What is the recovery like after spider vein treatment?
Compression stockings must be worn for several weeks after sclerotherapy. You may experience bruising, raised red areas, lines or dots of darkened skin, and small skin sores at the injection sites. You may return to work or normal activities with very few restrictions. Avoid strenuous exercise and overexertion for a few days after treatment to allow time for healing. After laser vein treatment, you can expect minimal post-procedure discomfort and little downtime. You may experience slight swelling, bruising, or redness for approximately 48 hours.
How soon will I see results after spider vein treatment?
After sclerotherapy, treated spider veins usually fade within a few days, although, in some cases it may take a month or longer for final results to appear. After laser vein treatment, significant improvement appears in as little as two weeks and continues for several months.