How long after foam sclerotherapy injections will it take the vein hardening to resolve?

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The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Nov 20, 2012

The vein hardening following sclerotherapy is actually scar tissue formation within the treated veins. I normally tell my patients 6-8 months or more depending on how large the original vein was and how much scar tissue was present. The more scar tissue, generally the longer it takes. A person's level of activity also affects healing time. The more active, the faster the scar tissue goes away.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

The vein hardening following sclerotherapy is actually scar tissue formation within the treated veins. I normally tell my patients 6-8 months or more depending on how large the original vein was and how much scar tissue was present. The more scar tissue, generally the longer it takes. A person's level of activity also affects healing time. The more active, the faster the scar tissue goes away.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Clinic of North Carolina

Published on Nov 20, 2012

It really depends on the size of the veins that are treated. Usually the larger the vein, the longer it will take your body to reabsorb the closed veins.

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Answered by Vein Clinic of North Carolina

It really depends on the size of the veins that are treated. Usually the larger the vein, the longer it will take your body to reabsorb the closed veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Nov 19, 2012

Anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. It does depend on how fast your body can heal, and everyone has a different rate of healing. Those spots will heal with time.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. It does depend on how fast your body can heal, and everyone has a different rate of healing. Those spots will heal with time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein & Laser Centre, Ltd.

Published on Nov 14, 2012

The vein will feel hard within the first week. It will usually resolve
within 6-12 months. Spider veins usually resolve within 4-6 weeks.

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Answered by Advanced Vein & Laser Centre, Ltd.

The vein will feel hard within the first week. It will usually resolve
within 6-12 months. Spider veins usually resolve within 4-6 weeks.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialists

Published on Nov 14, 2012

This may take a month or two and often these lumps require drainage to remove
the old blood which initially will feel "hard" and eventually will "liquify"
and will be amenable to drainage with a needle 6-8 weeks after the
injections.

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Answered by Vein Specialists

This may take a month or two and often these lumps require drainage to remove
the old blood which initially will feel "hard" and eventually will "liquify"
and will be amenable to drainage with a needle 6-8 weeks after the
injections.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Heart and Vein Center

Published on Nov 14, 2012

There is a lot of variation and it is mostly related to the size of the treated vein. Larger veins will take longer compared to smaller-size veins.

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

There is a lot of variation and it is mostly related to the size of the treated vein. Larger veins will take longer compared to smaller-size veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Nov 14, 2012

Anywhere from two to six weeks is the usual amount of time necessary for sclerotherapy to heal. If you still have hard areas after six weeks then you should follow up with your physician.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Anywhere from two to six weeks is the usual amount of time necessary for sclerotherapy to heal. If you still have hard areas after six weeks then you should follow up with your physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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