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Varicose Veins Treatment 

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Sclerotherapy (asclera)

What is Asclera?

Asclera (Polidocanol) Injection is an FDA approved prescription medication used for the treatment of spider and reticular veins in the lower extremities. Asclera is injected into affected veins, causing them to seal shut and be reabsorbed into the body. The affected veins then fade from view over time. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure administered to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins.

What causes spider and reticular veins?

Several things can raise your chances of getting varicose veins. One is family history - if close relatives have them, you're more likely to have them as well. Age also plays a role - as we get older, the valves in our veins that control blood flow weaken. This can cause blood to flow backward and pool in the legs instead of going to the heart.

Women are at higher risk too, due to hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or birth control use. Pregnancy itself increases blood volume to support the baby, which can put strain on leg veins. 

 

Being overweight adds pressure to your veins. Standing or sitting for long periods can also make blood flow sluggish and contribute to varicose veins.

How often will I need to have sclerotherapy treatment to see results?

The number and frequency of treatments depends on the size of the vessels and their location. Your treatment will start with a consultation, where we will determine an individualized treatment approach for you.

Individual results may vary depending on varicose vein severity, disease progression, skin tone, and number of treatments.

Is sclerotherapy better than a laser treatment?

In general, yes. But at Drops of Beauty we like to pair sclerotherapy with our Advalight (AdvaTX), which can help reduce the appearance of veins that are small, sparse, and shallow. 

The before & after

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