There really is no significant recovery time for sclerotherapy. In our experience, the marks and bruising from the sclerosing agent resolves in about 6-8 weeks.
Additionally, it’s important to follow some recovery steps. Following the sclerotherapy treatment, we recommend patients “pump” the sclerosing solution out of circulation with frequent walking. We will also bandage the injected areas and instruct the treated vessels to be compressed, as this may help seal the treated vessels, keep the blood from collecting under the skin and reduce the development of dark spots.
We recommend the use of compression or support hose between sclerotherapy treatments. This may be particularly recommended for people who spend a lot of time on their feet or work in a standing occupation.