After Your Vein Treatment

What is the post-procedure care?

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 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 4-6 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?

Large veins may recur even after surgical procedures. Spider veins may also recur. It may seem that a previously injected vessel has recurred when in fact, a new spider vein has appeared in the same area.

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 strenous activities for up to one week.

See our pages on what to expect before treatment and during treatment.