What Are The Recovery Times?
Recovery Time For Sclerotherapy:
Sclerotherapy treatment is minimally invasive and is performed right in the office. Generally, normal activities can be resumed immediately after sclerotherapy, and “pounding” activities, such as running, can be resumed one-week post-treatment. Medically prescribed compression stockings are worn for 2-3 after each treatment session. We like to tell our patients that your spider veins will look worse before they look better, During the first two weeks, the veins often look a bit darker and bruising will occur. Over the next four to six weeks, the treated spider veins will slowly fade. Some larger clusters will require additional treatments at that time. Once again, things will briefly look worse and then the treatment area will continue. Large clusters of spider veins fade over the course of months, and not days or weeks.
Recovery Time For VeinWave Laser Treatment:
Because a very small needle is used for the VeinWave procedure, most patients experience very minimal discomfort during the procedure. Patients are allowed to drive themselves home after treatment and resume normal activities immediately afterward. Some patients, especially those with sensitive or fair skin, may see some redness around the treatment site, which dissipates within a few hours.