Orlando PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS - SCLEROTHERAPY

Orlando PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS - SCLEROTHERAPY

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PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS - SCLEROTHERAPY

  1. For 24 hours before the procedure stop using all moisturizing lotions.

  2. Wear shorts the day of the procedure.

  3. Please purchase a pair of support hose and bring them on the day of the procedure.   (These are to be worn for 24 hours following the procedure)

  4. Do not plan on strenuous activities the day of the procedure such as aerobics, running, shopping, etc.

SIDE  EFFECTS

Nearly all medical procedures have some side effects.   Fortunately with our current sclerotherapy technique, side effects are minimal.   Side effects that may occasionally occur are:

Leg cramps at the time of injections.  These are usually of short duration. 

·    Bruises at injection sites.  These usually occur within the first few days and they usually fade over a few weeks, and can persist for up to six months, but are almost never permanent. 

·    Slough or small sore or ulcer at the site of injection.  This only very rarely happens when the sclerosing agent leaks out of the vein into the skin.   These typically heal without problems, but if deep, they can result in scarring.  

·  Thrombophlebitis (blood clots and inflammation of the vein).   This is unusual.  If you have a history of thrombophlebitis you are not a candidate for sclerotherapy. 

 If you have any further questions please contact our nursing staff at 407-352-2444.

 
© John "Lucky" Meisenheimer, M.D.  2012                                   WWW.OrlandoSkinDoc.com