Dermatological Changes

Issues like eczema, hyperpigmentation and atrophie blanche are common skin issues associated with vein disease.
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What types of dermatological changes from vein disease are common?

There are several dermatological changes that can take place in the skin in response to vein disease, changing the appearance and texture of the skin in the affected area, some of them are as follows.

Venous Eczema

Venous Eczema or Venous Statis Dermatitis is a form of Eczema that occurs when there is a veinous issue, usually in the legs. It keeps blood from moving through its’ intended path and can cause fluid and pressure buildup. When this happens, blood is more likely to leak from the veins and into the skin, causing discoloration.

Venous Hyperpigmentation

Many levels of vein disease cause light-to-moderate and heavy pigmentation changes in the skin, usually of the lower legs. The skin turns a dark reddish-to-bronze color as it darkens.

Atrophie Blanche

Atrophie Blanche describes a type of scarring that occurs in the area of an ulcer after healing. Venous ulcers initially occur due to damage to the veins’ valves that control blood pressure. They tend to be recurring, painful, and chronic lower leg ulcers.

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Treatment for Skin Discoloration, Eczema, and Hyperpigmentation as a Result of Vein Disease

Skin issues like venous eczema, hyperpigmentation, and atrophie blanche are best treated by addressing the root vein disease that causes them.

Treatment for Skin Discoloration and Other Venous Diseases

Many of the same treatments used to treat vein disease at its many stages are the same that treat the discoloration associated with them. Skin will take some time to heal after treating the root causes.

Examples of vein treatment for diseases that cause skin discoloration are endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

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