A New Way to Erase Spider Veins--Is It for You?

Updated on: August 18, 2014

Are you tired of seeing that web of spider veins across your legs? Well, there is good news for people who are looking to erase spider veins permanently. The USDA  approved the use of Asclera treatments in 2010, which is a welcomed procedure for Americans who are bothered by spider veins and want an alternative to sclerotherapy . Asclera injections can now be used for the treatment of small spider veins (1mm in diameter or less) and reticular veins (1 to 3mm).

Proven Track Record

Asclera has been used in Europe for more than four decades. No other injectable or laser treatment for spider veins has been studied as long or has such a proven track record for safety and effectiveness as Asclera. Out of 5 million treatments done in Europe, 86 percent of patients that have participated in studies say they're satisfied or extremely satisfied with the results.

Painless Treatment

 Patients describe Asclera injections as comfortable as it has anesthetic properties which may lessen discomfort. Very few people experience pain from the treatment, while some patients can experience discomfort from foam sclerotherapy and saline solutions.

Cost Comparison

The main advantage that traditional sclerotherapy has over Asclera is the cost. Sclerotherapy runs between $300 and $400 per session, whereas Asclera is a little more expensive, running closer to $500. With an average of three treatments required to eliminate spider veins, patients can expect to pay about $1,500 for Asclera.
To find out more about Asclera and the best treatment option for your spider veins, click here to find a vein specialist in your area.

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