The procedure itself takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, during which time between five and 40 injections are administered to the affected areas. During sclerotherapy a patient can be fully awake due to the low level of discomfort associated with this technique.
Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective, non-invasive procedure that can greatly diminish the appearance of spider veins.
What is the Typical Recovery Time Involved When You Have Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy generally does not require a recovery period. Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after the treatment, but should take it easy for a day or two. Bed rest is not required, but you should avoid strenuous exercise for a few days after a treatment. Some patients experience minor leg cramping in the first few days. Veins may look worse temporarily after sclerotherapy before they get better. The number of treatments needed varies by patient, but within a few visits, the desired results are achieved for most patients.