Is it safe to do sclerotherapy in the summer?

Sclerotherapy . 10 answers . 3 years ago

Is it safe to do slerotherapy in the summer?

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3 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica

Yes, but somewhat inconvenient in terms of having to avoid tanning during the healing process and also having to wear compression stockings after treatment

3 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Yes, but somewhat inconvenient in terms of having to avoid tanning during the healing process and also having to wear compression stockings after treatment


3 years ago by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc.

Sclerotherapy is safe any time of the year. The only reason some patients prefer to get sclerotherapy is winter time is related to bruising for 2 weeks after sclerotherapy which may prevent some patients enjoy their summer clothing. YOu can be in the sun after sclerotherapy. Avoiding the sun for few days is true after external laser treatments for different skin conditions and for hair removal. MOst phlebologist believe that external laser has no place in treatment of unsightly leg veins, a fact observed by myself as well. Sclerotherapy is the gold standard treatment for unsightly veins of legs, provided it is performed by a knowledgeable and experienced phlebologist.
Khalil Fattahi, MD

3 years ago by Vein Specialty Medical Clinic, Inc. (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy is safe any time of the year. The only reason some patients prefer to get sclerotherapy is winter time is related to bruising for 2 weeks after sclerotherapy which may prevent some patients enjoy their summer clothing. YOu can be in the sun after sclerotherapy. Avoiding the sun for few days is true after external laser treatments for different skin conditions and for hair removal. MOst phlebologist believe that external laser has no place in treatment of unsightly leg veins, a fact observed by myself as well. Sclerotherapy is the gold standard treatment for unsightly veins of legs, provided it is performed by a knowledgeable and experienced phlebologist.
Khalil Fattahi, MD


3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Yes just avoid direct sun for a week or so after the treatment
Michael D. Ingegno

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

Yes just avoid direct sun for a week or so after the treatment
Michael D. Ingegno


3 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Yes. Need to stay out of the sun for a few weeks.

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

Yes. Need to stay out of the sun for a few weeks.


3 years ago by The Vein Center

Sclerotherapy is safe to do in the summer but there are some drawbacks. We recommend no direct sun exposure to the treated areas for 4 weeks following sclerotherapy to lessen the risk of the treated vessels darkening (hyperpigmentation) following treatment. In addition, the compression hose that are utililized after sclerotherapy by most clinic can be hot in the summer months (unless you stay in the air conditioning in the summer).

3 years ago by The Vein Center (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy is safe to do in the summer but there are some drawbacks. We recommend no direct sun exposure to the treated areas for 4 weeks following sclerotherapy to lessen the risk of the treated vessels darkening (hyperpigmentation) following treatment. In addition, the compression hose that are utililized after sclerotherapy by most clinic can be hot in the summer months (unless you stay in the air conditioning in the summer).


3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

It is safe to do sclerotherapy in the summer. We usually recommend avoiding sun exposure by keeping treated areas covered and using a good SPF of 30 or more such as Invisible Zinc. Any time you disturb the skin, you can activate the melanin cells and can get pigmentation darker than the surrounding areas. Also to consider is that most practices require you wear compression hose for a short time after the treatments.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

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

It is safe to do sclerotherapy in the summer. We usually recommend avoiding sun exposure by keeping treated areas covered and using a good SPF of 30 or more such as Invisible Zinc. Any time you disturb the skin, you can activate the melanin cells and can get pigmentation darker than the surrounding areas. Also to consider is that most practices require you wear compression hose for a short time after the treatments.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


3 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Yes, it is safe. However your legs will be bruised and you may have some discoloration. You will need to stay out of the sun until they heal and you will likely need to wear compression hose for a period of time. Because of these other reasons, patients avoid sclerotherapy during the summer months, but it is safe.

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

Yes, it is safe. However your legs will be bruised and you may have some discoloration. You will need to stay out of the sun until they heal and you will likely need to wear compression hose for a period of time. Because of these other reasons, patients avoid sclerotherapy during the summer months, but it is safe.


3 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Yes, but skin overlying the areas of sclerotherapy may be sun sensitive and sun screen should be used.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

3 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Yes, but skin overlying the areas of sclerotherapy may be sun sensitive and sun screen should be used.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


3 years ago by Vein Specialists

Sure it is, just inconvenient and uncomfortable if you live in a warm
climate. You should avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks after
sclerotherapy and my recommendation to my patients is to wear compression
hose for 3 full days and nights (except for showering) and for a total of 2
weeks during the day time.

3 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Sure it is, just inconvenient and uncomfortable if you live in a warm
climate. You should avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks after
sclerotherapy and my recommendation to my patients is to wear compression
hose for 3 full days and nights (except for showering) and for a total of 2
weeks during the day time.


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

It is safe.

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

It is safe.


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