Pre/Post Treatment Guideline: Vascular Treatment

Posttreatment Skin Care

• Apply antibiotic ointment of physician’s choice to the area to prevent drying or crusting and to soothe the skin. If a crust develops, allow it to fall off naturally.

• Avoid hot baths or whirlpools for one week following treatment.

• If blistering or crusting occurs, do not shave for 1 to 3 days.

• Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, sunless tanning lotions and tanning creams before, during and after treatment. A broad-spectrum sun block (UVA/UVB) and SPF 30 or greater should be applied to the treatment area before any sun exposure.

• Avoid exercises that can cause vasodilatation for one-week posttreatment. Walking is encouraged.

• If makeup is allowed, it must be applied and removed delicately. Excess rubbing can open the area and increase the chance of scarring.

• Discomfort, such as swelling or redness (lasting from a few hours to a couple of days), can be relieved with acetaminophen or ice packs.

• Instruct patient to contact physician if there is any sign of blistering or infection (redness, tenderness or pus).

Follow-Up Treatments

Follow-up vascular treatments should be scheduled at every 4 to 6 weeks for facial vessels and at least every 6 to 8 weeks for leg veins.

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