After Sclerotherapy

After Treatment

  1. Wear support/compression hose immediately and daily for 5-7 days (do not wear the stockings to bed).
  2. Walk for 10 minutes immediately following the procedure.
  3. Remove the cotton balls in 1-2 hours maximum. 
  4. Elevate your legs for 15 minutes 3 x daily for 3 days.
  5. Avoid strenuous activity (aerobics, running, leg weights) for the first 48 hours (avoiding this will lessen the bruising).
  6. Avoid hot baths, hot tubs, massages and laser hair removal for 14 days. 
  7. Apply ice to lumpy, healing veins if tender.
  8. Avoid travel for 7 days ( 14 days for longer trips).
  9. Showers are fine, but avoid baths for 2 weeks
  10. If your legs become painful after injections, walk for 30 minutes, elevate, and/or apply ice
  11. Avoid tanning for 5 days (if outdoors use sunscreen to avoid a striped tan where the tapes have been).
  12. Any leg discomfort should respond to leg elevation, exercise or anti-inflammatory medication (Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin).
  13. Call us if a rash, hives, inflammation or any other concerns develop or any concerns. 403.253.2555.