What should I avoid after sclerotherapy?
What Should Patients Avoid After Sclerotherapy?
- Being exposed to direct sunlight.
- Going into a whirlpool.
- Sitting in a sauna.
- Taking hot showers or baths.
- Participating in strenuous exercises or sports, such as weight-lifting, jogging, tennis, and jumping.
- Applying compresses (hot) to the treatment area.
How long do you have to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?
After Sclerotherapy You should wear the compression hose every day for 3 days if red vessels were treated, and every day for 1 week if blue vessels were treated. If you can tolerate it, leave the compression hose on at night. We recommend Hanes “Alive” Support or Jobst support hosiery.
Should I elevate my legs after sclerotherapy?
Please remain patient, remembering that it has taken years for these veins to develop and they will not disappear overnight. When wearing your compression stockings, avoid elevating your legs above your heart level as this will decrease the amount of circulation to your feet and may cause severe foot pain.
What to do after sclerotherapy treatment?
• Participating in strenuous exercises or sports, such as weight-lifting, jogging, tennis, and jumping. Although you shouldn’t jog for at least 48 hours after your procedure, you are encouraged to walk as much as you can after your treatment. This can not only promote healing, but improve blood circulation.
What to do after sclerotherapy?
Being exposed to direct sunlight
What is the recovery process for sclerotherapy?
– Slight itchiness at the injected sites – Red, raised spots at the injection sites – The injected veins may appear “lumpy” or hardened for up to several months – Discoloration at the injection sites, which usually disappear by 6 months after the procedure – Bruising – A collection of small, temporary blood vessels at the treated area
How to prepare for sclerotherapy?
Recent illnesses or existing medical conditions,such as a heart condition or a past history of blood clots