Leg Veins Sclerotherapy Information

Qualifications

  • You are physically healthy

  • Non-smoker

  • Are bothered by spider veins anywhere on your body

  • Are committed to following your plastic surgeon's prescribed course of treatment

  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals for your spider vein treatment


Preparation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking in advance of surgery

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding


Recovery

You may be instructed to wear support hose to help your legs heal. The treated sites will appear bruised and you may feel some cramping in your legs for the first day or two after treatment. As these are temporary sensations, no medication is required. Most patients are back to normal activity within a week of treatment, however bruising may take a month or more to diminish. Try to avoid sitting or standing in one place for more than an hour in the initial month after your treatment.


  • *Are not limited to:

  • Change in skin sensation

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Scarring

  • Persistant pain

Unlikely Complications