This patch of discoloration is at the top of my thigh. Is it normal? (Photo)
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Discoloration from Schlotherapy
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Hyperpigmentation after sclerotherapy is common - Q switched lasers or Topical Creams
Thank you for your post.
Hyperpigmentation occurs after sclerotherapy and depends on the product used. Some sclerosants are more effective than others but are more likely to cause hyperpigmentation, which arises due to leakiness of the veins after it has been chemiically irritated (sclerosed). Topical creams such as Venaquin and VenoLucent can help this process, which may take up to a year or more to clear.
I always recommend my patients to wear stockings after sclerotherapy to reduce the likelihood of hyperpigmentation.
The alternative is to spend a lot of money to accelerate the healing with Q switched lasers.
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