How Long Does It Take to Recover from Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure that safely and effectively treats spider and varicose veins in your legs without the weeks of recovery necessary for surgical procedures. If you’re unhappy with how your legs look due to bulging, ropy veins, this type of treatment may be the perfect choice for you.

At Advanced Vein and Laser Center, we want you to understand the benefits of sclerotherapy — including quick recovery time — so you can make the most informed decision. Here’s some information about sclerotherapy and why it could be the best choice for you.

Understanding sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a specialized solution directly into your affected veins, causing internal scarring. This scarring forces your blood to move into healthier veins nearby, essentially collapsing the unhealthy ones.

Your body eventually absorbs the affected veins into the surrounding tissue, leaving you with healthy-looking, smoother legs.

Why choose sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy may be the ideal treatment if you want to improve the appearance of your legs, erasing unsightly varicose and spider veins.

You may also need this type of procedure to alleviate symptoms of unhealthy veins, such as:

Nightly leg cramps are also a common symptom of unhealthy veins and may be relieved with sclerotherapy.

Enjoy a fast recovery with little downtime

If limitations in your activities are what’s stopping for you from seeking treatment for varicose or spider veins, you have nothing to worry about.

Soon after your sclerotherapy treatment, you stand up and start walking around. This is important for getting you back to your routine and also ensures blood clots don’t have a chance to form, which can cause serious medical complications.

In many cases, you can expect to return to work or your usual activities without many restrictions. It may be best for you to avoid overexertion and strenuous exercises for 3-5 days after treatment to allow your legs time to heal. Mild discomfort and bruising should resolve within two to six weeks.

To enhance your results and prevent future blood clots, you need to wear compression socks or bandages to improve your blood flow and enhance your circulation. You only need to use compression gear for about one week to ensure proper recovery from sclerotherapy treatment.

Expect minimal complications

At Advanced Vein and Laser Center, we make your safety is our first priority during sclerotherapy treatments. Risks of the procedure are minimal, with only slight bruising in the area of injection or raised, red bumps that resolve without treatment.

During your treatment, you may feel mild stinging or muscle cramping at the injection site, but these go away after the injections.

Significant results within weeks

The appearance of your varicose or spider veins noticeably fades within three to six weeks after your treatment. For veins that are larger, you may need additional time to see the difference.

Once treatment has eliminated the structural integrity of the affected veins, they won’t come back. You can enjoy long-lasting results, with healthier-looking, noticeably smoother legs.

If you’d like to learn more about sclerotherapy and its benefits, schedule an appointment at Advanced Vein and Laser Center by calling the office or using the online booking feature on this website.

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