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What is Asclera?

  Asclera (polidocanol) Injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy and is administered by a healthcare provider to treat two types of veins:

     Uncomplicated spider veins (very small varicose veins less than 1mm in diameter)

     Uncomplicatede small varicose veins (1 to 3 mm in diameter) known as reticular veins

What is Sclerotherapy?

  Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure done by your healthcare provider to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins.  The 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, cellualr debris and platelets cause the vessel to clot.  Over time, the clotted vein will be replaced with tissue. 

How long is each session?

  A typical sclerotherapy session lasts 15 to 45 minutes  One injection is usually administered per inch with multiple injections per session.  Your healthcare provider may recommend that you wear compression stockings following the treatment.

What should I avoid after receiving Asclera?

  For two to three days following the treatment, avoid:

     Heavy excercise


     Long plane flight

     Hot bath or sauna

You should tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including:

     Prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products

You should NOT be treated with Asclera if you:

     Have a known allergy to polidocanol

     Have an acute thromboembolic desease

     Are pregnant or nursing

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