Vein Treatment Complications
Are there any complications and/or risks involved with the treatments?
Yes, as with any therapeutic technique, Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Laser may cause complications or side effects. Some common occurrences include; Skin Pigmentation, Trapped Blood and Matting.
How frequently does skin pigmentation occur after treatment?
Skin Pigmentation - Approximately 1 in 3 patients develop skin discolouration which usually last 4 to 6 months.
How frequently does trapped blood occur after treatment?
Trapped Blood - Approximately 1 in 3 patients develop small localised areas of trapped blood. This is readily treated at a 2 to 4 week follow up visit by needle drainage.
How frequently does mating occur after treatment?
Small fine new blood vessels (Matting) - Approximately 1 in 10 patients develop patches of skin with new very fine blood vessels.
How frequently does phlebitis occur after treatment?
Phlebitis- Approximately 1 in 70 treatment sessions (especially UGS) produces a length of tender, inflamed veins which usually lasts 10 to 14 days. An anti-inflammatory medication may be used, along with the compression stockings. 1 in 10 of these Thrombophlebitis cases can progress to DVT.