Today’s spider vein treatments are so highly advanced that there’s little to no downtime and minimal discomfort or pain. If you’re ready to put your spider veins in the past, a treatment like sclerotherapy or a sclerotherapy/laser therapy combo may be exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s what you should know about preparing for your treatment.
Before Your Spider Vein Treatment
Before your spider vein treatment, a member of the L.A. Vein Center team will give you specific guidelines and recommendations to help you prepare. Some of those may include:
- Discontinue certain medications: some medications, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and herbal supplements, can act as blood thinners which can increase bleeding during your vein treatment. You may need to discontinue these drugs for at least a few days, or the time period recommended by Dr. Lee.
- Stop smoking: smoking can cause poor blood flow and may delay proper healing, so you should stop smoking in advance of your spider vein treatment. Of course, it’s a great thing for your whole-body health if you can stop smoking for good.
You can typically drive yourself home after spider vein treatment if you’d like, but you may want to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home. You’re encouraged to walk and keep moving normally after your treatment, so you don’t need to arrange for a caregiver afterwards. Most patients are back to work immediately, in fact.
Spider vein treatment at L.A. Vein Center is easy to prepare for and recover from, so don’t delay in making your appointment for spider vein removal today!