At enhanceskin, we’ve been providing Nelson and Marlborough vein treatment for over a decade. When our clients first visit us, they are sometimes a little anxious about what their treatment might entail. However, after treatment, they are inevitably pleasantly surprised by the ease of their walk-in, walk-out vein procedure! Often saying, “I don’t know why I was worried”.
In this article, we thought we’d share some of the aspects of care after your Nelson or Marlborough vein treatment. There is, of course, some aftercare required. But this varies from person to person, and the most important thing is to listen to your body and take note of how you feel.
After Nelson and Marlborough Vein Treatment
We’ll ask you to wear compression stockings immediately after your treatment. They will help minimise discomfort, prevent bruising and clots and facilitate better circulation. You’ll need to wear them for one week, including when washing or bathing your legs.
You may experience some minor pain or discomfort post-treatment as the local anaesthetic wears off, although wearing your compression stocking will do much to alleviate this. Dr David advises taking paracetamol following the procedure if required. From the next day, walking is your best pain relief, your legs will tell you if you’ve been sitting or standing too long.
Driving and Back to Work:
All our non-invasive varicose vein treatments are walk-in, walk-out procedures. You can drive yourself home immediately after treatment, and many patients feel comfortable returning to work the next day.
However, you might want to take some time off if you’re on your feet for long periods or your job involves manual labour or extended driving. Heavy lifting or weights are also best avoided. Dr David will always offer his advice, but it does come down to how you feel and listening to your body.
Walking is the most critical form of exercise post-vein treatment. Getting at least 45-60 minutes of walking a day in the first two weeks post-treatment is vital.
Worried about something?
One of the main advantages of having your Nelson and Marlborough Vein Treatment with Dr David is that he lives locally. He doesn’t fly in and out of the region to perform treatments. This means he is always available should you have any post-treatment concerns. Every patient gets his mobile number if they have concerns about themselves after hours.
Ready for varicose vein treatment? We offer a complimentary full doctor’s vein assessment and scan to determine the treatment most suitable for you. Contact us to book your appointment with David!