Varicose veins are a common disease

Here you will find answers to your questions on varicose veins

Frequently asked questions

What do I have to do after treatment of my varicose veins?

After sclerotherapy you can resume your normal daily activities immediately and can go back to work without delay.

The reaction of the sclerosant with the vein wall may cause temporary redness of the skin in the treated area immediately after the injection. This is normal and shows that the desired reaction is taking place.

You are, however, advised not to take part in any strenuous sporting activities for the first 2 weeks. Avoid long hot baths or showers, sessions in the sauna or solarium, and prolonged sunbathing for a few days to a few weeks after treatment. As studies have not provided any rules on the precise length of time, you should rely on the experience and recommendations of the doctor treating you.

To get the best results from treatment, you should wear compression stockings during the day for a few weeks after treatment, depending on the severity and extent of the varicose veins.

As with laser and radiofrequency ablation therapy, you will not see the final results of treatment for several weeks until your body has broken down the diseased veins.