If you are looking at undergoing sclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins or varicose veins, then you may be wondering what recovery looks like. Here is what you can expect from recovery.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a relatively simple procedure that takes just a few minutes. During your procedure, a sclerosant solution is injected directly into the diseased vein. The solution irritates the walls of the vein, causing them to collapse. Blood is redirected to nearby, healthier veins, while the diseased veins diminish in appearance and the body naturally expels the unused vein.

Fast recovery with little downtime

Sclerotherapy is a quick and effective way to treat spider and varicose veins. After treatment, you will need to stand up and start walking around. This helps you get back into a routine and keeps blood clots from forming in your legs and causing potentially serious medical complications. You will wear compression socks or bandages for the first couple of weeks to improve blood flow and help with circulation and reduce swelling and bruising. Compression stockings also help prevent blood clots.

You can usually return to work and regular activities with little restrictions after sclerotherapy treatment. You will probably need to avoid running and strenuous activities for 1-2 weeks. You will have discomfort and bruising for several weeks after the procedure.

Long-lasting results

Sclerotherapy will help reduce the appearance of varicose or spider veins within 3-6 weeks after treatment. Larger veins may take more time to noticeably fade. Once those veins are gone, you won’t have to worry about them coming back.

To learn more about sclerotherapy and other treatments for varicose veins and spider veins, schedule a consultation by calling 817.893.2699.


Call 817.235.0769 to schedule your screening and see how Southwest Vein and Leg Center’s Venous Reflux treatments can improve your health and quality of life.


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