Varicose veins can cause pain and discomfort for the people that have them. Even if you don’t have issues in relation to your varicose veins they can be seen as off putting and ugly. Plenty of people have sought the removal of their varicose veins either to treat their problems or to just make their legs look better.
Whatever your reason for removing your varicose veins you’ll want to know all the ins and outs of sclerotherapy before you have the process performed on you so that you can take every precaution possible to prevent side effects and complications after your treatment is concluded.
The most common side effects of the procedure are bruising, small skin sores, multiple tiny red blood vessels, and raised red areas of skin near the treated sections of your body. You might also deal with inflammation that could cause pain and discomfort and in rare events you could have a blood clot that will need to be treated by medical professionals.
To help prevent any of these things from happening you should follow a few basic rules after your sclerotherapy treatment. The first thing you need to make sure you do is to avoid anti-inflammatory medications for roughly 48 hours after the treatment. Do not use any aspirin or ibuprofen products like advil during this time period.
You should also avoid hot water for 2 days after having your varicose veins treated. This means that you should avoid hot baths, whirlpools and saunas during this time. The skin that had the treatment performed on it will be extremely sensitive and hot water can cause painful damage to the area.
Your skin needs time to heal and recover from sclerotherapy and keeping it dry and cool will go a long way towards speeding the healing process.
Avoiding direct sunlight for at least a couple of days is another good way to let your skin heal after having the treatment performed. The last thing you need to deal with is a sunburn on skin that is already irritated and sore from sclerotherapy.
Wearing loose fitting long pants or dresses when you’re going out in the sun is the best way to keep your legs covered and out of danger from the sun’s harmful rays.
According to RejuVeination, keeping your legs wrapped in compression supports or ace bandages for 5 days after treatment will help improve circulation in your legs and encourage healing.
You should only unwrap your legs when you need to shower and then re-apply your wrappings after you are done. This is an important step in your post treatment recovery.
Avoid contact sports, aerobics, or exercise that involves leg weights for about a week and a half after your treatment. Your body needs to heal and these kinds of workouts may put more stress on your skin than it is capable of handling at this period of time. Let your body rest so you can get back in action later on.
Hopefully these tips will make your post sclerotherapy recovery a quick and easy recovery. Dealing with varicose veins isn’t fun but it can be overcome if you follow the right post-treatment plan.