About 2 Weeks Ago I Had Spider Veins Removed from my Legs Using a Cutera Coolglide by a Nurse. I Now Have Brown Scabs?

which are coming off and leaving bright spots underneath. This is on both sides of both both legs..very worried this will be permanent. I have used Avene Cicalfate for a litle over a week..no much improvement. Switched to Vit E Oil, cocoa butter and Aloe Vera...mixed together. Please help!!!

Doctor Answers 3

Spider vein treatments with lasers and post procedure skin care

Thank you for your question.

A picture would have been helpful.

However, post sclerotherapy care is very important as the appearance worsens before it gets better. Typically, inadequate compression either from not wearing adequate strength compression stockings or not wearing compression stockings at all or not wearing them for an adequate period of time (2 weeks to 3 months) can affect the outcome and also result in hyperpigmentation. 

Hyperpigmentation can be reduced by use of stockings, using topical creams like VenaQuin and VenoLucent and avoiding sun damage. 

Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Post Spider Vein Treatment Scabs

Thank you for your question. Just use sunscreen, and the spots typically go away in 2 months or so.  Avoid the sun, use sunscreen every 2 hours outside, and avoid treatments until you are healed.  Be certain to be under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with expertise in laser procedures for the most effective and safe treatments. I hope this helps.

Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD
Bay Area Dermatologist
3.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Scabbing From Vein Treatment

I recommend you consult immediately with a board-certified physician experienced in treating leg veins.  You should not have scabbing from laser treatments to leg veins.  In our practice we hardly use lasers for treating leg veins and nurses do not perform laser treatments on my patients.  The scabs need to be treated to prevent permanent discoloration and scarring. 

Channing R. Barnett, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.1 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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