Though you may return to normal activities, there may be some discomfort and bruising along the vein, which typically resolves in 1-2 weeks. Exercising can be resumed slowly in 7 days. You should also avoid heavy lifting (anything over 20 lbs) so as not to stress and reopen the vein. Varicose vein treatment contracts the vein, so you may feel tightness or pulling along the vein and mild inflammation is common. Any side effects will continue to diminish over the next several weeks to months. This is considered a chronic and progressive disease, and you should make annual follow up appointments.
Benefits of Varicose Vein Treatment
Upon completion of varicose vein treatment, patients will receive some fairly immediate relief, with noticeable improvement in their pre-treatment symptoms, such as the swelling, pain, heaviness, cramping and discomfort. There will also be immediate, noticeable cosmetic improvements, as the dilated, bulging veins will be gone, which thrills most patients! However, you do need to keep in mind that full recovery will slowly progress over weeks, if not months.