Pre-Operative Instructions (for Laser & Radiofrequency Treatments)

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. If you were prescribed sedative medication, please take it 1 hour before your procedure.
  3. If you have taken a sedative prior to your procedure make sure you have someone available to drive you to and from your appointment. (Taxi lists are available upon request.)
  4. Bring your compression stockings with you the day of our procedure.
  5. Wear loose, comfortable clothing such as long pants, shorts or a skirt.
  6. Undergarments may get stained, as the doctor preps the entire leg including the groin area.
  7. Bring a referral to your first procedure if required by your insurance. If you have any questions concerning this please call us. (Each patient treatment plan and insurance plan is different. An additional referral may be needed.)

Post-Operative Instructions (for Laser & Radiofrequency Treatments)

  1. Avoid prolonged sitting or standing.
  2. Refrain from strenuous activities and heavy lifting for 2 weeks. Walking, however, is encouraged.
  3. Compression stockings will help with the closure procedure. The more you wear them, the better you will feel. However, wearing them for 3 days after the procedure is mandatory. (Take them off at night.)
  4. Schedule your follow-up Duplex (ultrasound) scan within 3-7 days after your procedure.
  5. If you plan on sitting for more than 3 hours, try to get up and move around every hour. The use of baby aspirin is highly recommended.
  6. You may shower, but no tub baths, swimming, or hot tubs for the first week.
  7. In rare occasions bleeding through the bandages may occur. Lie down, elevate your leg and apply direct pressure until bleeding has stopped. If bleeding persists, please call your CVR physician.
  8. It is normal to experience some tenderness and possibly bruising along the areas where local anesthesia was administered.

Additional Information (for Ultrasound-guided Foam Sclerotherapy Patients)

Pre-procedure Instructions:

  1. Please do not shave the area(s) to be treated on the day of your appointment.
  2. On the day of your treatment please do not wear makeup, perfume, cologne, lotions or powder on the area to be treated.
  3. You will need to bring your compression stockings with you on the day of the procedure. If you do not have compression hose, you will need to see one of the office staff for fitting and purchase of the compression hose.’

Post-procedure Instructions:

  1. Compression will promote clearance of the medication in the vein and reduce staining. Therefore, we ask that you wear your compressions stockings at all times for the next 3 days. You may remove them temporarily to shower.
  2. After the first 3 days, continue to wear your compression stockings daily except for showering and sleeping for the next 2 weeks. They may be worn at your discretion after that.
  3. Avoid very hot showers and no tub baths, hot tubs or swimming for 1 week. Pat the skin dry after showering. Soothing aloe vera gel or cool packs may be used to ease any discomfort. Tylenol or ibuprofen may also reduce post treatment discomfort. Avoid the use of aspirin.