Sclerotherapy Aftercare: Tips for a Smooth Recovery

The senior woman correcting an elastic bandage which tied her leg. Many people count on sclerotherapy to help them show their skin with confidence. This minimally-invasive treatment improves the appearance of visible veins without downtime. If you are getting sclerotherapy, these tips will help you enjoy a smooth recovery and good results.

Instructions To Follow After Sclerotherapy

Our team will make sure that you know what to do after vein treatments. We will provide information about activity restrictions, best practices, and other important considerations. Our aesthetic services office is supervised by board-certified plastic surgeons and staffed by registered nurses. You can rest assured that we will do everything to set you up for success.

Walking is encouraged right after sclerotherapy appointments. It helps promote blood flow.

You’ll need to wear support hosiery. These types of garments help compress the treated blood vessels. Often, we will recommend heavy compression stockings over other options. You can bring your post-treatment garments to your appointment to make sure they are adequate. 

Following your sclerotherapy injections, you should avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, and other anti-inflammatory drugs for at least two days. It’s safe to use Tylenol if you need it.

Other things to avoid include hot baths, saunas or whirlpools, and hot compresses. Shower with tepid water. If you want to wash the injection sites, be sure to reach for a mild cleanser.

It’s also important to avoid direct exposure to sunlight. Sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation. Cover the treated area with protective clothing or sunscreen.

You’ll be able to drive yourself home after sclerotherapy. It’s also safe to resume most of your daily activities. However, you should follow our guidelines and call us with any questions.

Get Ready to Love Your Skin

Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for spider and varicose veins. It can improve their appearance and make them much less noticeable. Best of all, the recovery is minimal.

With a few simple aftercare measures, you can quickly enjoy the results of your treatment. Call 303-662-8668 today if you’re interested in pursuing sclerotherapy for visible veins. Park Meadows Aesthetics gladly serves patients from Denver, Lone Tree, and across Colorado.

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