Definition - What does Asclera mean?

Asclera, a trade-name of polidocanol, is a type of sclerotherapy treatment. It works by promoting the formation of blood clots and scar tissue in certain types of veins, helping to reduce the expansion of the enlarged veins. It is used to treat uncomplicated spider and small varicose veins.

That means that Asclera is not effective for the treatment of varicose veins with a diameter greater than 0.12 inches.

TheConsultation explains Asclera

The treatment with Asclera is performed in an outpatient setting. The doctor will exert little pressure on the vein during the injection and the formulation will be injected slowly with a small needle directly into phlebitis or spider veins. It is important to inform a doctor when feeling any burning, pain or swelling in the treated area during the procedure.

After the treatment, a compression or bandage will be placed on the foot to avoid the formation of blood clots. The following days, the doctor may instruct to take daily walks and the patient may need to wear compression socks for several days or weeks after therapy.

The number of injections and the number of sessions needed depends on the number and the extent of spider or varicose veins to be treated.

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