A problem with sclerotherapy for leg veins?

I have had 8 or 9 sclerotherapy treatments for spider veins. My doctor will not discuss with me, but they are much worse now than when I started. I only started for my ankle area now they are even on the front of my legs.. He will not talk about laser but my question to you is do you think that I should try laser since sclerotherapy has made them worse? Thank you so much for your advice. Ms. Jakey White

In general, lasers are not effective for leg veins, despite what the advertising says, unless they are used inside the leg vein (only for larger varicose veins).    I would recommend a second and perhaps even third opinion in your situation.   There are many different “sclerosing” solutions that are used and it’s possible that the one that’s being used just doesn’t agree with you.  


Check out another article I wrote about leg veins!

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