Polidocanol, now FDA-approved name is called Asclera and Sotradecol have replaced painful saline solutions. Now the medicine is painless, and doesn’t sting patients. It can be given in a liquid or foam based injection, as seen on Dr. Oz.
All sclerosing medicines make the vein look like it disappears at the time of the injection- this shows us that the vein was treated- but it is a biological process for the vein to close. We have found that compression stockings after the sessions improve appearance and minimize the risks of side effects like staining or matting. This is an international consensus.