Why hasn't sclerotherapy worked? Why are the veins treated and surrounding veins are getting worse, despite attending the same clinic for 10 years?

I first got my veins treated 10 years ago. I had about 5 bulging veins on the back of my leg below the knee--they also only appear when I stand up. After my 2 sessions of sclerotherapy, it seemed to have worked but over a year or two they resurfaced and had more than before. I've been continuously attending the clinic since then and the veins never went away again after years of numerous sclerotherapy treatments. There seems to be more than ever like a cluster of small bulging veins.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (1)


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

There are many reasons why veins can reform or not resolve after treatment. I would first recommend a venous ultrasound to look for a possible reason for the veins such as great or small saphenous reflux or even perforator vein reflux. There could also be reticular veins in the skin feeding your resistant veins.

Published on Feb 19, 2020

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

There are many reasons why veins can reform or not resolve after treatment. I would first recommend a venous ultrasound to look for a possible reason for the veins such as great or small saphenous reflux or even perforator vein reflux. There could also be reticular veins in the skin feeding your resistant veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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