With your big day well on the way, you undoubtedly want to look and feel your very best. So, as a part of your preparations, you might be thinking about getting spider vein treatment before your wedding. With that move, you can kiss those annoyingly visible veins goodbye and waltz into your married life with confidence. But there are a few things you need to know before deciding to schedule a consult at your local vein and laser treatment center in Nashville TN.
Spider Vein Treatment Takes Multiple Sessions for Most
As wedding planning takes up all your free time, it might feel tempting to try to squeeze spider vein treatment into the last couple weeks before your big day. Unfortunately, that move may backfire since it often takes multiple sclerotherapy sessions to fully eliminate spider veins.
Beyond that, it can take up to six weeks to see the desired results from each session and slight bruising is quite common. You may even see red sores, dark spots, or lines in your skin after each sclerotherapy visit. While these marks are temporary, they are likely an unwelcome sight as you walk down the aisle.
Bruising After Treatment – How Long Does It Last?
You can expect the bruising and other effects to go away within a few days to two weeks after your last visit. If they last any longer than that, it’s important to let your vein physician in Nashville, TN, know right away.
In order to promote faster healing and minimize temporary side effects, your doctor may have you avoid taking certain prescription and over-the-counter medications for several days. In addition, they might ask you to avoid shaving and applying lotion to the treatment area before your visit.
After the procedure, you may need to avoid taking a hot bath for several days and skip the shower for 24 hours. It’s also common to have to wear compression stockings for several weeks after each session.
Since you’ll likely have bruising and other marks around the treatment area for several weeks, plan to finish your last session at least three weeks before your wedding day. This will also prevent you from having to wear compression stockings under your beautiful dress.
Will It Remove My Spider Veins Permanently?
In most cases, spider veins do not come back after sclerotherapy treatments eliminate them. There’s a chance that the veins will not respond to the treatment, although that is rather rare. Your vein specialist can help you decide if sclerotherapy treatments are right for you and share their overall chance for success. If the treatment does work, you should notice the spider veins disappear within six weeks at most.
Siragusa’s Vein Clinic in Nashville
Ready to get rid of the spider veins well ahead of your wedding day, call 615-777-0744 to meet our vein physician in Nashville, TN, Dr. Siragusa. During that call, you can schedule a free screening appointment at a date and time that’s convenient for you. Then, once you get a chance to come in, you can discuss your treatment expectations, questions, and concerns with your trusted team at Siragusa’s Vein & Laser Clinic. We look forward to helping you get ready for your big day, so give us a call today.