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Suggest treatment for purple scars on the legs after a varicose vein surgery

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: I have several dark purple scars on my legs from a varicose vein operation 10 months ago. When will they fade? Will they ever fade? Is there something I can do to remove the discoloration?
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Pigmentation will persist

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms

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Greetings if the day

Dear Ms

The discolouration of skin at site of varicose veins is due to disintegration of red blood cells and deposition of hemosiderin pigment. This pigmentation is irreversible and likely to stay lifelong.
I personally recommend the individuals to leave them alone. If cosmetic appearance is of concern , then laser treatment can be tried.

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you

take Care'

Best Regards
Dr Shobha Deepak
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Brief Answer: Pigmentation will persist Detailed Answer: Dear Ms Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings if the day Dear Ms The discolouration of skin at site of varicose veins is due to disintegration of red blood cells and deposition of hemosiderin pigment. This pigmentation is irreversible and likely to stay lifelong. I personally recommend the individuals to leave them alone. If cosmetic appearance is of concern , then laser treatment can be tried. Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you take Care' Best Regards Dr Shobha Deepak