While the veins are shut down immediately, it can take several weeks (sometimes months for more severe cases) for the veins to completely break down within the body. Some patients will require multiple visits, depending on the severity of the condition. The body’s healing process will vary from person to person. No two people’s vein condition are the same.
In general, your legs will feel better before they look better. In general, legs typically start to feel better a couple of weeks after treatment. For very symptomatic patients, legs may feel better almost immediately. For less symptomatic patients, the benefits of less leg fatigue, aching and other symptoms may be noticed several weeks later. For the noticeable varicose veins at the surface, it takes several weeks to months for these to break down and fade away. The cosmetic benefits follow the health benefits of vein treatment.
Your doctor can better assess your timeline at your consultation. Symptom relief comes earlier than cosmetic results. Discuss your goals of treatment (symptom relief vs. cosmetic results or both) to better understand the timeline. It is important to have reasonable expectations as it is not possible to have ‘immediate’ cosmetic results. Whatever your goals are, we will work with you to obtain the results you want. Our mission is to help patients achieve long lasting relief from varicose veins.