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6 Tips for Recovering From Your Vein Treatment

6 Tips for Recovering From Your Vein Treatment

Thanks to quick-and-easy vein treatments and new laser technologies, more people than ever are taking charge of their spider and varicose veins and hitting the reset button on their legs. In 2022 alone, nearly half a million Americans had their veins removed through sclerotherapy, and there were nearly 3 million laser treatments that tackled spider veins (as well as hair and tattoo removal).

You’ve decided that you, too, want to clear your legs of pesky, visible veins, and you’re entrusting the experienced team here at Soffer Health Institute to do the work. Under the direction of cardiologist Dr. Ariel Soffer, we’ll clear your legs of spider veins and varicose veins, but it’s important that you follow up with some of your own efforts, especially if you want to avoid these same veins down the road.

So, whether we use sclerotherapy or a laser treatment to rid your legs of spider or varicose veins, here are some self-care practices you can implement moving forward.

1. Wear your compression stockings

After your vein treatment, it’s important to keep the blood flow in your legs humming along smoothly, so you should wear compression stockings for at least a couple of weeks. 

These stockings gently squeeze your legs to prevent blood from pooling, which is what causes most spider and varicose veins in the first place.

We find that compression stockings can also be beneficial long after your vein treatment. For example, if you’re traveling or you’re stuck sitting at a desk, you might wear your compression stockings to encourage your blood to flow upward.

2. Get moving

There’s no real downtime after most of our vein treatments, and we even encourage you to move around to keep your blood flowing. That said, we do ask that you avoid strenuous exercise for a week or two if you underwent sclerotherapy. (It’s OK to move around as usual after laser therapy.)

3. Steer clear of the sun and heat

No matter what vein treatment we perform, we ask that you protect your legs from the sun for a week or two, as well as avoid soaking in hot water. 

4. Drink lots of water

After your vein treatments, drink plenty of water, which can help your blood flow more smoothly and easily. So, make sure to carry a water bottle with you and drink from it often.

5. Elevate your legs

If you’re sitting at home watching TV or reading a book after your vein treatment, raise your legs up a little to give your veins a hand in delivering blood back up to your heart.

6. Practice some long-term strategies

After your vein treatments, you certainly would hate to see spider or varicose veins take up residence on your legs again. For long-term prevention of troublesome veins, we suggest that you:

With a little effort on your part, there’s every reason to believe that you can safeguard your results after your vein treatments. And even if leg veins form again, you now know how easy it is to have us treat them.

If you want to learn more about what you can do after your vein treatments to prevent varicose and spider veins from returning, contact one of our offices in Weston or Aventura, Florida.

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