Asclera in Boulder, Colorado (CO)

Varicose veins occur when the tiny valves inside blood vessels fail to function properly, allowing blood to back up and pool, and causing those bulging, swollen, purplish veins on the legs and other areas. For the thousands of men and women who suffer from them, varicose veins, and their smaller counterparts, spider veins, are more than unsightly inconveniences. They also can cause pain, aching, and heaviness in the legs, as well as cosmetic discoloration.

Sclerotherapy is one of the primary methods of treating varicose and spider veins, involving the injection of a chemical agent that causes veins to harden, or sclerose, and constrict, preventing blood flow. Soon, patients who suffer from small varicose (reticular) or spider veins will have a new treatment option called Asclera™, a sclerosing agent that has been successfully used in Europe for over 40 years. Asclera was FDA approved for use in the United States in 2010. Treatment with Asclera is relatively simple. Prior to injection, the treatment area is cleansed and a topical numbing agent may be applied to reduce discomfort. After the treatment area is prepared, Asclera is injected directly into problem veins using a small needle. Polidocanol, the active ingredient in Asclera, is the chemical that encourages the problem veins to close, and it also contains anesthetic properties which may lessen discomfort during the procedure. In most cases, the entire treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Most patients return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. If you need a safe, effective way to treat your small varicose or spider veins, ask your specialist for more information on Asclera, and to notify you when it becomes available in your area.


About Boulder Vein Center

Experts at Boulder Vein Center are specialized in a wide array of venous conditions. Whether for medical or aesthetic reasons, our comprehensive Medical Team works closely to provide innovative treatment options for virtually all vein problems. Boulder Vein Center is dedicated to providing advanced treatment of venous diseases. Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Richard Fox, has the expertise to provide complete vein care treatment using the latest techniques with a gentle touch.

Why Patients Prefer Boulder Vein Center?


  • We provide diagnostic and treatment measures using the most current equipment and techniques.
  • Dr. Richard Fox is a Board-Certified surgeon. You will receive expert medical care, whether you come to us seeking treatment for spider veins or more advanced forms of vein disease.
  • Patients are treated in the convenience of our comfortable, state-of-the-art office.
  • We offer a wide range of vein treatment options which allow you to return to your normal routine and activities as quickly as possible.
  • We accept most major insurance providers, as well as Medicare. Our on-site insurance experts will work with you and your insurance carrier.
Boulder Vein Center is a blingual facility with fluency in English and Spanish. Our dedicated, friendly staff will be more than happy to serve you.

Boulder Vein Center is committed to excellence in the treatment of various venous disorders. We hope you find our website informative. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here for you.


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