Asclera

Asclera

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What is Asclera® (polidocanol)?

 

    Asclera® Injection is a prescription medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of uncomplicated spider veins (≤ 1 mm in diameter) and reticular (small varicose) veins (1-3 mm in diameter) in the lower extremities.

 

How does Asclera® work?

     

       During treatment, Asclera® is injected into the affected vein, causing it to seal shut, eventually reabsorb into the body, and fade from view over time

• Typically requires 1 or more injection sessions depending on the extent of recommended vein treatment

• Sessions are usually spaced 1 to 2 weeks apart

 

What are potential side effects after treatment?

 

Temporary side effects may occur at the site of the injection, such as:

 

• Bruising

• Itching

• Swelling

• Skin discoloration

• Appearance of tiny red blood vessels

These side effects usually go away within a few days to several weeks. Some side effects may take months or years to resolve.

 

 

 

Is there any reason why I shouldn’t receive Asclera® treatment?

 

You should  NOT  receive Asclera® if you:

• Have a known allergy to polidocanol

• Have an acute vein or blood clotting (thromboembolic) disease

• Are pregnant or nursing

      Be sure to tell your healthcare provider (Nurse Practitioner) about all the medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Together, we can ensure that Asclera® is right for you.

     Here at You & I Primary Care, Aesthetics and Wellness this treatment is performed by nurse practitioner Leonard E, APRN, NP-C who is an expert in performing sclerotherapy procedures. 

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