What should I do after laser vein treatment?
What happens after endovenous laser varicose vein surgery?
- Put an ice pack over the area for 15 minutes at a time, to help reduce swelling.
- Check the incision sites every day.
- Keep the incision sites out of water for 48 hours.
- Wear compression stockings for a few days or weeks, if advised.
What should I do after laser for spider veins?
You will want to avoid high-impact activities for two weeks or more after the procedure. However, low-intensity physical activities such as walking and swimming are encouraged. Long periods of standing or sitting in one position may be detrimental to your recovery, so be sure to move around and stretch.
How long does it take for spider veins to disappear after laser treatment?
The results of laser treatment for spider veins are not immediate. After laser therapy, the vessels underneath the skin will gradually change from a dark blue to light red color then eventually disappear (on average) between two to six weeks.
Can I exercise after laser spider vein treatment?
However, sclerotherapy (the gold standard for spider vein treatment) only requires that patients don’t exercise, work out or do anything that may significantly elevate your heart rate for at least 24 hours after each procedure, and “pounding” activity (running, high impact aerobics, etc.) should be avoided for 7 days.
Does laser spider vein removal hurt?
The treatment itself may make your veins feel a little warm, like a slight burn. This shouldn’t be overly uncomfortable; in fact, most patients stop noticing it after their procedure has concluded.
Why do my spider veins look worse after treatment?
It takes time for the veins to disappear. In fact, it is common and very probable, that your legs will look worse before getting better. Bruising at or near the injection site or along the course of the vein is common.
How long should you wear compression stockings after spider vein treatment?
Healing can take anywhere from two weeks up to a month. You’ll be advised to wear your stockings for about two to six weeks.
How often do spider veins come back?
The spider veins that are treated won’t return, but the body is constantly forming new blood vessels with healing, so new spider veins are likely to show up on the skin surface.
Why do my veins look worse after laser treatment?
During the first two weeks after the treatment, the veins often look a bit darker and bruising will occur. Four weeks after treatment, you may notice some skin discoloration. This is likely because as your veins are closing, blood is becoming trapped within them.
How often should you walk after vein ablation?
Exercise after Varicose Vein Surgery That’s because walking during recovery from varicose vein surgery is critical for most patients. We ask our patients to walk after varicose vein treatment for 30 minutes and we advise walking every day for at least an hour a day for the weeks following treatment.