The holiday season is finally here – and that means it’s the season for showing off your finest attire and cocktail dresses. But if you’d rather hide your legs underneath winter-ready leggings than show off your spider veins, it’s time to visit Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA.
Asclera: The Ultimate Spider Vein Treatment
Spider veins are small, visible blood vessels that appear blue, purple, or red on the skin’s surface. Spider veins can look like tiny webs across a person’s legs, thighs, arms, and even face – hence, the origins of the name.
A backup in the vein’s blood flow causes spider veins; as the blood gets trapped, the vein becomes more visible, resulting in a spider vein. Age, injury, and even hormonal changes can all contribute to this phenomenon, which is why so many people suffer from spider veins.
Unlike varicose veins, spider veins are smooth to the touch; however, many people find them more annoying than varicose veins because they can be so pervasive. That’s why Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine offers Asclera, an FDA-approved treatment that diminishes the appearance of those pesky spider veins.
Asclera is comprised of a unique agent that’s used to essentially “dissolve” the blocked vein. When Asclera is injected into the spider vein, it causes blood to clot in the vein (don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe). Once the vein is clotted and robbed of oxygen, this results in vein death; over time, the body absorbs the vein.
Over time, patients will see spider veins become less colorful and prominent. Most patients will require several treatments to see ideal results; however, spider vein fading is generally noticeable even after a single treatment. It’s estimated that there’s between 20% to 60% improvement with every Asclera treatment.
In general, it takes about three to six months to see final results from Asclera treatments. Keep in mind that not all patients will achieve 100% improvement, as Asclera treatments can differ depending on the individual.
Asclera at Song Plastic Surgery
Ready to get rid of spider veins? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California. Dr. Song can walk you through the process, as well as help you understand what you can expect from your spider vein treatment with Asclera.
Song Plastic Surgery serves the greater Orange County area. Call (949) 701-4454 today!