Vein Therapy – Sclerotherapy – Westport, CT
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure done by Dr. Brownell to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. The treatment involves the injection of a solution called Asclera™ into the affected veins. Asclera™ works best in the legs.
Asclera™ is approved by the FDA to treat uncomplicated spider veins (varicose veins less than or equal to 1 mm in diameter) and uncomplicated reticular veins (varicose veins 1 to 3 mm in diameter) in the lower extremities. It has not been studied in larger varicose veins greater than 3 mm in diameter. Once injected, it acts by damaging the cell lining of blood vessels, causing them to close and eventually disappear.