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Painless spider vein treatment

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

(WFLX) - There's a new treatment for those nasty-looking spider veins, and it doesn't hurt like the traditional treatment.

The FDA has just approved a new solution to be injected into veins called Asclera. It works just like the old treatments by causes the veins to shrink and disappear, but the procedure is painless.

"The reason why is we're not using salt which was the old material we used which caused a stinging sensation. In this case, we're using a detergent, like a soapy-type material, believe it or not, that does not irritate the cells in the blood vessels," explained Dr. Oscar Hevia.

Sara George, who underwent the treatment, said, "It is night and day. The difference is absolutely astonishing. I felt a little prick and basically nothing running through my veins."

Dr. Hevia says Asclera has been used on millions of patients in Europe for years. Patients should notice the vein disappearing in two to three weeks.

Asclera costs anywhere from $250 - $500 depending on how many veins you have injected.

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