What is Sclerotherapy and how does it work?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure administered by a heathcare provider that involves the injection of Asclera (polidocanol) into the affected veins where uncomplicated spider veins and reticular veins are present in your legs. Asclera works by damaging the inner wall of the vein, and eventually causing the vein to collapse on itself. Over time, the damaged vein is 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. Following treatment, compression stockings or support hose should be worn continuously for 2-3 days and for 2-3 weeks during the day time. Repeat treatment may be necessary. 

What should I avoid after receiving Asclera?

-For two to three days following the treatment, avoid heavy exercise, sunbathing, long plane flights, hot baths/saunas

- Individual results may vary, and many patients will require multiple injection sessions for complete treatment success. 

- Asclera Injection is contraindicated for patients with known allergy to polidocanol and patients with acute vein and blood clotting diseases. 

Please read and follow the few points listed below in preparation for sclerotherapy. In doing so, you will be contributing to the ease and success of the procedure.

Pre-Treatment Instructions 

- Do not shave or use moisturizers on your legs for 24 hours prior to your sclerotherapy session.

-Do not take aspirin, aspirin-containing products or ibuprofen for 10 days before your session. Such medications increase the potential for bleeding and brusing. 

-Avoid prolonged sun exposure for the 10 days prior to your scheduled sclerotherapy.

-Wear or bring shorts to wear for the procedure.

-You will need prescription strength support hose for the day after the procedure. If you do not have a good pair of support hose, you may purchase them at any medical supply company. You will need a fitting of a 15mm Hg support hose. Please bring your support hose with you the day of your procedure.

Local DME suppliers

Davie Medical- 1101 Hwy 62 E, Mountain Home, AR 72653

(870) 425-0257

Brooks Medical- Hwy 62 E Suite 5. Mountain Home, AR 72653

(870) 424- 9808 

Post-Treatment Instructions

Please read and follow these instructions post sclerotherapy care 

-Dressing ( elastic bandages, tape and cotton balls ) may be removed 24 hour after treatment.

-Walk 15 to 20 minutes immediately after procedureand then daily for the next few days.

-Wear high quality support hose, 10mm Hg continuously for 2-3 days then for 3-4 weeks during day time only. 

-For 2 to 3 days following treatment avoid prolonged standing, heavy exercise, sunbathing, long air plane rides, hot baths or saunas.

-Try to elevate your legs as much as possible during the first week after the treatment, especially when sitting. 

-If a substantial number of veins persist, schedule a repeat injection session any time after six weeks. 

Please call 870-425-5464 option 2 or stop in for a free consultation