Post Treatment Protocol

Sclerotheraphy

Immediately after Treatment

  • Compression bandage may be applied immediately following the procedure, depending on the amount and significance of veins treated . 

  •  After the first 12 hours you may be instructed to continue to wear your compression bandage or resume normal activities as determined by your clinician.

  • You may resume normal activities after your injections.

  • Avoid vigorous exercise (e.g. running or heaving lifting) for at least 3 days. 

  • Avoid activities that will expose the treated areas to sunlight or non-sterile water (e.g. hot tubs, Jacuzzis, spas, rivers, oceans, etc.) for the next 7-10 days. This will prevent discoloration from UV exposure and possible infection.

  • Bruising – may appear at the injection site and should diminish over a few weeks.

  •  Brown lines or spots – may develop on the skin. Sometimes (less than 5%), the brown lines may last up to a year or longer. It is recommended that you avoid iron supplements while receiving sclerotherapy, as this can contribute to the problem.

  •  Swelling – may occur in some people who have had large veins treated. Compression bandages will help to prevent and alleviate any swelling.

  • Lumps or ‘trapped blood’ – may occur in larger injected veins. These are not dangerous and should not be confused with a blood clot. Warm compresses and an anti-inflammatory, such as Naproxen (e.g. Aleve or Naprosyn) OR Ibuprofen (e.g. Advil or Motrin), is recommended to alleviate symptoms and help the healing process. The trapped blood can be removed after a few weeks if it do not clear up on its own.

  • If you have any specific post care related questions or concerns, please contact the clinic directly at (647) 960-7546

First 72 Hours after Treatment:

If you shave your legs, you may now resume shaving.

If you wax your legs, please wait 10 days before resuming waxing.

You may now resume your exercise regime, however, please continue to wear your compression bandages if/as recommended by your clinician.

 

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