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Spider Vein Treatment Animation

A very thin needle is used to inject a sclerosing agent along the varicose vein. Modern medicines used to inject spider veins (sclerosing agents) include polidocanol (Asclera), sodium tetradecyl sulfate (sotradecol) and glycerin. Discuss with your doctor the best type of solution for your veins.

Removing varicose and spider veins has never been easier. Click here to view a 3D animation that explains how sclerotherapy can make your veins disappear—without surgery.

New Cosmetic Spider Vein Clinic

While the doctors at La Jolla Vein Care are committed to advancing vein care through medicine, education and research (Dr. Bunke just published the 2nd edition of the Vein Book and Dr. Fronek remains an integral part of the American College of Phlebology), we are pleased to offer our new RN/ PA (Registered Nurse/ Physician Assistant) cosmetic sclerotherapy clinic for simple spider vein conditions offered on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Simple spider vein conditions are those that are cosmetic and can be treated with liquid sclerotherapy.  This does not include foam sclerotherapy for larger varicose veins, which is administered by the doctor.

The cost is based on how much solution is used, so it is a cost efficient means of treating that ‘stubborn patch of veins’ or ‘clean up’ of small spider veins after larger varicose vein removal.  The cost is $100 for the first syringe (2cc) and $75 for each additional syringe.

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Spider veins can come in different sizes and severity. Depending on the severity of the spider veins, multiple sclerotherapy treatments may be required.

New patients or patients not seen within two years will be required a physician consultation first.  For more information or to schedule your consultation, call 858-550-0330.

Asclera® featured on ABC’s The View

Asclera® (polidocanol) was featured on ABC’s The View last week as an effective treatment for spider veins. Asclera® (polidocanol) Injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy. It is an FDA approved solution to treat spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins.
Although Asclera® (polidocanol) has only recently made headlines on television, including being featured on The Doctors and Dr. Oz, it became FDA approved in 2010. Prior to FDA recognition as Asclera® , the generic form of the solution called polidocanol has been used for decades, especially in Europe. As a result, at La Jolla Vein Care, we have performed thousands of spider vein treatments using this medication. It is preferred over other solutions such as hypertonic saline and sodium tetradecyl sulfate because it is less painful and we find better results.
Call us today at 858-550-0330 to find out if you are a candidate for Asclera® spider vein treatment.