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How do I Get Prepared for Varicose Veins Therapy?

How do I Get Prepared for Varicose Veins Therapy | Timeless Med Spa | South Ogden, UT

Varicose veins are common in adults, but they can be a source of pain and discomfort. To get started, you should ensure that you have time on your hands. The procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on your specific situation, so it’s best to leave yourself enough time to relax before and after the treatment.

If you have any questions about the procedure or whether or not it’s right for you, be sure to ask your doctor about your options beforehand.

Things to Know Before Varicose Vein Therapy

Varicose veins are a common condition that many people suffer from. Varicose vein surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be done to treat the disease and improve your quality of life.

To ensure that you have a positive experience with your treatment, it’s essential to follow the pre-operative directions given to you by your provider.

Varicose veins therapy is done to address the issues that arise from the swelling and bulging of veins.

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that can cause pain and discomfort. Varicose veins are a common condition, especially in older adults. They usually develop in the legs but can also occur in the arms or other body areas.

Varicose veins can be treated with laser therapy or injections. These treatments help to shrink the vein, so it doesn’t bulge out as much under your skin. They may also prevent new varicose veins from forming and make existing ones less visible by making them fade over time.

Surgery is another option for treating varicose veins if other treatments aren’t effective or don’t work well enough for you.

How do I get prepared for varicose veins therapy?

  • Before your appointment, it’s essential to:
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Bring a list of questions for your doctor or nurse.

What is varicose vein surgery?

Varicose vein surgery is a procedure that removes varicose veins from the leg. During this procedure, your doctor will remove the damaged blood vessels and replace them with healthy ones.

The surgery is done using local anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during or after. You also won’t need to stay overnight in the hospital after surgery unless you’re having other procedures done at the same time or if there are complications that require monitoring by medical staff overnight.

The incision used for varicose vein removal is minimal–about 1/2 inch long–and heals quickly without leaving scars on your skin or legs.

What can I expect from my varicose vein surgery?

Varicose vein surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that takes about an hour. Depending on your doctor’s preference and medical history, you will be given general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. 

The surgeon will make a small incision in the skin over each varicose vein and remove it through the opening using microsurgical techniques (microsurgery). You will not feel any pain during surgery because of the anesthesia used during treatment.

The procedure itself should take less than 30 minutes per leg; however, there may be additional time spent preparing for surgery or recovering from anesthesia afterward as well as waiting for results from blood tests taken before surgery that ensure you’re healthy enough for varicose vein removal procedures.

To ensure that you have a positive experience with your treatment, it’s essential to follow the pre-operative directions given to you by your provider.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. This includes water (even if it is just a few sips), gum and food that contains caffeine, such as chocolate or soda pop.
  • Check with your doctor about any medications that need to be stopped before surgery. Your doctor may also ask for copies of all prescriptions so they can give them directly to the surgical team on the day of surgery instead of filling them before arriving at our office (this will allow us more time). 
  • We recommend bringing these items on the day of surgery so they can be reviewed while waiting in our waiting room area before any procedures occur later during this same visit.

Veins Therapy Aftercare

Vein treatments are a straightforward, minimally invasive procedure to treat varicose and spider veins in your legs. After the course, you may experience mild pain and discomfort for several days. To help the healing process along and ensure that you get optimal results from your therapeutic vein treatment, follow these simple guidelines:

After Vein Treatment

After your vein treatment, you may feel a little sore. You can expect mild to moderate discomfort a few days after the procedure. To help you recover, take it easy and rest your legs as much as possible.

  • Only do a little: Don’t overdo things physically or mentally after your treatment. Your body needs time to recover from any surgery or invasive procedure, so be sure not to push yourself too hard during this recovery period.
  • Don’t put pressure on your legs: Avoid sitting for long periods (more than 30 minutes) at once, if possible, until the sutures have dissolved completely. This will keep the blood flowing correctly through them without causing any discomfort in their healing process.

Guidelines for the days following vein treatment.

  • Don’t drive or operate heavy machinery.
  • Don’t lift anything heavier than 10 pounds.
  • Don’t lift your legs above the heart.
  • Don’t sit for long periods, as this can cause swelling in the legs and feet after treatment (a condition called “thrombophlebitis”). Elevate your feet on a stool or pillow if you must sit for long periods. Also, avoid crossing your legs while seated because it can increase pressure in veins and cause pain or discomfort during movement later in the day, making walking difficult at night when wearing tight clothing or shoes.


Varicose vein surgery is a safe and effective treatment for varicose veins. There are many ways to treat varicose veins, but this surgery can offer you the best results with minimal risk. 

To ensure that you have a positive experience with your treatment, it’s essential to follow the pre-operative directions given to you by your provider. These directions will help prevent complications during surgery and recovery from any pain or discomfort following the procedure.

Timeless Med Spa & Weight Loss has been helping clients with their varicose vein therapy services. We have a team of highly trained professionals who are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care while making your experience as comfortable as possible. Our mission is to provide safe, effective treatments that improve your quality of life.

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