Beautiful legs are undoubtedly a source of confidence, but not everyone naturally has these assets. In addition to uneven skin texture, scars, and hyperpigmentation, many patients suffer from spider veins. Fortunately, flawless legs are within your reach with Asclera. Dr. Coscia provides this treatment to patients in Sacramento, Granite Bay, and surrounding areas. Learn more below.

What Are Spider Veins

Spider veins are visible blood vessels located just beneath the surface of the skin. These damaged vessels often appear reddish or blue and can form in clusters that look like spider webs (hence the name). While spider veins can form in any place, they are often first noticed on the legs. While they typically pose no threat to your health, spider veins contribute to an unattractive appearance, and many patients are eager to get rid of them for good.

Are Spider Veins the Same as Varicose Veins?

Despite what the name suggests, spider veins are not veins at all; they are damaged blood vessels. On the other hand, varicose veins are actually veins, which are larger than vessels. Varicose veins tend to bulge outward and are much more noticeable.

About Asclera

When it comes to improving the appearance of spider veins, patients want safe and effective treatment. This is why Dr. Coscia offers Asclera injections, an FDA approved prescription medication used to treat spider veins that occur in the lower extremities. Asclera is injected directly into the damaged veins, which causes them to be reabsorbed by the body as they fade away over a period of time.

How Does Asclera Work?

Asclera is a type of sclerosing agent, meaning it works by targeting the cells that line the damaged blood vessels. Treatments are performed in-office and can be completed in 15 to 45 minutes. Depending on your specific needs, you can expect one to three injections per session to treat the damaged vessel.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Some patients require repeat sessions to reach their desired results. Dr. Coscia will develop a treatment plan and schedule with your goals and safety in mind.

Can I Prevent Spider Veins?

Spider veins develop when vessels become weak and expand. This could be due to hormone fluctuations, injury, or even genetic conditions. Therefore, preventing spider veins is not an exact science, though maintaining a healthy body weight and staying active are recommended.

While obesity, pregnancy, and a sedentary lifestyle are risk factors, some patients may experience spider veins in any case.

Take the First Step Toward Flawless Legs Today

Dr. Coscia and his team are ready to help you achieve the legs of your dreams, free from the unflattering look of spider veins. Contact us today to schedule a consultation where you can learn more about this treatment.

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