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Is There Downtime After Varicose Vein Treatment?

If you’re considering varicose vein treatment, you may be wondering about recovery and downtime after the procedure.

After the presence of vein disease has been diagnosed, Dr. Cutchen will formulate a personalized treatment plan specific to each patient’s issues. All vein treatment procedures are minimally invasive and are performed in the office with an almost immediate return to activity.

Though you may return to normal activities, there may be some discomfort and bruising along the vein, which typically dissolves in 1-2 weeks. Exercising can be resumed in 7-10 days. You should also avoid heavy lifting (anything over 20 lbs) so as not to stress and reopen the vein. Varicose vein treatment contracts the vein, so you may feel tightness or pulling along the vein and inflammation is common. Any side effects will continue to diminish over the next several months. This is considered a chronic and progressive disease, and you should make annual follow up appointments.

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Vein disease is progressive and will worsen over time if left untreated. Dr. Robert Cutchen advises all individuals who are suffering from varicose veins to seek treatment sooner, rather than later, to prevent more complicated medical conditions from developing.

If you would like to learn more about Varicose Vein treatment, please call our office at 505-848-VEIN today to schedule a consultation or fill out the form on this page and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly.

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