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What to Do Before and After a Sclerotherapy Treatment

Are you undergoing a sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins? Here are some steps you should take before and after the procedure to ensure the safest results.

Are your varicose veins causing you pain or making you feel self-conscious about your appearance? Then sclerotherapy might be the answer for you! This varicose vein treatment is a minimally invasive, non-surgical method of removing the appearance of spider and varicose veins and has many benefits, including:

  • Quick and simple treatment
  • Pain relief
  • Enhanced appearance
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Little to no downtime
  • Few complications and side effects

If you are feeling concerned about varicose veins, then sclerotherapy offers a safe and minimally invasive way to improve the appearance of your legs and eliminate any pain.


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At Glenmore Landing Vein Clinic, our team of qualified vein specialists are able to create customized sclerotherapy and echosclerotherapy treatments to eliminate any pain you have and improve the appearance of your legs.

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Before and After Sclerotherapy: What You Need to Do

Sclerotherapy is a very advanced, safe, and minimally invasive way to treat spider and varicose veins. However, as with any treatment, it’s important to understand how to take care of your body before and after the procedure.

Before undergoing a sclerotherapy treatment, here’s what you need to know:

1. Are You a Good Candidate For Sclerotherapy?

While sclerotherapy is a good option for a wide range of patients, this treatment is not recommended for patients who have:

  • A pregnancy (you should wait at least 6 months after giving birth)
  • A history of vein inflammation, blood clots in the legs, diabetes, arterial or other vascular problems.
  • A dialysis shunt
  • A history of significant trauma to the hands, arms, or chest

That’s why it’s recommended that you always have a consultation with your vein specialist before undergoing any treatment for your spider or varicose veins.



2. What Steps Do You Have to Take Before the Treatment?

If you are a suitable candidate for this treatment, there are still some steps you should take prior to your procedure to ensure the safest results. This includes:

  • Making sure to have compression stockings ready for use after the procedure.
  • Not taking any Vitamin E or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as Advil, Motrin or aspirin for at least 1 week before treatment, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
  • Bringing comfortable shorts to wear during the treatment and a loose-fitting skirt or pants to wear when you go home.
  • Do not apply any lotion to your legs prior to the treatment.

For the safest and most satisfactory results, you should always follow your vein specialists pre and post-treatment instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, you should make sure to voice them during the consultation.

3. How Do You Look After Yourself Following the Procedure?

The recovery from a sclerotherapy is short, but it is important to take care of yourself properly during this time. You should:

  • Avoid contact sports, aerobics, or the use of leg weights for at least 10 days after your treatment.
  • Continue to wear compression stockings for 5 days. Your vein specialist can recommend a pair that is appropriately sized.
  • Avoid saunas, warm baths, sunbathing or hot tubs for at least 2-3 days after your treatment.

It’s very important to follow any post-treatment instructions so you can lower your risk of developing any side effects of the treatment. While these are rare, they include mild cramping, scarring, and even temporary browning of the skin.


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To find out more about our customized sclerotherapy treatments and how our vein specialists can help eliminate pain and improve the aesthetics of your legs, visit us at D267, 1600 – 90th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta or call us at 403-253-2555.

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