Post Sclerotherapy Instructions

Following sclerotherapy (injection) treatment we suggest that you:

  • Please bring your stockings on the day of treatment – they need to be applied immediately after the procedure
  • Leave the cotton balls on for 3 to 4 hours
  • Walk for 30 minutes outside or on a treadmill
  • Wear stockings continuously for three consecutive days and nights (you may remove them to shower each day)
  • Avoid hot baths, hot showers, or hot tubs 48 hours following the treatment
  • You may apply moisturizing lotion after 24 hours
  • Avoid tanning beds for at least two weeks (you may get an irregular tan, occasionally injected areas can hyperpigment when exposed to uv light too early)
  • Apply sunscreen liberally when exposed to natural sunlight for two weeks following the treatment
  • Wait 3 to 4 weeks for repeat sclerotherapy

Following injection of larger varicose veins (foam sclerotherapy):

  • Avoid high impact activities (e.g. running, aerobics, heavy weight lifting) for 48 hours
  • Follow above stocking regime
  •  No hot tubs for 4-6 weeks