How long after the procedure do I have to wait before I can tan?

Sclerotherapy . 11 answers . 3 years ago

How long after the procedure do I have to wait before I can tan?

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3 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Until the area is well healed and any inflamation has resolved, usually a month or two.

3 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Until the area is well healed and any inflamation has resolved, usually a month or two.


3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

6-8 weeks

3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

6-8 weeks


3 years ago by Arizona Vein and Laser Institute & Cosmetic Surgery (View Profile)

4 weeks is long enough time in most cases but if you have pigmentation
from sclerotherapy wait for 8-10 weeks at least.

3 years ago by Arizona Vein and Laser Institute & Cosmetic Surgery (View Profile)

4 weeks is long enough time in most cases but if you have pigmentation
from sclerotherapy wait for 8-10 weeks at least.


3 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Santa Fe (View Profile)

Please ask your doctor!
James A Heinz

3 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Santa Fe (View Profile)

Please ask your doctor!
James A Heinz


3 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

At least a month.
David A. Engleman M.D.

3 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

At least a month.
David A. Engleman M.D.


3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

While we are advocates of avoiding tanning as much as possible due to skin cancer and premature aging, we recommend that patients wait at least 3 - 4 weeks after their last treatment before sun exposure. Remember that anytime the skin integrity is disturbed (cut, scratch, needle-sticks and laser) that area can become hyper-pigmented (darker brown). If you plan follow-up treatments then we ask that you avoid sun and self tanners for the same reason.
There are some very nice self tanners we recommend such as the new one from Jane Iredale.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

While we are advocates of avoiding tanning as much as possible due to skin cancer and premature aging, we recommend that patients wait at least 3 - 4 weeks after their last treatment before sun exposure. Remember that anytime the skin integrity is disturbed (cut, scratch, needle-sticks and laser) that area can become hyper-pigmented (darker brown). If you plan follow-up treatments then we ask that you avoid sun and self tanners for the same reason.
There are some very nice self tanners we recommend such as the new one from Jane Iredale.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


3 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

I would wait approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

3 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

I would wait approximately 6 to 8 weeks.


3 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Ideally you should wait 3-4 weeks before tanning.
Dr Farhy

3 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Ideally you should wait 3-4 weeks before tanning.
Dr Farhy


3 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

You should avoid direct exposure to tanning for 2 weeks minimum.

3 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

You should avoid direct exposure to tanning for 2 weeks minimum.


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I don't think there is any specific time to wait to tan after sclerotherapy, but I would not recommend tanning for 2 weeks after the sclero. If there is a lot of bruising or staining or clotted veins then more than 2 weeks would be necessary.

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I don't think there is any specific time to wait to tan after sclerotherapy, but I would not recommend tanning for 2 weeks after the sclero. If there is a lot of bruising or staining or clotted veins then more than 2 weeks would be necessary.


3 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida (View Profile)

at least one week

3 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida (View Profile)

at least one week

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