Vein Pre & Post Treatment Recommendations

Pre & Post Treatment Guidelines

Do Not

  • DO NOT

    Apply oil or cream to your legs for 24 hours before your treatment (our bandaging following treatment will not stick).

  • DO NOT

    Shave or wax your legs 24 hours before treatment (it will increase skin sensitivity).

  • DO NOT

    Suntan for 24 hours before or 48 hours after your treatment (always avoid sunburns).

  • DO NOT

    Take excessively hot baths or use saunas, hot tubs or whirlpools for 48 hours after your treatment.

  • DO NOT

    Wear constrictive clothing such as a girdle (they will impair your circulation).

  • DO NOT

    Wear compression stockings immediately before your treatments.

  • DO NOT

    Take a flight for 2 weeks prior to or 2 weeks after a varicose vein treatment.

Do

  • Do

    Expect to be able to return to work and drive yourself to and from appointments (unless medically incapable due to other diagnosed conditions).

  • Do

    Wear loose clothing for after the treatment to be able to accommodate any bandages required.

  • Do

    Inform Dr. Jacobsohn of any blood thinning medication you are taking prior to treatment that is prescribed by a physician or non-prescribed.

  • Do

    Continue taking any prescribed medications by a physician, including blood thinners after clearly informing Dr. Jacobsohn.

  • Do

    Expect possible bruising or tiny red spots, this is normal. Bruises should be completely gone within 2-4 weeks depending on your personal normal level of bruising.

  • Do

    Wear compression stockings as often as possible after treatment, when recommended for daily wear.

  • Do

    Wear low heeled shoes the day of treatment, especially if standing for long periods afterwards. High heels impair the venous return from your feet.

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