How soon after Sclerotherapy can I use a self-tanner?

Sclerotherapy . 13 answers . 2 years ago

I've read conflicting answers about how long I should wait before applying fake tanning lotions (self-tanners).

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

I think it is safe to use self tanner immediately after sclerotherapy. However, most doctors want you to avoid sunlight tanning for several weeks after a treatment.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

I think it is safe to use self tanner immediately after sclerotherapy. However, most doctors want you to avoid sunlight tanning for several weeks after a treatment.


2 years ago by Vein Center of Orange County (View Profile)

Apply self-tanning lotions once your doctor tells you it is okay, usually after the follow-up exam.

2 years ago by Vein Center of Orange County (View Profile)

Apply self-tanning lotions once your doctor tells you it is okay, usually after the follow-up exam.


2 years ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

I would advise waiting until after you stop wearing compression hosiery.
Usually 1 to 2 weeks. Self tanners contain suspected carcinogenic ingredients and should not be
applied under stockings or at all. Sunscreen, on the other hand, is acceptable.

2 years ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

I would advise waiting until after you stop wearing compression hosiery.
Usually 1 to 2 weeks. Self tanners contain suspected carcinogenic ingredients and should not be
applied under stockings or at all. Sunscreen, on the other hand, is acceptable.


2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

Sometimes the sclerotherapy will leave a brown stain for a few months where the veins were treated and sometimes applying tanning lotions can make the stain more visible. However, if there is no staining, then applying the lotion would be fine after a few weeks.

2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

Sometimes the sclerotherapy will leave a brown stain for a few months where the veins were treated and sometimes applying tanning lotions can make the stain more visible. However, if there is no staining, then applying the lotion would be fine after a few weeks.


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

Not any studies on this. Would say 2-4 weeks should be reasonable.

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

Not any studies on this. Would say 2-4 weeks should be reasonable.


2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

Tanning is only a problem with laser spider vein treatment.

2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

Tanning is only a problem with laser spider vein treatment.


2 years ago by Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute (View Profile)

The tanner should be tested First on a remote region to make sure that there is absolutely no irritation. IF there is no irritation, wait a minimum of 72 hours.

2 years ago by Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute (View Profile)

The tanner should be tested First on a remote region to make sure that there is absolutely no irritation. IF there is no irritation, wait a minimum of 72 hours.


2 years ago by Advanced Vein & Laser Centre (View Profile)

Covering the veins with self-tanner may not be in your best interest if you need additional treatments. I'd suggest discussing your treatment plan with the physician who treated you.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein & Laser Centre (View Profile)

Covering the veins with self-tanner may not be in your best interest if you need additional treatments. I'd suggest discussing your treatment plan with the physician who treated you.


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

You can use it the same day of the sclerotherapy procedure.

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

You can use it the same day of the sclerotherapy procedure.


2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC (View Profile)

I don't think it really matters. I would go ahead and use it as soon as all the needle incisions are healed.

2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC (View Profile)

I don't think it really matters. I would go ahead and use it as soon as all the needle incisions are healed.


2 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

In our office, as long as you don't need or want to have any more sclerotherapy, self-tanner is okay at any time after treatment.

2 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

In our office, as long as you don't need or want to have any more sclerotherapy, self-tanner is okay at any time after treatment.


2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

There is no danger of applying self tanner within 24 hours of injection
sclerotherapy. Avoid direct exposure (unprotected) to the sun for 2 weeks.

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

There is no danger of applying self tanner within 24 hours of injection
sclerotherapy. Avoid direct exposure (unprotected) to the sun for 2 weeks.


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

48 hours should be sufficient.

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

48 hours should be sufficient.

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