LASER VEIN REMOVAL PRE & POST CARE
Pre Care Laser Vein Removal
- AVOID THE SUN– The area to be treated should not be exposed to sun 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. If you are in the sun during this time you should defer treatment until a later time. Treatment of tanned skin may cause blistering or possible hypopigmentation which may last for 3-6 months.
- Avoid using tanning creams, spray tans, or any type of temporary pigmented creams prior to treatment.
- Patients with a history of the following conditions may not be good candidates for laser treatment and should consult their primary care provider when considering treatment:
- Diabetic patients or patients with poor circulation
- Patients who have a history with poor healing
- Patients who take a blood thinner, such as Coumadin or aspirin
- Patients who are taking high doses of iron may have an increasing rick of hyperpigmentation.
- Patients typically tolerate this procedure well.
- Using topical anesthetic may constrict blood vessels and is NOT recommended.
Post Care Laser Vein Removal
- The heat from the laser pulses may be slightly uncomfortable during and immediately following treatment. Cold gel packs/ice can be applied to reduce discomfort.
- You may apply ice and elevate legs to decrease discomfort, especially when large areas are treated. Tylenol is recommended for any pain, as needed.
- AVOID THE SUN- completely after treatment to reduce hyperpigmentation. Use an SPF 30 or higher
- Check with your provider about the possibility of using a daily moisturizer.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours after treatment. Consult your provider.
- Compression stockings may or may not be recommended by your provider.
- Wait at least 8 weeks before the next treatment. This discoloration will fade over the next few weeks. Brown discoloration may take several months to fade.
- Consult provider immediately if you experience increased pain, redness, swelling or blistering. A topical antibiotic ointment may be prescribed if blistering occurs.