Side Effects of Sclerotherapy
- Raised red areas
- Small skin sores
- Darkened skin in the form of lines or spots
- Multiple tiny red blood vessels
When to Consider Sclerotherapy
- night cramps
- the legs feeling very heavy or tired
Sclerotherapy may not be effective for everyone. Under 10% of people may not have any response to the treatment, regardless of the size of the veins in question.
If sclerotherapy is ineffective or unsuitable, a doctor may try injecting a different sclerosing solution or recommend another approach, such as cutaneous laser therapy.
What to Expect Following Sclerotherapy
Veins that respond to treatment generally don't come back, but new veins may appear.