Joel Gotvald, MD, FACS, RPVI
BOARD-CERTIFIED VEIN SPECIALIST & VASCULAR SURGEON
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Asclera Vein Treatment

August 15th, 2016

Asclera

Asclera is a medication that is used to removal spider veins, reticular veins, and varicose veins of the legs. The medical procedure in which Asclera is utilized is called sclerotherapy. Most people just refer to the treatment as “vein injections.”

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Effectiveness of Asclera

The treatment has been shown to be very effective in the removal of spider veins and varicose veins of the legs. It is a FDA approved treatment. Vein injections indicated for cosmetic therapies rather than “medical therapy” and therefore it is typically not covered by insurance companies. The treatment is typically performed in a 30 minute procedure, although it can take less time if there are only a few abnormal veins. Both legs can be treated simultaneously. Medical studies of Asclera have documented a 95% treatment success rate as gauged by physicians and a 87% patient satisfaction rate.

Safety of Asclera

Asclera has been documented to be a very safe medication. The risks of the side effects from the treatment are very low and are usually skin-related side effects. Because the therapy has been show to both safe and effective, it has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the cosmetic treatment of skin veins. It is also widely used in European countries as well. All of the studies on Asclera have shown similar safely profile. There is an extremely low risk of allergic reactions to this medication.

Is Asclera Treatment Painful?

Most of our patients tell us that there is very little discomfort associated with the therapy. This is for two reasons. The first reason is that very small needle are utilized. The needles utilized are smaller than accupucture needles in most instances. The second reason that the procedure is very well tolerated is that the medication has a “numbing” property, similar to a local anesthetic. So is numbs as it is injected.

Why Austin Vein Specialists for My Asclera Therapy?

Because of our qualifications and experience. The success rate of sclerotherapy is directly correlated to the experience of the health care provider that is performing your procedure. All of our treatments are performed by a board-certified Vein Specialist with over 15 years of experience. Austin Vein Specialists is one of the only Vein Centers in the Austin area that requires that a physician performs all of the Asclera treatments. This requirement helps to minimize your risk of complications. And if a problem was to arise (such as an allergic reaction), you have a physician present to handle the problem. You can rest assure that you are having the most qualified professional performing your procedure.

Contact us at one of our Vein Center locations in Austin or Round Rock / Cedar Park Texas to schedule your physician consultation with our board-certified Vein Specialist:

Austin Vein Specialists
512-339-9100
12319 N. Mopac Expwy, Suite 250
Austin, TX 78758

Round Rock Vein Specialists
(512) 994-9108
170 Deep Wood Dr #102
Round Rock, TX 78681

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Last updated on August 15th, 2016 at 08:19 pm


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