I've had many foam sclerotherapy treatments. Could this have long-term effects?

I started with laser treatment and now I'm continually having to follow up with foam sclerotherapy treatments and glue. I feel like he's shutting down every vein I own! I know my legs are a mess. It's hereditary; both my parents have vein issues. But I am only 35 and have no children. I'm starting to worry after about the treatments. Am I doing myself harm? Should I continue?

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Unfortunately, vein problems can be a lifelong problem and are due to many reasons including genetics, aging, pregnancies, and hormonal changes. You need to think in terms of maintenance, which could be indefinite to keep your veins under control. I do not feel that treating your veins is going to harm you. You need to weigh the benefits of treatment versus the problems that will worsen over time.

Published on Dec 19, 2018

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Unfortunately, vein problems can be a lifelong problem and are due to many reasons including genetics, aging, pregnancies, and hormonal changes. You need to think in terms of maintenance, which could be indefinite to keep your veins under control. I do not feel that treating your veins is going to harm you. You need to weigh the benefits of treatment versus the problems that will worsen over time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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