Asclera - Downtime? Pain? Results?

I'm Considering Asclera and I Heard It is an Amazing Procedure with No Downtime nor Pain. Feedback?

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Asclera- Downtime?

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In fact, there is a very high patient satisfaction rate with Asclera.  It is not a painful treatment and is highly effective for most patients.  While most patients do need multiple treatments (depends of the severity and number of the veins a patient has), they do see significant improvement with every treatment which makes it very satisfying.

There is no downtime, and patients go back to their normal acitivities right after the treatment.



Manhattan General Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Asclera painless

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Asclera is a usually painless sclerosant that can close off unsightly veins.  The solution is injected into the veins and causes the vein lining to become irritated and inflamedand gradually close shut.  after the solution is injected we recommend wearing compression hose for several weeks to help the veins close down and seal shut.  This is a safe and effective way to close off your veins

Susan Fox, DO
Hollywood Phlebologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Asclera treatment

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Asclera is a great treatment option for treating spider veins. Most patients do not  have any discomfort during the procedure. After the procedure, I recommend wearing compression stockings for two weeks post treatment. I have found that the longer patients wear compression stockings the better their outcome.


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Hello and thank you for your question.  Asclera is a very effective procedure with minimal downtime.  This procedure is typically done in the office, with little to no discomfort.  We recommend compression stockings 24/7 for the first 3 days, then we recommend daytime use for 3 weeks. Our patients are asked to avoid heavy/strenuous exercising for 48 hours post treatment and may then resume normal activity.   Asclera has a high patient satisfaction of approx. 87%.  I hope this information helps and best of luck to you!

Andrew T. Lyos, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Asclera Treatment Information

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You are right!  Asclera/Polidocanol Injections are very effective when done properly.  There is very little discomfort with the procedure and almost no "downtime."  The treatment consists of a series on tiny injections directly into the little spider veins.  I always advise my patients to wear compression stockings or very tight leggings as much as possible between treatments and to avoid exercise after the treatment for 48 hours.  Most physicians do a series of 3 or 5 initial treatments and re-evaluate with photos after each series. 

Tracy Evans, MD, FAAD
San Francisco Dermatologic Surgeon

Asclera downtime

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You shouldn't have any downtime after asclera.  The treated veins will be inflamed, but not painful.  I do recommend compression stockings after treatment, and I advise not to do any strenuous exercise for 48 hours after treatment, otherwise, you can go back to normal

Guy Cappuccino, MD
Mount Airy Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

Experience with asclera

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Though no doctor should guarantee no pain, we have found it considerably more comfortable than other products used in the past. Down time is minimal, but it is advised that after a treatment one wears compression stockings for 1 - 2 weeks.

Kristi Sumpter, D.O.
Houston Physician


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Asclera sclerotherapy may be administered as a solution or a MICROFOAM suspension. It is very well tolerated with minimal discomfort. There typically is no downtime with immediate return to normal activities. 

Maraya Altuwaijri, MD, FACS
Laguna Hills Vascular Surgeon

Foam sclerotherapy in Los Angeles

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We continue to see very positive results with minimal downtime with asclera foam injections for spider veins and reticular veins. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

What to expect with asclera

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Asclera is a simple and easily performed procedure done right in the office. We inject medication (Asclera) directly into the problematic veins (spider veins, reticular veins and varicose veins), which cause them to collapse and disappear over time. A tiny needle is used so minimal discomfort is caused. There is no downtime after the procedures. Patients can go back to their usual activities immediately. Keep in mind though, that the appearance may look worse before it gets better. You can expect to see results 4-6 weeks post-treatment. Our patients are very happy with the appearance of their legs after treatment. For best results we advocate wearing compression stockings for 1 week after the procedure. Depending on the severity of the veins, multiple treatment sessions may be needed to obtain desired results. 

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.