Can I smoke after laser varicose vein treatment?

Answers from doctors (5)


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Jun 06, 2016

Yes, but you should quit smoking.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Yes, but you should quit smoking.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Laser Vein Center

Published on Jun 06, 2016

I would recommend against it, but smoking is not an absolute contraindication to having varicose vein treatment.

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

I would recommend against it, but smoking is not an absolute contraindication to having varicose vein treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Jun 06, 2016

Of course we advise all our patients to stop smoking and offer information. Smoking affects arteries and veins as well as all other systems. If you did not stop before your procedures, it won't make any difference after your procedure.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Of course we advise all our patients to stop smoking and offer information. Smoking affects arteries and veins as well as all other systems. If you did not stop before your procedures, it won't make any difference after your procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

Published on Jun 06, 2016

There is no contraindication to smoking. Smoking cessation, however, is good for your health.

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Answered by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

There is no contraindication to smoking. Smoking cessation, however, is good for your health.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Jun 06, 2016

Laser varicose vein treatment is usually done with local and tumescent anesthesia. There should be no contraindication to smoking post-procedure if you so choose.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Laser varicose vein treatment is usually done with local and tumescent anesthesia. There should be no contraindication to smoking post-procedure if you so choose.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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