What is recovery like?
Just like any medical procedure, there is a chance for adverse effects. Although most people experience a smooth recovery, some patients experience adverse reactions. For example, treatments for more prominent injected veins can become hard or appear lumpy for several months before improving. In some cases, raised or red areas may occur at the injection sites, although this typically disappears within a few days. In addition, some patients experience brown lines or spots on the skin at the injection site, which usually disappear within 3-6 months, although they can be permanent in rare cases.
Other adverse reactions include bruising around the injection site, and small temporary vessels may develop in the treated area. This is called revascularization, which can appear days or weeks after the procedure but is considered normal and will not require additional treatment. In addition, it’s possible to experience allergic reactions to the sclerosing agent, although that is rarely serious.
How many treatments will I need?
When you come in for your consultation, our talented technicians will examine the area you’d like to have treated and determine the number of treatments that will be needed for optimal results. Although each patient can react differently, most patients achieve desirable results within four treatment sessions.