Vein Glossary

Below is a glossary of terms related to all aspects of venous disease

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Polidocanol
Asclera (polidocanol injection) is a sclerosant used to treat spider veins.


Sclerosant
A term used for the solution used to do sclerotherapy for spider veins. FDA approved solutions are Sotradecol & Polidocanol. Other solutions doctors might use are glycerin and solutions that contain dextrose. Saline is rarely used since the effectiveness is low and it causes pain.