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Can a slough appear 1 week after sclerotherapy treatment, or would you see & feel signs of it sooner?
It can happen a week later, but the skin usually looks different after the injections before that.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD
If there is significant infiltration of solution into the surrounding areas, normally there would be an inflammatory response first with redness, pain and then sloughing of overlying skin. Depending on how much solution, strength of solution and type of solution, changes can occur as early 5 days and as late as a month.
Early treatment of these areas can help reduce permanent discoloration or scaring.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT
By slough I assume you mean ulcer formation. An ulcer can occur anywhere from several days to several weeks after sclerotherapy depending on the concentration and type of solution used and the amount escaping into the tissues. Usually at the time of injection there are signs that may suggest a potential problem such as blanching of the skin around the injection site, pain on injection or continued pain after the treatment.