Sclerotherapy Post Procedure Instructions
Compression Stockings: The compression stockings are critical to the success of the treatment. These are required to be worn immediately after each treatment. The stockings should be worn for the first 24 hours and then worn daily during the waking hour for 5 more days. We recommend thigh high or pantyhose with 20-30mmHg compression. We carry the majority of compression stocking sizes in stock at our office for purchase.
Driving: You may drive immediately after your treatment. If your trip home is more than an hour, we recommend that you stop hourly to stretch your legs.
Bathing: Remove compression stockings, cotton balls/tape and shower the next day. Hot tubs and hot baths should be avoided for one week after sclerotherapy to avoid venous dilation.
Activities: You may return to work and resume normal activity after treatment.
Follow-Up: If you notice dark knots at your injection site, please call our office. You may need to return to have this area aspirated. The doctor or nurse will advise you when you should return for subsequent treatments. Remember it is important to call our office if you have any questions or concerns before or after sclerotherapy treatment.