Will I have to avoid hot or cool water after Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy . 7 answers . 4 years ago

Could hot water from a jacuzzi or hot shower, or cold water in a swimming pool, negatively affect my vein treatment results? How long should I refrain from the hot tub and pool?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Probably ok but I tell patients to avoid the hot tub for a week after vein treatments.

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

Probably ok but I tell patients to avoid the hot tub for a week after vein treatments.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

If you have cuts and/or stitches you should stay away from all of these for a week anyway. Submerging you legs in hot water in the first 3 days or so is probably not a good idea either as it will likely irritate areas that are already sore from the procedure.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

If you have cuts and/or stitches you should stay away from all of these for a week anyway. Submerging you legs in hot water in the first 3 days or so is probably not a good idea either as it will likely irritate areas that are already sore from the procedure.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

We recommend a week of avoiding hot tubs or Jacuzzi after sclerotherapy . The reason is based on a study that showed better cosmetic results after sclerotherapy for patients who wore compression stockings. Bathing in hot water has the opposite effect of compression so we ask for patients to refrain from it and wear stockings for a week.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

We recommend a week of avoiding hot tubs or Jacuzzi after sclerotherapy . The reason is based on a study that showed better cosmetic results after sclerotherapy for patients who wore compression stockings. Bathing in hot water has the opposite effect of compression so we ask for patients to refrain from it and wear stockings for a week.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Heat will cause vasodilation which can theoretically negatively affect the results of sclerotherapy.

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

Heat will cause vasodilation which can theoretically negatively affect the results of sclerotherapy.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

I don't recommend heat being applied to the treated extremity for two weeks. Studies have suggested that the cosmetic results of sclerotherapy are improved with compression stocking use and heat would have the opposite effect.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

I don't recommend heat being applied to the treated extremity for two weeks. Studies have suggested that the cosmetic results of sclerotherapy are improved with compression stocking use and heat would have the opposite effect.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Following sclerotherapy we want the veins to remain constricted and collapsed so that the solution will close the veins. This is one of the reasons for compression. Heat dilates. I would recommend heat avoidance for 48 hours after sclero. Cold should not matter.

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

Following sclerotherapy we want the veins to remain constricted and collapsed so that the solution will close the veins. This is one of the reasons for compression. Heat dilates. I would recommend heat avoidance for 48 hours after sclero. Cold should not matter.


4 years ago by Health Qare Associates of Northern Virginia

Hot water dilated the blood vessels, making treatment less effective. We recommend avoiding Hot showers, baths and hot tubs for 1 week after the procedure.

4 years ago by Health Qare Associates of Northern Virginia (View Profile)

Hot water dilated the blood vessels, making treatment less effective. We recommend avoiding Hot showers, baths and hot tubs for 1 week after the procedure.


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