Are there any complications involved with Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy . 10 answers . 4 years ago

Are there any complications such as skin wounds after Sclerotherapy?

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4 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Usually the side effects of Sclerotherapy are tolerable and temporary. Patient might experience itching, tenderness, skin bruising, and redness at the injected area. However, not sclerosing agents are safe, only a few are considered truly safe and effective for vein treatment in the United States today. Contraindications to sclerotherapy are rare and include pregnancy and allergy to the sclerosing agents. Patients with severe arterial obstruction to the legs are very poor candidates for venous sclerotherapy, because they cannot tolerate compression needed after the treatment and cannot ambulate freely. On the other hand, diabetic patients with good blood sugar control may be treated, but with caution.

4 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Usually the side effects of Sclerotherapy are tolerable and temporary. Patient might experience itching, tenderness, skin bruising, and redness at the injected area. However, not sclerosing agents are safe, only a few are considered truly safe and effective for vein treatment in the United States today. Contraindications to sclerotherapy are rare and include pregnancy and allergy to the sclerosing agents. Patients with severe arterial obstruction to the legs are very poor candidates for venous sclerotherapy, because they cannot tolerate compression needed after the treatment and cannot ambulate freely. On the other hand, diabetic patients with good blood sugar control may be treated, but with caution.


4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Rarely severe skin reaction can occur. More likely is some some skin pigmentation which generally resolves over time.

4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Rarely severe skin reaction can occur. More likely is some some skin pigmentation which generally resolves over time.


4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

Depends on the type of solution and complications listed by the drug manufacturer. You can google Sclerotherapy and look at the complication rates or make an appointment.

4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

Depends on the type of solution and complications listed by the drug manufacturer. You can google Sclerotherapy and look at the complication rates or make an appointment.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Serious complications or scarring are very rare. Hyperpigmentation however is very common.

4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Serious complications or scarring are very rare. Hyperpigmentation however is very common.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

There are rare complications which include skin ulceration, discoloration (staining), and matting development of clusters of tiny veins)

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

There are rare complications which include skin ulceration, discoloration (staining), and matting development of clusters of tiny veins)


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy is typically safe. Complications are very rare. The most common complications are darkening of the skin and matting (new tiny veins). These are usually temporary without further treatment. Other rare complications include blood getting trapped in veins treated, blood clot, allergic reaction, migraine headache, and skin ulcer (the rarest complication).

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy is typically safe. Complications are very rare. The most common complications are darkening of the skin and matting (new tiny veins). These are usually temporary without further treatment. Other rare complications include blood getting trapped in veins treated, blood clot, allergic reaction, migraine headache, and skin ulcer (the rarest complication).


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

As with anything that is injected. sclerotherapy does have potential complications. There are many agents that are used for sclerotherapy such as saline, tetradecylsulfate, glycerine and polidocanol. Each agent has potential complications such as staining(brownish discoloration), matting and even ulcerations of the skin. Fortunately, the complications are few and even less with an experienced sclerotherapist.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

As with anything that is injected. sclerotherapy does have potential complications. There are many agents that are used for sclerotherapy such as saline, tetradecylsulfate, glycerine and polidocanol. Each agent has potential complications such as staining(brownish discoloration), matting and even ulcerations of the skin. Fortunately, the complications are few and even less with an experienced sclerotherapist.


4 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida (View Profile)

Yes with any procedure in life there will always be some risk of complications. usually there is just bruising and welting but you can get sores or discoloration, very rarely could you get anything else.

4 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida (View Profile)

Yes with any procedure in life there will always be some risk of complications. usually there is just bruising and welting but you can get sores or discoloration, very rarely could you get anything else.


4 years ago by North Shore Vein Center (View Profile)

There are numerous adverse sequelae that may arise after sclerotherapy. Some of these may include hyperpigmentation due to iron deposits, temporary swelling, telangiectatic matting (fine, red spider veins that develop in a treated area), localized redness (known as urticaria), cutaneous necrosis and systemic allergic reactions. Most of these resolve with minimal treatment but some can be permanent in a small number of cases.

4 years ago by North Shore Vein Center (View Profile)

There are numerous adverse sequelae that may arise after sclerotherapy. Some of these may include hyperpigmentation due to iron deposits, temporary swelling, telangiectatic matting (fine, red spider veins that develop in a treated area), localized redness (known as urticaria), cutaneous necrosis and systemic allergic reactions. Most of these resolve with minimal treatment but some can be permanent in a small number of cases.


3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There are numerous adverse sequelae that may arise after sclerotherapy. Some of these may include hyperpigmentation due to iron deposits, temporary swelling, telangiectatic matting (fine, red spider veins that develop in a treated area), localized redness (known as urticaria), cutaneous necrosis and systemic allergic reactions. Most of these resolve with minimal treatment but some can be permanent in a small number of cases.

3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There are numerous adverse sequelae that may arise after sclerotherapy. Some of these may include hyperpigmentation due to iron deposits, temporary swelling, telangiectatic matting (fine, red spider veins that develop in a treated area), localized redness (known as urticaria), cutaneous necrosis and systemic allergic reactions. Most of these resolve with minimal treatment but some can be permanent in a small number of cases.


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