During my VeinWave procedure, the therapist burned my skin. I now have bright red pitted scarring. Is this scarring permanent?

I had the VeinWave procedure three weeks ago. The therapist burned my skin and the area is just not healing. I have bright red pitted scarring. Is this scarring permanent?

Answers from doctors (7)


NE Laser Vein Institute LLC

Published on Apr 14, 2016

If it's radiofrequency, they will usually look burnt for a couple of weeks until it scabs.
If it is not getting better, please have your doctor examine the area.

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Answered by NE Laser Vein Institute LLC

If it's radiofrequency, they will usually look burnt for a couple of weeks until it scabs.
If it is not getting better, please have your doctor examine the area.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Mar 29, 2016

It could be a burn. I can't answer the scarring question without seeing it. I would seek out a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to get the best treatment to minimize potential scarring.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

It could be a burn. I can't answer the scarring question without seeing it. I would seek out a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to get the best treatment to minimize potential scarring.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Mar 28, 2016

You should apply a healing cream such as Dermaka 2-3 times a day for healing. This is not the normal healing process for VeinWave. You may want to seek a second opinion from an experience medical/cosmetic office to advise you.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You should apply a healing cream such as Dermaka 2-3 times a day for healing. This is not the normal healing process for VeinWave. You may want to seek a second opinion from an experience medical/cosmetic office to advise you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Mar 28, 2016

Maybe. I suggest you consult with your primary care physician or a wound specialist.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Maybe. I suggest you consult with your primary care physician or a wound specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor St. Louis Vein Center

Published on Mar 28, 2016

It is hard to know. It may heal without a scar, or you may have a scar. I recommend you see a doctor about it.

Answered by St. Louis Vein Center (View Profile)

It is hard to know. It may heal without a scar, or you may have a scar. I recommend you see a doctor about it.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

Published on Mar 28, 2016

Without a picture, it is difficult to say what is happening. Send a picture to my email--via the contact form on my website--and I can take a look at it.

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Answered by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

Without a picture, it is difficult to say what is happening. Send a picture to my email--via the contact form on my website--and I can take a look at it.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

Published on Mar 28, 2016

Normally, the little scabs go away over the next 2-4 weeks and do not usually scar.

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Answered by Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

Normally, the little scabs go away over the next 2-4 weeks and do not usually scar.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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