What Can I Expect After Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy treatments are done in the comfort of our own office here at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute. Because we are able to treat you here in our office, you can expect to go home immediately after your treatment! Treatment will be administered while you lie back comfortably with your legs elevated. When the short procedure is over, we will have you get up and walk around to prevent the formation of blood clots. At this time you will be placed in compression stockings for the first two-three weeks of your recovery time. There may be some mild bruising following the procedure which will fade in a short period of time. We often tell our spider vein patients that the treatment area will briefly look worse before it looks better, and large clusters of spider veins fade over the course of months – not weeks.
Generally speaking, patients can return to all normal activities the same day, however, strenuous or “pounding” activities, such as running, should be avoided for one week.
It will also be important to avoid sun exposure for extended periods of time as it can cause hyperpigmentation in the treated areas. Sunscreen or light layers of clothing will assist you in protecting the treatment area from the sun.
Approximately 3 to 6 weeks post-treatment you will be able to see the full results of your sclerotherapy treatments and enjoy beautiful skin that is spider-vein-free!
Albuquerque’s Most Trusted Spider Vein Treatment
Under our Medical Director, Dr. Robert Cutchen, our Nurse Sclerotherapist, Bess Holt, RN, is Albuquerque’s most experienced Nurse Sclerotherpist. Dedicated to treating spider veins since 2005, Bess is an experienced, dedicated nurse with advanced training in sclerotherapy and has developed a reputation as Albuquerque’s most talented sclerotherapist!