Asclera (polidocanol) is one of the most well-tolerated sclerotherapy agents with respect to pain and has a very, very low rate of causing damage to skin. I much prefer using it over Sotradecol or concentrated saline. Glycerin with lidocaine is well-tolerated as well. I usually use a 32 gauge needle - very small - which minimizes discomfort even more. Sclerotherapy has a very good safety profile when administered properly and has good success percentages.
I Had Asclera Injections Done Yesterday, It Was So Painful I Couldn't Finish. Is This Normal?
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Sclerotherapy and pain
Asclera, generic name Polidocanol sclerotherapy treatment may cause minimal discomfort depending on the area injected. A small needle is usually used and is well tolerated. Unusual pain associated with Asclera sclerotherapy may be related to the injection outside a vein. Asclera carries a mild analgesic property. MICROFOAM SCLEROTHERAPY is the most comfortable to administer.
Vein treatment in Los Angeles
Foam sclerotherapy is very well tolerated by our patients for the treatment of spider veins and reticular veins.
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There can be a little bit of discomfort with sclerotherapy but so much pain is unusual and likely meant that the asclera was outside of the vein.
This is very unusual in my practice. I typically use a 31 gauge needle (tiny), perhaps ask your doctor if he/she is using the smallest possible needle. Also, Tylenol or Tramadol (prescription) before treatment can help. Best regards- Dr. C
Pain after sclerotherapy
Painful Asclera Injections
Thank you for your question. Sclerotherapy agents such as Asclera may cause some discomfort, but are generally tolerable procedures. Make certain you do not feel continued pain, burning, or ulceration as these may be side effects. I would recommend perhaps pre-treating with ice to help numb the area. Be sure you are under the supervision of an experienced injector. I hope this helps.
Painful Sclerotherapy Not Typical
As a sclerotherapy expert who has performed over 30,000 sclerotherapy treatments over the past 30 years, I can say this is not a typical reaction. In fact, I have never had this problem in any of my patients. At most there may be some minor discomfort during the sclerotherapy procedure. There are a few reasons why sclerotherapy could be painful, but without further information it is not possible nor appropriate to say anything further. I recommend seeking treatment for your veins from a vein expert who has a long, successful track record of performing advanced vein procedures.
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