a minimally invasive, effective, and convenient treatment.

Ideal for patients with large varicose or spider veins, sclerotherapy is an effective and minimally invasive treatment modality that can relieve symptoms and improve appearances. At Newark Vein and Vascular Center, LLC, we offer injectable foam sclerotherapy with Varithena and Asclera Injection for incompetent veins, which is proven to help our patients feel healthy and comfortable and regain their confidence. All procedures at our Newark, New Jersey, location are conducted by trained medical professionals who will make you feel safe and respected throughout the entire process.

What Is Sclerotherapy with Varithena and Asclera Injection?

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical solution into the vein using a fine needle. This solution causes the blood vessels to collapse and eventually fade away. The injection site is carefully chosen to ensure maximum effectiveness and minimal discomfort. It’s popular for treating uncomplicated spider and small varicose veins.

During sclerotherapy, a microfoam solution is injected directly into the affected veins to reroute blood flow through healthier veins and enable the treated veins to be resorbed by the body. At Newark Vein and Vascular Center, LLC, the injectable microfoam solutions we use to treat larger spider and varicose veins during sclerotherapy procedures include:

What Is Varithena?

Varithena is an FDA-approved prescription medication in the form of an injectable foam solution. It is typically recommended for incompetent great saphenous veins (GSV), accessory saphenous veins, and visible varicosities of the GSV system above and below the knee. Because it works by encouraging clotting, however, patients with pre-existing blood clotting disorders should avoid Varithena.

Asclera Injection

Asclera Injection, on the other hand, is used to treat uncomplicated reticular veins and small uncomplicated spider veins. Approved by the FDA, it’s effective on large spider or varicose veins anywhere on the body but is not recommended for pregnant and nursing patients or those with an acute blood clotting disease. Though rare, a small percentage of patients may experience an allergic reaction. It’s a chemical solution injected into the vein, which leads to inflammation and eventual closure of the treated veins.

Unlike other treatments for large spider and varicose veins, like vein stripping and laser treatment, sclerotherapy with Varithena or Asclera Injection is almost painless. It is fast, simple, and results in virtually no downtime.

What to Expect from Sclerotherapy Treatment

Sclerotherapy with Varithena or Asclera Injection requires no special preparation other than avoiding shaving or using lotion on the day of your procedure. Some patients may also be advised to discontinue taking blood thinners, ibuprofen, or aspirin before the procedure. It’s also suggested to wear loose-fitting clothing for your comfort and to make injecting the solution easier for the doctor.

During your treatment session, the doctor will begin by using ultrasound imaging as a guide to inject the microfoam into the affected vein. The injection may be repeated depending on the number of veins being treated. As the microfoam travels through the affected vein, blood is forced to redirect its flow into healthy veins, while scar tissue and/or blood clots form in the treated vein. This process eventually seals off the varicose vein, causing the treated vein to collapse and become absorbed into your body.

A standard sclerotherapy treatment session typically lasts between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of veins treated. During the treatment, you may experience mild discomfort at the injection site, but this usually subsides quickly. Full results will develop over the next 14-21 days. There is no sedative or incision, so you can walk out the door as soon as it is complete. After the treatment session, patients are advised to wear compression stockings to maintain compression and promote healing. Before you depart, be sure to ask your caregivers about any after-procedure instructions. For instance, you may be required to take daily walks or wear compression stockings for some time after treatment.

Should You Consider Sclerotherapy with Varithena or Asclera Injection?

If you’re dealing with varicose veins or spider veins, sclerotherapy with Varithena or Asclera Injection could be a viable solution. It’s a minimally invasive treatment proven effective in numerous clinical trials. However, it’s essential to discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider to ensure this treatment is suitable for you.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are large, swollen veins that often appear on the legs and feet. They occur when the valves in the veins don’t function correctly, causing blood to pool. Sclerotherapy with Varithena or Asclera Injection can effectively treat these veins, leading to improved appearance and symptom relief.

Spider veins

Spider veins, on the other hand, are smaller and closer to the skin’s surface. They resemble a spider’s web, hence the name. These veins can also be effectively treated with Varithena or Asclera Injection.

Learn More About Sclerotherapy For Large Veins

Sclerotherapy isn’t just for small veins. With Varithena’s injectable foam, even larger veins can be effectively treated. The foam expands within the vein, allowing for the treatment of larger or more complex vein structures. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of large incompetent veins, sclerotherapy with Varithena or Asclera Injection may be a solution.

Schedule your next appointment today

Ready to say goodbye to varicose veins and spider veins? Our team of experienced professionals is ready to help. With these highly effective treatment options, Newark Vein and Vascular Center, LLC, can treat varicose veins in patients throughout Newark, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more about Varithena and Asclera Injection for incompetent veins and schedule an appointment in our spacious, relaxing offices.