Why did I form dead tissue around my microablation site that needed to be removed?

After a closure procedure and microablation, what would cause the tissue in the treatment area to die, requiring me to have to have it opened up and have the dead tissue removed?

Answers from doctors (6)


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Mar 12, 2015

It's only a guess, but too much local anesthetic (especially one containing epinephrine) could cause a localized area of ischemia and subsequent tissue necrosis.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

It's only a guess, but too much local anesthetic (especially one containing epinephrine) could cause a localized area of ischemia and subsequent tissue necrosis.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Mar 10, 2015

Anytime you are treating vein issues, you are basically forcing the vein closed using either a laser/RF or a chemical sclerosant. What it sounds like is that you actually got a chemical burn from the injection during the micro ablation procedure. It is a potential complication whenever someone is undergoing sclerotherapy. The dead tissue is the the result of the chemical burn.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

Anytime you are treating vein issues, you are basically forcing the vein closed using either a laser/RF or a chemical sclerosant. What it sounds like is that you actually got a chemical burn from the injection during the micro ablation procedure. It is a potential complication whenever someone is undergoing sclerotherapy. The dead tissue is the the result of the chemical burn.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Mar 10, 2015

You probably had a skin burn from the laser closure that required debridement.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

You probably had a skin burn from the laser closure that required debridement.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Vein Clinic

Published on Mar 10, 2015

I've not heard of this before. It's possible the energy from the radiofrequency was affecting tissues outside the vein. That would be my best guess.

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Answered by The Vein Clinic

I've not heard of this before. It's possible the energy from the radiofrequency was affecting tissues outside the vein. That would be my best guess.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Byrne Road Vein Clinic

Published on Mar 10, 2015

Out of the 2000 procedures done in this office, we have never seen this happen. You might want to get a second opinion.

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Answered by Byrne Road Vein Clinic

Out of the 2000 procedures done in this office, we have never seen this happen. You might want to get a second opinion.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veincare of Arizona

Published on Mar 10, 2015

This is a wound care issue and every patient heals differently. Ask your doctor for an explanation.

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Answered by Veincare of Arizona

This is a wound care issue and every patient heals differently. Ask your doctor for an explanation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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