What is Venous Disease
Venous disease is a condition caused by veins that become diseased or abnormal, and/or when the vein walls or valves are damaged. It leads to poor blood flow and the damage it causes results in higher intravenous pressure. Higher intravenous pressure results in more damage to vein walls and valves, allowing for reflux.
How can I tell if I have Venous Disease?
Signs of venous disease may include itching, pain, edema (excessive fluid), skin discoloration, hair loss, thinning of the skin, ulcers, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), spider veins and varicose veins.
What are Spider and Reticular Veins?
Spider veins (also known as telangiectasia) and reticular veins are dilated veins found close to the surface of the skin, they may appear red or blue and can be a sign of venous disease.
How can I treat my Spider and Reticular veins?
Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider and uncomplicated reticular veins. This minimally invasive treatment is performed by Kasey Landrus, RN by injecting a sclerosing agent into the affected veins.
Whta is Asclera?
Asclera is a type of sclerasant used to treat spider and uncomplicated reticular veins int he lower extremities.
It is the only sclerosant approved by the FDA specifically to treat spider and reticular veins. It is injected into the affected vein and works by damaging the inner wall of the vein. This damage eventually causes the vein to collapse and over time, the damaged vein is replaced with fibrous tissue. Some patients require multiple injection sessions for optimal treatment success. Individual results may vary.
How long is each treatment session?
Sclerotherapy sessions can last 15-45 minutes. Usually one injection is administred per inch with multiple injections per session.
What should I avoid after being treated with Asclera?
For two or three days following treatment avoid heavy exercise, long plane flights, sunbathing, hot baths/ saunas. If you are unsure about an activity as your healthcare provider.