How long after Sclerotherapy can you get in the sun?

Sclerotherapy . 9 answers . 3 years ago

How long after Sclerotherapy can you get in the sun?

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3 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

You should wait for the acute inflammation to go away, usually in 2-3 weeks, depending on the solution used, the size of the vein treated and you skin complexion (Olive skin or dark skin color may be more predisposed to
darker discoloration than fair skin). The main concern here is not to stimulate the melanin (skin pigment) producing skin cells and thus minimize the undesirable skin discoloration that may happen in the treated areas.

3 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

You should wait for the acute inflammation to go away, usually in 2-3 weeks, depending on the solution used, the size of the vein treated and you skin complexion (Olive skin or dark skin color may be more predisposed to
darker discoloration than fair skin). The main concern here is not to stimulate the melanin (skin pigment) producing skin cells and thus minimize the undesirable skin discoloration that may happen in the treated areas.


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

I generally tell my patients to avoid full intense sun exposure for about a month.

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

I generally tell my patients to avoid full intense sun exposure for about a month.


3 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

If you have no staining after treatment you can get in the sun within a few days.

3 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

If you have no staining after treatment you can get in the sun within a few days.


3 years ago by The Vein Center (View Profile)

I recommend to my patients to stay out of direct sunlight to the treated areas for 30 days following sclerotherapy (this also applies to tanning beds). The main concern is that sun exposure may increase the risk of hyperpigmentation following sclerotherapy (a dark discoloration in the treated area). For this reason, most of my patients wait until summer is over to get their sclerotherapy treatments.

3 years ago by The Vein Center (View Profile)

I recommend to my patients to stay out of direct sunlight to the treated areas for 30 days following sclerotherapy (this also applies to tanning beds). The main concern is that sun exposure may increase the risk of hyperpigmentation following sclerotherapy (a dark discoloration in the treated area). For this reason, most of my patients wait until summer is over to get their sclerotherapy treatments.


3 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

The longer you stay out of the sun after sclerotherapy the better. At a minimum 2 weeks. It's also helpful to remain out of the sun just before treatment.

3 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

The longer you stay out of the sun after sclerotherapy the better. At a minimum 2 weeks. It's also helpful to remain out of the sun just before treatment.


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

I would wait at least 2 weeks before sun bathing. However if you are going swimming, 2 to 5 days should be sufficient.

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

I would wait at least 2 weeks before sun bathing. However if you are going swimming, 2 to 5 days should be sufficient.


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

I tell patients 1 week

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

I tell patients 1 week


3 years ago by North Shore Vein Center (View Profile)

Phlebologists will differ on this point, but most would agree that direct sun exposure to the treated leg(s) is not recommended for at least 2 weeks. For sustained outdoor activities, sunscreen is recommended.

3 years ago by North Shore Vein Center (View Profile)

Phlebologists will differ on this point, but most would agree that direct sun exposure to the treated leg(s) is not recommended for at least 2 weeks. For sustained outdoor activities, sunscreen is recommended.


3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The more you wait the better but the minimum is 6 weeks. You should wait for the acute inflammation to go away, usually in 4-6 weeks, depending on the solution used, the size of the vein treated and you skin complexion (Olive skin or dark skin color may be more predisposed to darker discoloration than fair skin). The main concern here is not to stimulate the melanin (skin pigment) producing skin cells and thus minimize the undesirable skin discoloration that may happen in the treated areas. A compromise may be to venture out with shorts and skirts with sunblock on at most, and certainly no sun tanning.

3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The more you wait the better but the minimum is 6 weeks. You should wait for the acute inflammation to go away, usually in 4-6 weeks, depending on the solution used, the size of the vein treated and you skin complexion (Olive skin or dark skin color may be more predisposed to darker discoloration than fair skin). The main concern here is not to stimulate the melanin (skin pigment) producing skin cells and thus minimize the undesirable skin discoloration that may happen in the treated areas. A compromise may be to venture out with shorts and skirts with sunblock on at most, and certainly no sun tanning.


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