Iron Mountain Vein Better Legs, Better Life Emma DiPonio, MD 1711 S. Stephenson Hwy Suite 125 Iron Mountain, MI 49801 (906) 776‐5858 (855) 834‐6292 www.imvein.com Patient Instructions after Spider Vein Sclerotherapy Treatment Wear cotton ball and tape dressings for four hours following the procedure. Wear thigh high compression stockings whenever you are out of bed for three weeks. Avoid sun exposure or any form of tanning for up to 10 days after your treatment. This may cause skin discoloration. Avoid hot tub, saunas, Jacuzzi’s and long hot baths for one (1) week. Avoid heavy leg exercises such as squatting or lunges. Avoid bumping the treated areas. Walking is encouraged. For the first week or two after sclerotherapy, the treated spider veins will appear worse due to inflammation. You will begin to see fading of your spider veins within a few weeks. Please be patient to allow time for healing to occur. Wait 4‐8 weeks to address residual/resistant spider veins with follow up sessions. Do not apply lotion or oil on your legs for 2 days before each treatment session. Bring your compression stockings to all appointments. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at the numbers listed above.
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