How long after Sclerotherapy can you get in the sun?

How long after Sclerotherapy can you get in the sun?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (9)


Answered by North Shore Vein Center

Phlebologists will differ on this point, but most would agree that direct sun exposure to the treated leg(s) is not recommended for at least 2 weeks. For sustained outdoor activities, sunscreen is recommended.

Published on Oct 21, 2010

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Answered by North Shore Vein Center

Phlebologists will differ on this point, but most would agree that direct sun exposure to the treated leg(s) is not recommended for at least 2 weeks. For sustained outdoor activities, sunscreen is recommended.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Miller Vein

The longer you stay out of the sun after sclerotherapy the better. At a minimum 2 weeks. It's also helpful to remain out of the sun just before treatment.

Published on Oct 07, 2010

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Answered by Miller Vein

The longer you stay out of the sun after sclerotherapy the better. At a minimum 2 weeks. It's also helpful to remain out of the sun just before treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

The more you wait the better but the minimum is 6 weeks. You should wait for the acute inflammation to go away, usually in 4-6 weeks, depending on the solution used, the size of the vein treated and you skin complexion (Olive skin or dark skin color may be more predisposed to darker discoloration than fair skin). The main concern here is not to stimulate the melanin (skin pigment) producing skin cells and thus minimize the undesirable skin discoloration that may happen in the treated areas. A compromise may be to venture out with shorts and skirts with sunblock on at most, and certainly no sun tanning.

Published on Oct 07, 2010

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The more you wait the better but the minimum is 6 weeks. You should wait for the acute inflammation to go away, usually in 4-6 weeks, depending on the solution used, the size of the vein treated and you skin complexion (Olive skin or dark skin color may be more predisposed to darker discoloration than fair skin). The main concern here is not to stimulate the melanin (skin pigment) producing skin cells and thus minimize the undesirable skin discoloration that may happen in the treated areas. A compromise may be to venture out with shorts and skirts with sunblock on at most, and certainly no sun tanning.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Nu Vela Vein Center

You should wait for the acute inflammation to go away, usually in 2-3 weeks, depending on the solution used, the size of the vein treated and you skin complexion (Olive skin or dark skin color may be more predisposed to
darker discoloration than fair skin). The main concern here is not to stimulate the melanin (skin pigment) producing skin cells and thus minimize the undesirable skin discoloration that may happen in the treated areas.

Published on Oct 05, 2010

Answered by Nu Vela Vein Center (View Profile)

You should wait for the acute inflammation to go away, usually in 2-3 weeks, depending on the solution used, the size of the vein treated and you skin complexion (Olive skin or dark skin color may be more predisposed to
darker discoloration than fair skin). The main concern here is not to stimulate the melanin (skin pigment) producing skin cells and thus minimize the undesirable skin discoloration that may happen in the treated areas.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

I tell patients 1 week

Published on Oct 05, 2010

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Answered by Susan B Fox, D.O. RPVI, FSVM

I tell patients 1 week

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by The Vein Center

I recommend to my patients to stay out of direct sunlight to the treated areas for 30 days following sclerotherapy (this also applies to tanning beds). The main concern is that sun exposure may increase the risk of hyperpigmentation following sclerotherapy (a dark discoloration in the treated area). For this reason, most of my patients wait until summer is over to get their sclerotherapy treatments.

Published on Oct 04, 2010

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Answered by The Vein Center

I recommend to my patients to stay out of direct sunlight to the treated areas for 30 days following sclerotherapy (this also applies to tanning beds). The main concern is that sun exposure may increase the risk of hyperpigmentation following sclerotherapy (a dark discoloration in the treated area). For this reason, most of my patients wait until summer is over to get their sclerotherapy treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I would wait at least 2 weeks before sun bathing. However if you are going swimming, 2 to 5 days should be sufficient.

Published on Oct 04, 2010

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I would wait at least 2 weeks before sun bathing. However if you are going swimming, 2 to 5 days should be sufficient.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

I generally tell my patients to avoid full intense sun exposure for about a month.

Published on Oct 04, 2010

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

I generally tell my patients to avoid full intense sun exposure for about a month.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Innovative Vein

If you have no staining after treatment you can get in the sun within a few days.

Published on Oct 04, 2010

Answered by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

If you have no staining after treatment you can get in the sun within a few days.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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