Is sclerotherapy safe to have while pregnant?

Sclerotherapy . 8 answers . 4 years ago

I have a spider vein on my cheek, can I get it treated now or should I wait until I have the baby?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

It is not recommended during pregnancy or nursing.

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

It is not recommended during pregnancy or nursing.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

There are no studies I am aware of to test the safety of sclerotherapy during pregnancy.? This would likely be safe due to the very small volume of sclerossant is used, but in your case I would simply wait until after the pregnancy to have the treatment.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

There are no studies I am aware of to test the safety of sclerotherapy during pregnancy.? This would likely be safe due to the very small volume of sclerossant is used, but in your case I would simply wait until after the pregnancy to have the treatment.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Laser is used on the face but I would wait.

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

Laser is used on the face but I would wait.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

Cosmetic sclerotherapy should not be done during pregnancy or breast feeding. It's not worth taking any potential additional risks.
With regards to facial spider veins, I prefer the Veinwave device to sclerotherapy.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Cosmetic sclerotherapy should not be done during pregnancy or breast feeding. It's not worth taking any potential additional risks.
With regards to facial spider veins, I prefer the Veinwave device to sclerotherapy.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

I would recommend not having sclerotherapy while pregnant. Wait until after you deliver and have completed breastfeeding.

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

I would recommend not having sclerotherapy while pregnant. Wait until after you deliver and have completed breastfeeding.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Cosmetic sclerotherapy should not be done during pregnancy or breast feeding. It's not worth taking any potential additional risks.
With regards to facial spider veins, I prefer the Veinwave device to sclerotherapy.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Cosmetic sclerotherapy should not be done during pregnancy or breast feeding. It's not worth taking any potential additional risks.
With regards to facial spider veins, I prefer the Veinwave device to sclerotherapy.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I would not recommend sclerotherapy or laser therapy for a spider vein on the face during pregnancy. This vein may spontaneously resolve after pregnancy or, if it persists, you can then have it treated.

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

I would not recommend sclerotherapy or laser therapy for a spider vein on the face during pregnancy. This vein may spontaneously resolve after pregnancy or, if it persists, you can then have it treated.


4 years ago by The Kimmel Institute

NO!
First, there is no reason to have Sclerotherapy and potentially risk any injury to mother or baby.
Second, with the increased pelvic pressure from the enlarging uterus, there is a higher chance of an Unsuccessful outcome.
Finally, you will probably get more veins throughout your pregnancy, so just wait until about 6 months post-partum (and you've stopped breast feeding) to have your veins treated.

4 years ago by The Kimmel Institute (View Profile)

NO!
First, there is no reason to have Sclerotherapy and potentially risk any injury to mother or baby.
Second, with the increased pelvic pressure from the enlarging uterus, there is a higher chance of an Unsuccessful outcome.
Finally, you will probably get more veins throughout your pregnancy, so just wait until about 6 months post-partum (and you've stopped breast feeding) to have your veins treated.


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