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Is it necessary to use topicals after sclerotherapy?

June 09, 2017

The short answer is yes !  Topicals are a necessary adjunct to cosmetic sclerotherapy for several reasons. First, the correct use of topical products will reduce the likelihood of hyperpigmentation. The sclerosant solution can trap blood in the vein which can seep out of the injured vein, causing the trapping of blood pigments and hemosiderin surrounding tissue. Oxidation of these pigments causes bronzing of the skin. 

Other adjuncts are sun protection and we recommend Spectrase.

The third component is use of compression stockings from anywhere between 3 weeks to 3 months. 

"Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a Plastic Surgeon and Vein Specialist in Santa Monica, CA says that "UV protection is a very very important component in reducing post inflammatory hyperpigmenttion (PIH) and Spectrase is super for this ! 

You can order Spectrase here.





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