Vein Treatments in Greenville, South Carolina

Over 30 million Americans have varicose veins in one or more areas that negatively affect not only their appearance but also their confidence. If you’re among the millions with venous disease, there is an effective treatment that can safely and painlessly eliminate these veins and restore natural and healthy skin. At Believe Image, we offer sclerotherapy vein treatment plans with Asclera®, an injectable medication that can eliminate these veins permanently.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that treats enlarged, twisted, and visible veins and blood vessels, often referred to as varicose or spider veins. These veins can form anywhere on the body but typically form on the legs and face. During treatment, we inject a specialized solution directly into the veins, which causes blood to flow into healthier veins and forces the varicose veins to collapse. The veins then fade within the weeks following the treatment.

At Believe Image, we offer treatments with Asclera®, an effective, non-surgical injectable designed to eliminate varicose veins, improve skin tone and texture, and promote patient confidence.

Laser Vein Treatment Vs. Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy injections and laser treatments are the most common treatment methods for varicose and spider veins. Still, sclerotherapy injections are better and more effective than laser vein treatments. Laser treatments are more expensive and more painful than injections and have the potential risk of post-treatment discoloration, especially for patients with darker skin tones.

Injections can treat larger veins on the face and body, while the effectiveness of a laser vein treatment is limited to smaller visible vessels. Since laser treatments are painful, patients must return for multiple treatments as treating the entire affected area at once is often not well tolerated. Injections into the vein are quick and efficient and don’t cause the same level of discomfort as laser treatments; therefore, patients will need fewer sessions to reach their goals.

What Are the Treatment Benefits?

Asclera® is a sclerotherapy treatment that can eliminate unsightly veins and improve skin tone and texture. The injectable medication provides patients with a safe option to treat venous disease and improve patient confidence. It’s an in-office treatment that naturally treats varicose veins. Some of the treatment benefits include the following:

  • The treatment process is safe and FDA-approved
  • Treatments are quick and convenient
  • Patients have a high satisfaction rate post-treatment
  • The treatment process is comfortable and tolerable
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How Does It Work?

Once we schedule an initial consultation to evaluate the veins you want to eliminate and confirm your treatment eligibility, we can schedule your appointment. When you arrive at our office, we’ll inject Asclera® directly into the vein. In the weeks following your treatment, the veins will collapse and fade, becoming increasingly less visible over time. The body will respond to the treatment process by absorbing and flushing the collapsed vein from the system.

What Can It Treat?

This treatment eliminates the unsightly spider and varicose veins that affect the lower half of the body. It can eliminate uncomplicated spider veins with a diameter of less than one mm and uncomplicated small varicose veins ranging in size from one to three mm, also known as reticular veins.

How Long Do Treatments Take?

A typical treatment ranges from 15 to 45 minutes. Treatment times depend on the size and number of veins you choose to treat during a single appointment. At your initial consultation, we can determine how long your treatment should take so you can plan accordingly.

What Causes Varicose and Spider Veins?

Varicose and spider veins can appear anywhere on the body but typically affect the legs. Genetics, age, gender, lifestyle, and hormones can all contribute to the formation of these veins. The risk of varicose veins increases with age, and women are more prone to this condition than men due to hormonal changes over time.


Pregnant women are also at an increased risk of developing varicose or spider veins due to excess blood volume and the vein enlargement that results. Being overweight or obese can also contribute to varicose veins due to the excess weight and pressure on the veins over time. Working a job that requires standing for extended periods or sitting for too long can also prevent blood flow and cause these veins to form.

Is There Downtime?

You won’t have to plan for downtime after your treatment, and you can walk around when it’s over. We will provide complete aftercare instructions, but we typically recommend that patients avoid strenuous exercise for the first few days post-treatment.


After the injections, you may be directed to wear compression stockings for the first few weeks, walk daily to encourage healthy blood flow, and avoid the sun, exposure, long flights, and heat, including saunas and hot showers and baths for the first two to three days post-treatment.

How Long Will My Results Last?

You can expect permanent results after we treat the varicose or spider vein with Asclera®. While this treatment does treat visible varicose and spider veins, it can’t prevent new ones from forming. However, you can prevent future varicose and spider veins by living a healthy lifestyle, losing weight if you are overweight or obese, and engaging in regular daily activity to encourage healthy blood flow.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you have varicose or spider veins affecting your confidence or causing you discomfort, you may be the perfect candidate for Asclera®. Patients with a known allergy to polidocanol, the active ingredient in this injectable, will not qualify for treatment. Additionally, patients with blood clotting or acute vein diseases are not eligible for treatment.

Eliminate Your Varicose Veins for Good

Sclerotherapy is the perfect vein treatment for patients who want to eliminate those unsightly varicose and spider veins, preventing them from feeling confident in their appearance. If you want to invest in a treatment that will boost your confidence, improve the appearance of your skin, and eliminate those veins permanently, we can design a treatment plan that’s safe, effective, and comfortable so you can enjoy beautiful, healthy-looking skin long-term.

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