Stained, sore spot a year after sclerotherapy (Photo)
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Staining after Sclerotherapy
It looks like it could be Hemosiderin staining. This type of "staining " is caused after bruising and is not uncommon with sclerotherapy. It can be treated with fraxel lasers and lightening creams. I suggest a formal consultation with an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
Stained, sore spot a year after sclerotherapy
Scarring, chronic pain and hyperpigmentation are well known risks of sclerotherapy treatment but they occur infrequently. Scarring may improve over time and silicone gel sheathing may help for hypertrophic scars. Hyperpigmentation can be addressed with local hydroquinone (bleaching agent) or laser (both these approaches have their risks and benefits). Rarely a superficial localized clot may occur which may need drainage if it does not dissolve over time. Recommend follow up with your doctor that administered the initial treatment for further evaluation and treatment.
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