Nurse Questions Phlebologist

How long do varicose vein results take?

I am a 43 year old female. I had a varicose vein treatment 2 days ago. How long do varicose vein results take?

1 Answer

It depends what kind of procedure you had done. Thermal ablation (RF or EVLT) will usually feel sore for several days after the procedure and it can take weeks for the associated bulging veins to shrink down. Microphlebectomy results in bruising but fast decreased bulging as the veins are removed. Sclerotherapy can take several weeks for the clot within the veins to resorb and flatten out the bulging vein. In all cases good compression will help to ensure a nice cosmetic result. Talk to the doctor who performed your procedure to give you guidance on what to expect in your particular case.