Post Sclerotherapy Instructions
It is ok to shower in the morning.
Wear compression hose and leave cotton balls and tape in place overnight on the day of treatment.
Wear compression hose during normal activities for the next 5-7 days. Compression hose may be purchased here $35 for knee high and $50 for thigh high.
The veins will look worse before they look better. Bruising is common and usually fades within 1-2 weeks.
Occasionally, there is a hard knot that may be tender. This is normal and will resolve.
Minor aches and pain after the procedure are normal. You can take extra strength Tylenol to relieve discomfort.
Areas of increased pigmentation (brown staining) after injections may occur as a treated vein dissolves. This is usually due to iron depositing into the skin. This is temporary and will fade over a period of time and can take several months. Avoid sun exposure in these areas for at least a week.
You may need repeated sessions 1 month apart. Some spider veins are very resistant needing more than 3 sessions (Some may never respond).
Make sure you come back one month after your treatment for a follow up visit whether you need further treatments or not and especially if there are any questions (there is no charge for post op procedure visits).
You can resume exercise activities in after 24-48 hours after the procedure, light exercise is okay.