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People who have specific types of varicose veins -- namely, reticular veins and spider veins -- may see improvement in their condition by using polidocanol. The medication is injected into the affected veins, where it damages the inner lining. Eventually, the vein is replaced by scar tissue and disappears. Side effects can include various reactions at the injection site, although it is generally well tolerated.
What Is Polidocanol?Polidocanol (Asclera™) is a prescription medication. It is used to treat spider veins and reticular veins (two common types of varicose veins). It is injected directly into the affected veins.
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