Risks & Complications of Varicose Vein Treatments


Generally speaking, complications related to varicose vein treatment are rare.
Serious complications, such as life threatening allergy and/or blood clots, may occur with any treatment for large varicose veins. Infection may occur with any surgery, and skin burns may occur with any form of laser/light source treatment or sclerotherapy. Minor complications may include temporary discomfort, bruising, swelling, discoloration, or reddish blushing of the skin following treatment. To understand more about the specific expectations of any varicose vein treatment, it is important to discuss these or any other concerns with your treatment provider when considering your procedures. Although these risks are small, no procedure is risk free.

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