Here, at La Nouvelle Medical Spa, we have 3 different treatments for the veins.
  • Big blue bulging veins Dr. Hanna, MD treats with Phlebectomy, a varicose vein removal procedure that uses tiny incisions to remove veins under a local anesthesia.
  • Unsightly varicose veins Dr. Hanna treats with Asclera Injections, a series of injections that close the veins and that don't require anesthesia.
  • Spider Veins with Laser Vein Removal procedure that uses laser technology to close small veins. They also can be treated with Asclera Injections.

Asclera Injections for Spider and Varicose Veins
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Asclera, an injection sclerotherapy medicine from Merz Aesthetics, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 30 of this year after being available in Europe for years, and is now available to treat not only spider but also VARICOSE veins at La Nouvelle Medical Spa. Dr. Hanna has recently become an expert on treating of varicose veins with Asclera Injections.

aslera injection varicose spider vein removal venturaAsclera treats uncomplicated Varicose veins in the lower extremities. Once injected, Asclera damages the cell lining of blood vessels, causing them to close and eventually disappear. According to a study published in the June issue of Phlebology, Asclera is a proven, effective treatment for sclerotherapy and has demonstrated efficacy over other vein removal treatment options. The injection is generally well tolerated and has received a high patient satisfaction rating.

Spider veins are similar to varicose veins in structure, but are much smaller and typically begin as tiny capillaries. They may be blue, purple or red in color, and typically appear on the surface of the calves, ankles, thighs, and sometimes on the face. These veins typically appear in a pattern that looks like small branches on a tree, but may also be linear and appear as thin, separate lines.

Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and tortuous. Besides cosmetic problems, varicose veins are often painful, especially when standing or walking. They often itch, and scratching them can cause ulcers.

How common are abnormal leg veins?
About 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein problem. Varicose veins affect half of people 50 years and older.

In more detail...

The traditional surgical treatment has been vein stripping to remove the affected veins. Asclera Injections is a revolutionary treatment that can treat varicose veins without the surgery!

Sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure that can take just five to 30 minutes, depending on the severity and type of veins being treated. This type of treatment can be painful, but Asclera has proven to cause less pain than traditional treatments.

Asclera Injections is the most common treatment for both spider veins and varicose veins. Dr. Hanna uses a needle to inject a liquid chemical into the vein. The chemical causes the vein walls to swell, stick together, and seal shut. This stops the flow of blood, and the vein turns into scar tissue. In a few weeks, the vein should fade. This treatment does not require anesthesia and done in our office. You can return to normal activity right after varicose vein treatment.

The same vein may need to be treated more than once. Treatments are usually done every 4 to 6 weeks. You may be asked to wear gradient compression stockings after sclerotherapy to help with healing and decrease swelling.

In our office we use 2 treatments for vein removal: Laser Vein Removal can be used for Spider Veins; Asclera Injections can be used for Varicose and Spider veins.

Before and After Images
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Leg After
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Please note that these pictures were taken right after the treatment. In a couple of hours redness was gone.

If you'd like to view more before and after pictures, please visit our Laser Vein Removal Library as well as check out testimonials from our happy clients.
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