At Varicose to Perfect, Dr. Sukir Sinnathamby provides many methods for vein treatment in Dayton, OH. These methods come with different side effects and may require you to do different things before and after your procedure. Dr. Sinnathamby describes what to do for multiple vein procedures.
Sclerotherapy is one of the best methods available for vein removal. However, there’s no procedure that’s every 100% effective, particularly on the first try. Multiple sessions might be needed to get the results you want. However, there are things you can do to help get the optimal results from this treatment.
Before your appointment, make sure you’re wearing loose, comfortable clothing and avoid shaving or putting lotion on your legs before your appointment. Bring two pairs of support hose with you to the appointment. For the first 48 hours, you’ll be wearing both pairs. After those first two days, continue to wear one pair for three weeks.
Each day, be sure you’re up and walking for at least 30 minutes. For the first 2-3 weeks, avoid hot tubs, saunas, and showers and baths that are very hot. And for the first week, make sure you’re using Tylenol for pain relief. Avoid any anti-inflammatory medications like Advil and ibuprofen.
An ambulatory hook phlebectomy is typically recommended for people that have large, bulging veins. They can be both painful and cosmetically undesirable. The procedure is done through a very small puncture wound and is usually combined with EVLT treatment to give you optimum results.
After this procedure, you’ll need to wear your bandages and support hose for 48 hours straight. You can then shower and replace the hose. You’ll need to wear hose for at least three weeks. Some slight oozing may occur. If you notice bleeding through your hose, contact us immediately. An hour before bedtime, apply ice to the areas where the procedure was done for about 20 minutes.
Don’t soak in any water until your wounds are fully healed. This usually takes about a week. Walk at least 30 minutes a day for the next three weeks. However, you should avoid hard aerobics, lifting heavy weights, and things like horse or bike riding for three weeks.
EVLT stands for endo-venous laser treatment. It’s a quick treatment that’s done in our office in less than an hour. It’s also something that’s frequently done with an ambulatory hook phlebectomy to get the best results possible for your veins.
You’ll have almost all of the same restrictions as you would with an ambulatory hook phlebectomy. Someone will also have to come with you to the procedure to give you a ride home. We’ll prescribe pain relievers and will have suggestions for other medications for any discomfort or restlessness.
Dayton, Ohio Vein Treatment
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