Sclerotherapy Recovery Explained

SOMETIMES THE RECOVERY PROCESS OF A MEDICAL PROCEDURE CAN PROVE JUST AS DAUNTING TO THINK ABOUT AS THE PROCEDURE ITSELF.

We understand. The road to recovery can be long. Of course, you are most likely aware of the benefits you will feel eventually, but what about those initial first days of recovery?

Thankfully with a procedure like sclerotherapy, the recovery is fairly straightforward and hassle-free. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove spider veins that involves an injection directly into the vein.

After the procedure, you will likely need to wear compression socks or wraps, pending instructions provided by your healthcare provider on when and how long to wear them. Typically it is a 24-hour period of continuous wear followed by some daytime wear in the weeks ensuing. This is meant to provide the best results with the least side effects.

You may experience some pain in your legs and the areas around your veins may appear slightly bruised. This is common and should resolve entirely within several weeks. You may drive and otherwise participate in all regular activities, with hosiery on your legs. However, you will want to avoid high impact sports and activities at least for the first two days after treatment. You should also avoid direct exposure to sunlight or hot baths for 48 hours. You may shower, but will want to keep the water as cool as possible. Use whatever pain relief methods are recommended by your healthcare provider.

While recovery can be intimidating, it should not keep you from undergoing a procedure your healthcare provider may recommend you. If you are wanting to learn more about sclerotherapy, or have questions about the procedure or recovery process, call or email us to schedule a consultation appointment. Our team will be pleased to respond.

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