Could Sclerotherapy or ND Yag Laser for big blue veins pose "real risks" and prove to be very problematic?
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Sclerotherapy of blue veins in Los Angeles
It is not uncommon for sclero to be performed on reticular blue veins. The dangers are more commonly associated with superficial thrombophlebitis.
Sclerotherapy is not a permanent cure. Over time other veins can form. Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for small vein treatment. I have never seen a clot dislodge from a sclerotherapy treated vein and go "elsewhere". There is always a risk of developing a DVT from treating leg veins with sclerotherapy but this risk is extremely low. If you are referring to loss of vision from treating temporal veins, this risk is even lower and, although it is talked about, I am not aware of any reported case in the literature. The bottom line is that sclerotherapy is extremely safe when performed by an experienced injector.
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