Veins are still there after having sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy . 7 answers . 3 years ago

I have had 3 treatments of sclerotherapy at Kaiser because of leg pain associated with 22 years of teaching and standing. The ugly veins are still there and the doctor says to wear compression stockings and live with them. Do I have to?

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2 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

No. Probably there is a good reason for the treatment failure. You need to
see a specialist vein doctor (phlebologist).

2 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

No. Probably there is a good reason for the treatment failure. You need to
see a specialist vein doctor (phlebologist).


3 years ago by OC VeinCare and Diagnostic Center (View Profile)

You will most likely need an ultrasound to look at your superficial and deep system and note reflux. You may need an ablation of the affected vein/s to alleviate your symptoms. Cosmetic visible veins are easy to treat but more importantly is thevtreatment of the underlying cause.

3 years ago by OC VeinCare and Diagnostic Center (View Profile)

You will most likely need an ultrasound to look at your superficial and deep system and note reflux. You may need an ablation of the affected vein/s to alleviate your symptoms. Cosmetic visible veins are easy to treat but more importantly is thevtreatment of the underlying cause.


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

Was an ultrasound done to check the valve function of the deeper veins. If not this needs to be evaluated. This sounds like the underlying cause if your problem. It may be possible to treat other surface veins for your symptoms.

Michael D. Ingegno

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

Was an ultrasound done to check the valve function of the deeper veins. If not this needs to be evaluated. This sounds like the underlying cause if your problem. It may be possible to treat other surface veins for your symptoms.

Michael D. Ingegno


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

Get another opinion.

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

Get another opinion.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

No you do not have to. It would be interesting to know which veins were injected and why. Deeper incompetent veins? I would recommend researching to find an experienced surgeon specializing in vein treatment and get a full evaluation including ultrasound and trans-illumination. They will be able to give you your full treatment options.

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

No you do not have to. It would be interesting to know which veins were injected and why. Deeper incompetent veins? I would recommend researching to find an experienced surgeon specializing in vein treatment and get a full evaluation including ultrasound and trans-illumination. They will be able to give you your full treatment options.


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

You should have a venous reflux exam to see if there is an underlying cause for the veins. If there is reflux, then this should be treated first. Also, The sclerotherapy may need to be a different or stronger solution. I would recommend you see a vein care specialist.

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

You should have a venous reflux exam to see if there is an underlying cause for the veins. If there is reflux, then this should be treated first. Also, The sclerotherapy may need to be a different or stronger solution. I would recommend you see a vein care specialist.


3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

You should have a venous reflux exam to see if there is an underlying cause for the veins. If there is reflux, then this should be treated first. Also, The sclerotherapy may need to be a different solution. Or you may just need additional sclerotherapy. On average 3 sclerotherapy treatments will result in disappearance of a given cluster of veins, it is the average response which means that some people will require a few more than 3 , and it can take up to six. I would recommend you consider seeing a vein care specialist.

3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

You should have a venous reflux exam to see if there is an underlying cause for the veins. If there is reflux, then this should be treated first. Also, The sclerotherapy may need to be a different solution. Or you may just need additional sclerotherapy. On average 3 sclerotherapy treatments will result in disappearance of a given cluster of veins, it is the average response which means that some people will require a few more than 3 , and it can take up to six. I would recommend you consider seeing a vein care specialist.


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