What is the post-procedure care?
Endovenous ablation and phlebectomy patients will have a compression bandage on their leg for 24 hours. After this time they can then remove it, shower and use compression hose for the next 7 days or longer if needed. Spider vein patients resume all normal activities immediately with no downtime. We do ask that they do not strenuously exercise, use hot tubs or saunas and wear compression hose for 72 hours. The majority of patients treated for varicose veins walk out of the office and return to normal daily activities, including work, immediately, as comfort permits. While the amount of post treatment pain varies from one patient to another, most require only Tylenol or ibuprofen for any discomfort. Complete recovery, including resolution of bruising, takes from 4-8 weeks. Compression garments are also recommended post-procedure. Detailed written and verbal instructions will be provided to each patient before and after treatment.
Will treated veins recur?
Varicose Vein Disease is a progressive disease process. In most cases the treated veins will not recur, but patients will form new varicose veins that will require further treatment over time.
Will I need to limit my activity after treatment?
Your ability to resume activity depends on the treatment you receive. Some treatments may require you to postpone strenuous activities for up to one week.
See our pages on what to expect before treatment and during treatment.