How Long Do the Results from Sclerotherapy Last?

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Varicose veins can cause cosmetic concerns in addition to pain and discomfort. Sclerotherapy can help improve their appearance as well as their symptoms.

What is the Recovery Time for Sclerotherapy?

The recovery time required after sclerotherapy is generally very quick. You’ll be encouraged to walk around soon after your sclerotherapy treatment. You will most likely be able to get back to your regular activities on the same day. You’ll need to wear compression stockings or bandages for about two weeks.

What Can You Not Do After Sclerotherapy?

It’s wise to avoid strenuous exercise as well as sun exposure on the treated area for two weeks after your procedure.

What Are the Side Effects of Sclerotherapy?

Possible side effects are very mild. You may have some raised, red areas at the site of your injection that lasts just a few days. Bruising may occur and may last a few weeks.

How Long After Sclerotherapy Can You Exercise?

You can walk shortly after your procedure, as it is recommended that you do so. However, your doctor may recommend waiting a couple of weeks before doing any strenuous exercise.

Can I Take a Shower After Sclerotherapy?

You can remove your compressions after 2 days and can take a shower after that. Your shower should be on the cooler side.

How Long Does It Take for Varicose Veins to Disappear After Sclerotherapy?

Small veins will usually disappear more quickly than larger ones. Spider veins will disappear in around 3-6 weeks, and larger veins will respond in about 3-4 months. If your veins respond to treatment, they won’t reappear.

How Soon Do You See Results from Sclerotherapy?

Your results should be visible in about 3-6 weeks or 3-4 months, depending on the size of the veins being treated.

Do Veins Grow Back After Removal?

Veins that are treated will disappear, but you may develop new veins over time. But if existing veins respond to treatment, they won’t grow back.

Will Varicose Veins Go Away with Weight Loss?

If you lose weight, this won’t make the varicose veins you already have disappear. It may help them to not get any worse, but it could actually make their appearance more noticeable. While losing weight is great for your overall health, you may want to have sclerotherapy to treat any varicose veins before starting your diet and exercise plan.

If you have varicose veins and interested in sclerotherapy, make an appointment today with Rendon Center. Our dermatologists are dedicated to providing the clinical and cosmetic services that will help you look and feel your best.

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