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.