If you’ve decided to have your varicose veins treated there are a few things you’ll want to think about post-op to ensure the most success in the long term and the least discomfort possible. Here are 5 things you can do for self-care after you’ve had a varicose vein treatment.
Get the Facts
Since there are different treatment options available to treat varicose veins, you’ll need to know which option is best in your specific case. Once you know which treatment you’ll be getting, spend some time reading up on it and asking questions on which aftercare steps you’ll need to take to ensure success. For some procedures this may mean wearing compression socks or exercising.
Take it Easy
Regardless of which treatment or surgery you have, you’ll need to be patient with yourself and your body. Your veins will need time to slowly heal and results will never show overnight. If you’ve had surgery and incisions you’ll need to be even more cautious about not letting the wounds open or become exposed. Don’t attempt to drive, peel away any bandages or shower for at least 2 days after surgery to allow your wounds time to begin healing.
While there aren’t any specific nutrition guidelines to follow after vein surgery, you do want to be sure you’re drinking enough fluids and eating a diet packed with fiber to ensure you stay regular.
Don’t Get Discouraged with Appearances
Treating diseased veins, whether by injecting them with a chemical or removing them is going to cause bruising. You won’t have smooth skin appearance right away. Don’t get discouraged if you’re not seeing the results quickly
Keep Your Legs Elevated
While you might think moving around is a good idea to keep blood flowing, you actually will want to lay down and keep your legs elevated as the best way to allow circulation and to take additional stress off your veins. The last thing you want to do is put more stress on the veins that are now doing more work.
Working with a vein specialist, you can find the best options to treat your varicose veins. Get a free consultation today!