Sclerotherapy for Varicose and Spider Veins

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver & Lone Tree, Colorado

While visible veins on your legs are not usually a health concern, they can make you feel self-conscious. Varicose and spider veins are damaged blood vessels caused by factors such as genetics, lifestyle, age, and pregnancy. They can appear as enlarged, twisting, and discolored marks or web-like patterns.

If you want to improve the appearance of visible veins, minimally-invasive sclerotherapy treatments using Asclera® may be right for you. Asclera can help you regain the confidence to show off your legs.

To find out if you are a candidate for this procedure, please call 303-706-1100 to schedule a consultation. Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery Aesthetics serves Denver, Lone Tree, and nearby areas of Colorado.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

woman-after-vein-treatment.jpgSclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that improves the appearance of veins. It’s the go-to method of correcting small spider and varicose veins. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 300,000 sclerotherapy procedures were performed in 2018.

The procedure involves injecting a solution into the affected vessels, eventually causing them to clot and fade. Your blood naturally reroutes through healthier veins.

Sclerotherapy is usually performed for cosmetic reasons. However, it can also improve uncomfortable physical symptoms caused by damaged veins, such as:

  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Aching
  • Cramping

What You Need To Know About Asclera Injections

Asclera is an FDA-approved injectable prescription medicine used during sclerotherapy. Made of polidocanol, Asclera can treat spider veins and small varicose veins, also known as reticular veins. The solution is specifically designed to remove unwanted veins on the legs.

Sclerotherapy treatments using Asclera have a high patient satisfaction rate. This simple procedure can give you the confidence to show off your legs!

Candidates For Asclera

Asclera may be right for you if you want to improve the appearance of visible veins on your legs. It’s designed to treat spider veins less than 1 mm in diameter and varicose veins 1 to 3 mm in diameter.

To find out if this treatment is suitable for your specific vein concerns, schedule an in-person consultation at our Lone Tree practice. Our highly-trained staff will discuss the benefits and considerations associated with Asclera injections. During this time, they will ask about your relevant medical history and any medications or supplements you may be taking.

Generally speaking, you may be a candidate if you:

  • Are not currently pregnant or nursing
  • Are free from acute vein or blood clotting diseases
  • Have no known allergies to polidocanol

For the right candidate, Asclera is an effective solution to unwanted visible veins. Many patients report an improved quality of life after treatment because they can wear leg-baring clothing and swimwear without feeling self-conscious.

What To Expect From Your Asclera Treatment

Sclerotherapy sessions using Asclera typically take 15 to 45 minutes. You will likely need multiple injections during one session, depending on the length of the vein and the number of veins you wish to treat. The polidocanol produces an anesthetic effect, making the treatment more comfortable than other sclerosing solutions.

After the injections, our staff will fit you with a compression garment and ask you to walk for 15-20 minutes. You should continue to wear the compression garment after you leave our practice.

The time period that you need to wear compression stockings or support hose varies depending on the type of vein and the extent of the treatment. Compression improves your results and reduces the risk of side effects.

You will be given additional post-treatment instructions to follow for a few days that include:

  • Taking daily 15-20 minutes walks
  • Avoiding heavy exercise
  • Avoiding sunbathing
  • Avoiding saunas and hot baths
  • Avoiding long plane flights

Asclera Vein Treatment Results

Treated veins will gradually fade away after Asclera injections. As the veins disappear, your skin will become more even.

Some patients see an improvement after one session, while others need multiple appointments to obtain the desired result. Often, the most dramatic results are visible anywhere from a few weeks to several months after your final treatment.

Keep in mind that individual results may vary. Factors such as the severity of your veins, your skin tone, and the number of treatments you receive can impact your outcome. Our staff will discuss what results you may be able to expect and estimate the number of sessions you may need.

Schedule Your Asclera Vein Treatment In Lone Tree

You don’t have to live with unwanted visible veins on your legs. Call 303-706-1100 to schedule a consultation to discuss sclerotherapy using Asclera. At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery Aesthetics, we happily welcome patients from Denver, Lone Tree, and across Colorado.