|With both sclerotherapy and laser treatments, you may experience some pinching or burning sensations during your treatments. You may feel the sclerotherapy needle, and the sclerosing agent may cause the burning sensation. A typical sclerotherapy session may involve anywhere from five to forty injections, depending on the severity of the problem and the size of the area being treated.
Laser treatments tend to be less painful, with only a brief pinching or burning sensation when the laser touches the skin.
Following either of these procedures, you may experience:
These symptoms usually go away within a week or so. Your doctor may recommend that you use an icepack to treat swelling.
Most patients are back to their normal activities the day after treatment with very little pain.