If you are considering varicose vein treatment in Columbia, MD, you’re probably looking forward to showing off your results this summer. But you may also be wondering what you can expect from recovery, including necessary precautions to maximize benefits and minimize complications, post varicose vein treatment.
Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective, in-office procedure that can eliminate irregular veins and allow you to resume normal activities almost immediately.
Post treatment, you will need to wear compression stockings for two weeks. It’s also important to forgo strenuous exercise and heavy-lifting for one week. This helps avert increased pressure, that can push the sclerosing agent out of veins and reduce efficacy.
Additionally, patients are encouraged to walk periodically, which promotes blood flow and improves circulation, and avoid prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
Finally, you should not soak your legs for at least 48 hours after sclerotherapy to limit the risk of infection.
During RF and laser ablation, a small incision is made in the leg. Take care to keep it clean and dry post-procedure.
Other post varicose vein treatment restrictions, after RF and laser ablation, are fairly similar to those for sclerotherapy in Columbia, MD. Patients are advised not to lift anything over 20 pounds and stay away from rigorous physical activity, including jogging, running, cycling, crunches, which can push blood into the treated vein and interfere with results.
Patients should also skip pools, baths, or any other water-based activity, that involves soaking the area, for 7-10 days.
If you are considering any of these treatments for varicose veins in Columbia, MD, and want additional information about post-care, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced vein specialists.