Vein Treatment Drug Approved by FDA

The U.S. FDA gave clearance last month to a new drug used in sclerotherapy, the cosmetic treatment of varicose and spider veins.  Asclera, also known as polidocanol, is injected into the targeted vein, causing damage to the cell lining and then vein closure.

“Asclera is indicated for the treatment of small types of varicose veins when the aim of treatment is to improve appearance,” said Dr. Norman Stockbridge of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

According to, approval for Asclera is indicated for:

  • Spider veins (tiny varicose veins less than 1 millimeter in diameter)
  • Reticular veins (those that are 1 to 3 millimeters in diameter)

The drug is also said to include an anesthetic for more comfortable vein treatment.

About vein treatments at Inland Cosmetic Surgery

Inland Cosmetic Surgery is now offering several treatments for varicose veins, spider veins and venous reflux disease, under the care of vascular surgeon Paul Bressman MD.  Contact us at 800-6-COSMETIC to find out more about vein treatments at our new Rancho Cucamonga location.