Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment

Day and evening appointments available at our office in Philadelphia on Rittenhouse Square and 4 other locations throughout the Pennsylvania area - Newtown (Bucks County), Chester Springs, Harrisburg, Reading and Lancaster, PA.

For the treatment of uncomplicated spider and uncomplicated reticular veins (sometimes reffered to as small varicose veins) Sclerotherapy is a sclerosing agent indicated to treat uncomplicated spider veins (varicose veins <1mm in diameter) and uncomplicated reticular veins (varicose veins 1 to 3 mm in diameter) in the lower extremities. Asclera Injection has not been studied in larger varicose veins greater than 3 mm in diameter.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. This vein treatment involves the injection of a solution into the affected veins.

How does Asclera Work?

Asclera is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of blood vessels. This causes blood platelets 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 long is each Asclera session?

A typical sclerotherapy session lasts 15 to 45 minutes. One injection is usually administered per inch with multiple injections per session.

What should I avoid after receiving Asclera?

For two to three days following the treatment, avoid (if you are uncertain, please ask your healthcare provider):
• Heavy Exercise
• Sunbathing
• Long Plane Flights
• Hot Bath or Sauna

You should inform Bella Medspa about all the medicines you are taking, Including:
• Prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products

Are there any possible side effects to Asclera?

Yes, They May Include:
• Severe allergic reactions have been reported following polidocanol use, including anaphylactic reactions, some of them fatal. Severe reactions are most frequent with the use of larger volumes (> 3 mL). The dose of polidocanol should therefore be minimized. Be prepared to treat anaphylaxis appropriately.
• In rare cases formation of small “burns” or ulcers form usually due to leakage of asclera into the skin. They heal in time, but may leave a scar.
• Inadvertent perivascular injection of Asclera can cause pain. If pain is severe, a local anesthetic (without adrenaline) may be injected.

You should not be treated with Asclera if you:

• Have a known allergy to polidocanol
• Have and acute thromboembolic disease
• Are pregnant or Nursing
Asclera is not recommended for use in children younger than 18 years of age.

Patient Satisfaction

• In a randomized clinical trial with 338 participants, 87% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their Asclera treatment after 12 weeks.
• Patients were significantly more satisfied with Asclera than with wither STS or Placebo (p<0.0001).

Important Safety Information: In clinical studies, the following adverse reactions were observed after using Asclera: injection site hematoma, injection site irritation, injection site discoloration, injection site pain, injection site pruritus, injection site warmth, neovascularization, injection site thrombosis.

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