After Vein Treatment
To ensure a successful treatment outcome, it is essential that you observe the following instructions:
For best results, please ensure you attend all scheduled follow-up appointments.
If you have any concerns during the treatment you should phone the Clinic.
Exercise and Activity
All treatment visits must be followed a daily walking routine to help reduce the risk of complications such as Deep Venous Thrombosis. Research has further demonstrated that exercise combined with with Compression or Compressive Stocking reduces the risk of post treatment skin pigmentation.
CONTINUE with your normal work, and or normal exercise routine.
WALK for a minimum of 20 minutes immediately after each treatment.
WALK for at least 45 minutes per day. This is required for a minimum of 2 weeks after each treatment session.
Note: Walking is also essential to prevent Thrombophlebitis (excessive inflammation in the treated vein) and Deep Venous Thrombosis (clots).
DO NOT confine yourself to bed and walk as much as possible,
AVOID standing still for prolonged periods
AVOID activities that cause you to exert yourself excessively especially jogging and squats.
All treatments require the use of Specialised Support Stockings and daily walks for 14 days.
Leave your Compression Stocking on continuously for 24 hours. During this time you will be able to bath by rolling the stocking down to the mid thigh or covering the stocking with a plastic bag or waterproof overstocking and sealing with tape at the top.
For the 3 days after treatment maintain continuous compression. You may remove the stocking for brief showers or baths (5 minutes). The Compression Stocking must be replaced immediately afterwards.
From the 4th day you may remove the stocking just before going to bed but you must put the stocking on again first thing in the morning. Continue to wear the stocking during the day only for the next 10 days, totalling 2 weeks. Keep the time you spend standing without the compression stocking to an absolute minimum.
If you have any foot pain or discomfort at night that disturbs your sleep, remove the stocking IMMEDIATELY. Please make sure you put the stocking on before getting out of bed the next morning.
Note: Watch for creases in the stocking. It may creep down and gather at the knee. In this case, stocking glue may be required to hold the stocking in place.
Note: Compression minimises formation of Blood Trapping and Pigmentation, reduces the number of treatments necessary and reduces the risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis.
The stockings are known as Grade 2 Compression Stockings must be thigh-high and at least Grade 2 (30-40mmHg) and may be purchased from leading pharmacies.
Pain & Discomfort
You should NOT experience any pain after the treatment.
If you notice any severe or continuous pain, or any swelling of the legs please contact the clinic. You may require Aspirin or other suitable anti-inflammatory medication such as Nurofen®, Naprogesic®, Naprosyn®, Voltaren®, Indocid®, Celebrex®, and Feldene® etc.