Leg disoloration

Venous Reflux Exams . 5 answers . 2 years ago

I was diagnosed with venous insufficiency which was treated, but left me with scars from the sores and leg discoloration. I wonder if there is anything with lasers perhaps which can eliminate the scars and at least lighten the discoloration.

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Unfortunately, your question is somewhat vague.I don't know exactly what kind of treatment you've had and when it was done. This would affect recommendations. Probably seeing a dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic disorders would be your best bet.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Unfortunately, your question is somewhat vague.I don't know exactly what kind of treatment you've had and when it was done. This would affect recommendations. Probably seeing a dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic disorders would be your best bet.


2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

It would be a good idea to have another ultrasound to make sure all of those refluxing veins were treated first, then I'm sure there are treatments available for skin discoloration, most likely at a clinic that does cosmetic laser treatments.

2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

It would be a good idea to have another ultrasound to make sure all of those refluxing veins were treated first, then I'm sure there are treatments available for skin discoloration, most likely at a clinic that does cosmetic laser treatments.


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

If the venous insufficiency underlying the skin changes is corrected, and if you wear medical-grade elastic compression stockings daily and achieve near-normal weight, the skin changes often will improve tremendously over the course of a year or so.

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

If the venous insufficiency underlying the skin changes is corrected, and if you wear medical-grade elastic compression stockings daily and achieve near-normal weight, the skin changes often will improve tremendously over the course of a year or so.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

If the discoloration is from the chronic venous insufficiency (venous stasis dermatitis) it might never clear. If the discoloration is due to the procedures themselves, then just be patient. It might take several months to a few years sometimes to resolve. There is no laser that will help.

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

If the discoloration is from the chronic venous insufficiency (venous stasis dermatitis) it might never clear. If the discoloration is due to the procedures themselves, then just be patient. It might take several months to a few years sometimes to resolve. There is no laser that will help.


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

Lasers will not lighten the skin nor eliminate the scars. If you have underlying superficial reflux that has not been treated, treating this may help to improve the texture of the skin and may achieve some improvement in the skin color. Bleaching agents such as hydroquinolone and retin-A may also help. An emollient called Bag Balm has also been shown to improve skin texture and color.

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

Lasers will not lighten the skin nor eliminate the scars. If you have underlying superficial reflux that has not been treated, treating this may help to improve the texture of the skin and may achieve some improvement in the skin color. Bleaching agents such as hydroquinolone and retin-A may also help. An emollient called Bag Balm has also been shown to improve skin texture and color.


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