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Tanning after ambulatory phlebectomy?

I have sutures in place after having an ambulatory Phlebectomy. I soon after suture removal can I start tanning?

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Answers


Replied on 2/3/2012

By: Advanced Vein Center  |  Bruce R. Hoyle, M.D.
Orange, CA


Don't tan. It ages your skin and causes skin cancer. Use spray on tan. It's
safer. If you must expose your skin to UV radiation (the sun), wait 2 -4
weeks. There is a much higher incidence of hyper and hypo pigmentation (
light or dark spots) after surgery, laser skin treatments, sclerotherapy
etc. in people who sun bathe.



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