How to sort post sclerotherapy scarring ?
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Post sclerotherapy hyperpigmentation treatment with topicals and Q switched lasers
I agree with the use of topical creams to reduce post sclerotherapy hyperpigmentation and PIH relief (see link). Residual permanent staining can also be addressed with Q switched lasers.
H Karamanoukian MD FACS
certified vein specialist from ABVLM
Sclerotherapy complications and treatment with expert
I would use Melarase PM followed by laser treatments with q switch laser to remove the pigmentation.
Post sclerotherapy staining
Post sclerotherapy staining in most cases resolves on its own and may take up to one year. Staining may be improved by evacuating any trapped blood in the area as well as by ensuring that any feeding veins to the area are closed. A Q switch laser can also help with the staining. You should follow up with your treating physician or see a vein specialist.
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The hyperpigmentation should be improved by now. The healing time also depends on the size of the veins treated. If your veins were the large, blue colored type (varicose veins or large reticular veins), they can sometimes take several months to disappear. There are also certain factors that result in the treated veins to remain discolored for a longer time, such as hormonal therapy (for menopause, or birth control) and sun exposure to area soon after sclerotherapy. The most effective treatment for the hyperpigmentation would be laser, if it still remains after 6 months. Hope this helps!
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