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.
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.