pre-treatment information

The following information can also be found in your chart, accessed via the patient portal.


Remember that the successful treatment of your veins requires a joint effort between out office and you, the patient.Your commitment to following post-treatment instructions is critical to the overall success of your sclerotherapy.

Menses may cause increased sensitivity; you may wish to schedule your treatment so it does not coincide with your cycle.

For women

  • Do not wax or shave your legs/bikini area within 24 hours of your appointment. Do not apply lotion on the day of your appointment. 

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, loose-fitting pants and your treatment stockings to every treatment session. you may wish to bring a pair of socks to wear during your treatment as the examination room tends to be cool.

  • You may wish to wear a full coverage panty, shorts, and/or a long t-shirt for modesty during your treatment session. You also may wish to bring an additional pair as ultrasound gel may get on the pair you wear during treatment.

  • Relax and enjoy yourself! Not only are you taking steps to make your legs look better; you are also contributing to their long-term health!

  • Have something to eat and drink prior to your appointment. your treatment may take some time and you’ll be taking a short walk afterward.

  • Another note regarding fluids: Being well-hydrated is particularly important as your veins are more visible when you’re hydrated. It is essential that you drink at least 32 oz., up to 64 oz. of Gatorade starting 2 hours proper to your treatment on the morning of your appointment. Do not drink any caffeinated drinks including coffee, soda, diet soda, orange, green, or black tea.