What is this dark brown spot? I have it on both legs, two different areas. (Photo)

These had scleropathy done 4 months ago. Will this go away? Do I give it time or this a permanent thing? Is there anything that I can put on it to make it fade? These are on the lower parts of my legs.

Doctor Answers 3


Thank you for your question in regards to sclerotherapy. Discoloration can occur after vein treatments and can take up to a year to resolve on its own. Although, some lasers are used to help break up the dyschromia. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Brown Spot On Leg After Sclerotherapy

This is hyperpigmentation from the vein treatment and can use laser treatment. I suggest seeing an expert physician.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Retained coagulum after sclerotherapy needs to be drained

Looks like retained coagulum from inadequate compression after sclerotherapy. Your doctor could drain that with needle puncture to improve cosmetic appearance,

Dr H Karamanoukian
RealSelf100 Member

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