Q. Are there any side effects to treating veins with sclerotherapy?
A. No procedure is perfect, but sclerotherapy vein treatment has a very low incidence of side effects. Examples of these are bruising at the injection site, tenderness, temporary hypopigmentation, sloughing, allergic reactions, itching, mild to moderate pain, blood accumulation of the treated vessel or small areas of blush vessels. However, these side effects are rare, and most patients heal without incident.
Another option to treating superficial veins is Intense Pulsed Light.