Cosmetic Sclerotherapy

Cosmetic sclerotherapy is the most effective treatment for eliminating spider veins. This is an out-patient procedure in which your vascular specialist will inject a sclerosing solution into the spider vein. This injection is very well tolerated by all patients because the needles used are the size of a human hair. Special magnifying lenses and polarized light are used so the doctor can see the veins in question. The chemical causes the vein to collapse. Your body absorbs the vein and it eventually disappears with fading of the visual appearance of the treated vein. Healthy veins take over for the ‘old vein’ and your circulation improves. Sclerotherapy can enhance your appearance and your self confidence. The agent we use at CVC is Asclera  which FDA approved and is also known as Polidocanol. Asclera is the most affective treatment presently available for the treatment of spider and reticular veins.

Tumescent Enhanced Sclerotherapy (TES) is a newly developed and clinically tested office procedure that takes traditional sclerotherapy a step further by applying tumescent (meaning making the tissue “tight”) anesthetic solution with a small pump designed for the procedure.  In order to make the sclerosing solution that is injected in the veins work better, another solution made up of saline, lidocaine and adrenalin is used to compress the veins being treated. This has the effect of isolating the solution in the veins causing compression which can lead to better results. Usually, fewer injections and fewer treatments are needed. Less concentrated solutions are required as compared to conventional sclerotherapy.