During a laser vein ablation treatment, specialists use a laser device to send a beam of light to the swollen or bulging veins. This seals off and shrinks the vein, thus ensuring blood flows from the adjacent veins. The professionals at DHR Health Vein Institute are qualified and have many years of experience in performing this treatment. Once you have decided to undergo varicose vein treatment, there are some things to consider to ensure the long-term success of laser vein ablation. Here are just a few tips for self-care after a laser ablation treatment.
Know the Facts
Before going through a varicose vein treatment, the laser vein ablation specialist will take you through the various options available. You will need to decide on the best treatment for your specific situation. Once you have identified the treatment, spend time researching it and ask questions about the aftercare to ensure a speedy recovery. Regardless of the treatment plan, be patient with your body.
Wear Compression Stocks
Our specialist will most likely prescribe compression stockings after the laser vein ablation treatment to promote blood circulation. It is vital to continue wearing them for the directed amount of time.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Following a laser vein ablation treatment, it’s necessary to properly take care of your body by eating well to ensure speedy recovery of your veins.
Do Mild Exercise and Refrain From Carrying Heavy Objects
Exercising after a laser vein ablation treatment is a common concern. You should refrain from heavy exercise sessions; however, small walks in the evening can help ensure proper blood circulation and prevent blood clotting. Also, it is essential to avoid carrying or lifting heavy objects as they may put more pressure on your veins.
Elevate Your Legs
While recovering from laser vein ablation treatment, avoid standing or sitting for extended periods of time. Make sure your legs stay elevated as this allows the blood to circulate and takes the stress off your veins.