I am a black female and I had sclerotherapy treatments a month ago on the front of my leg for the straight bluish green veins and the wiggly bluish green veins on the back of my leg. The veins turned a brownish color. How long will it take the brownish color to fade away. I'v had sclerotherapy treatments before about 7 yrs ago and I did not have this problem. My legs bruised but the bruising did not last long. I have another appt. next week but now Im skeptical about keeping it. Thanks!
After sclerotherapy treatments, when does the brownish color go away? (photo)
Doctor Answers 4
Should resolve on it's own over time.
Staining after sclerotherapy
The dark staining after sclerotherapy is not uncommon. it can last for months, or longer, but it usually does lighten significantly over time. I would keep the appointment and show your treating clinician the spots you are concerned about and see what he/she has to say. You can always opt to not have a treatment after being examined. However, if there are other veins that remain, usually having them treated will improve the overall appearance while you are waiting for the staining to fade.
Hyperpigmentation after sclerotherapy and skin type and color
Hyperpigmentation of the skin can occur after sclerotherapy in anyone and is a known side effect of traditional or foam sclerotherapy. It is more likely when reticular veins are injected and also when large veins under the skin (aricose veins > 6 mm) are injected.
I recommend Scleroquin cream. see the link below.
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Sclerotherapy is good for small veins and spider veins.
Large veins, require surgical removal or the very large varicose veins endolaser.
The brown pigmentation is due to hemosiderin the iron oxide rom the blood. It can stay up to one year. creams do not improve it. I am not sure even if there is a laser that can affect it since we need laser wave length absorbed by the iron.
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