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Sclerotherapy - Post Operative Instructions

After your Injections

Contact our office if you develop any redness, swelling or discomfort in any area other than your injection site.

If your physician prescribed compression stockings for you, do not remove your stockings for the first 48 hours after your treatment. This is an important part of your therapy as it prevents blood from re-entering the injected veins. After 48 hours, you may remove your stockings and any gauze pads that were placed over your injection sites. If you have sensitive skin, a shower or lukewarm bubble bath may be a convenient way to loosen the tape over the gauze pads. You should continue wearing your compression stockings for 5 more days post treatment during waking hours. This helps the vein walls adhere together to establish effective sclerotherapy.

It is normal for your injections sites to look worse before they look better. You can expect to experience bruising and discoloration at your injection sites. You can also expect hardness along the course of the veins that were treated. This will fade over a period of several weeks to months.

You will be able to maintain normal activities. Walk at least 10 minutes every 2 hours while awake – the more the better. Avoid strenuous physical activities such as high-impact aerobics, jogging, vigorous swimming or lower body weightlifting for 1 week.

If you have any questions or problems, please call the Restoration Vein Care office at (734) 712-4310.