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What are side effects of sclerotherapy?

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  • Larger veins that have been injected may become lumpy and hard and may require several months to dissolve and fade.
  • Brown lines or spots may appear at the vein site. In most cases, they disappear within three to six months.
  • New, tiny blood vessels may occur at the site of sclerotherapy treatment. These tiny veins can appear days or weeks after the procedure, but should fade within three to twelve months without further treatment.

From: Skin and Sclerotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Sclerotherapy."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Sclerotherapy."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

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