Is Endovenous Laser Ablation effective in treating lipodermatosclerosis?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 8 answers . 4 years ago

Is EVLT recommended for lipodermatosclerosis (LDS)?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Indirectly yes. The cause of LDS is venous insufficiency. If a patient has isolated surface vein problems and these are effectively treated with Laser Ablation. LDS should improve over time. The pigmentation usually doesn't change much however.

In patients with combined surface and deep vein insufficiency the may only partially improve because all of the vein valve problems are not treated if you only treat the surface veins with laser.

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

Indirectly yes. The cause of LDS is venous insufficiency. If a patient has isolated surface vein problems and these are effectively treated with Laser Ablation. LDS should improve over time. The pigmentation usually doesn't change much however.

In patients with combined surface and deep vein insufficiency the may only partially improve because all of the vein valve problems are not treated if you only treat the surface veins with laser.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

LDS is a chronic skin change due to long standing venous insufficiency. It would be wise to treat the vein disease if possible. The LDS areas may improve with time as well. The problems with LDS is that these areas may eventually break down to form ulcerations.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

LDS is a chronic skin change due to long standing venous insufficiency. It would be wise to treat the vein disease if possible. The LDS areas may improve with time as well. The problems with LDS is that these areas may eventually break down to form ulcerations.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Yes, when it is due to superficial venous insufficiency.

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

Yes, when it is due to superficial venous insufficiency.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

Lipodermatosclerosis is a form of scarring due to venous insufficiency. It will not go away with the laser procedure but may improve if they get rid of the cause of your venous insufficeincy

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Lipodermatosclerosis is a form of scarring due to venous insufficiency. It will not go away with the laser procedure but may improve if they get rid of the cause of your venous insufficeincy


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Usually lipdermatosclerosis fades afters EVLT, but I've never seen it completely resolve.

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

Usually lipdermatosclerosis fades afters EVLT, but I've never seen it completely resolve.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Lipodermatosclerosis implies permanent skin damage. The endovenous procedures stabilize the problem and potentially help avoid ulcers. Skin discoloration will persist however.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Lipodermatosclerosis implies permanent skin damage. The endovenous procedures stabilize the problem and potentially help avoid ulcers. Skin discoloration will persist however.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The underlying cause of lipodermatosclerosis is CHRONIC venous insufficiency. The skin changes are a result of long standing venous insufficiency. If there is a corresponding saphenous vein reflux, endovenous ablation will help this but will not reverse the skin changes. Vein ablation,by reducing reflux, will help to prevent future ulcerations.

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

The underlying cause of lipodermatosclerosis is CHRONIC venous insufficiency. The skin changes are a result of long standing venous insufficiency. If there is a corresponding saphenous vein reflux, endovenous ablation will help this but will not reverse the skin changes. Vein ablation,by reducing reflux, will help to prevent future ulcerations.


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

Lipodermatosclerosis is a form of scarring due to lymphedema or venous insufficeincy. It will not go away with the laser procedure but may improve if they get rid of the cause of your venous insufficeincy

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

Lipodermatosclerosis is a form of scarring due to lymphedema or venous insufficeincy. It will not go away with the laser procedure but may improve if they get rid of the cause of your venous insufficeincy


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