If you have a consultation for the treatment of varicose veins on the legs, there are some recommendations and guidelines to follow.
Make sure you have no contraindications:
– Take anti-estrogen medication (Tamoxifen®) –
– Severe asthma
– Clotting disorder
– Avoid using creams or oils on the skin the day before and the day of the treatment (also, think of shower products that are said to moisturize and leave an oily layer on the skin). The reasons are:
– The doctor must be able to pull on the skin, and when it is slippery, she is not able to do so
– This traction minimizes the pain and facilitates the channeling of the vein.
– The introduction of oily particles during the injection can also be a source of pain.
When there is an oily film, it creates a reflection with the light, making it more challenging to estimate the depth of the vein.
– Finally, Dr. Bernier uses small plasters to avoid blood loss which could be a risk for the treatment team, as oily skin prevents them from adhering correctly.
For the day of the varicose vein treatment:
- Wear loose-fitting clothing as you will have cotton balls on your legs for 30 minutes.
- Ensure that you have filled out all the documents (6 documents) on both sides beforehand and that you have sent them to us at least 48 business hours before your appointment. Please bring in your copies.
- Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the assigned time so that your file can be checked and completed by our secretarial service. A delay would require us to reschedule your appointment, and fees would be applied.
The Sherbrooke clinic entrance is on the Bethune Street side. Parking is available nearby.
A treatment room cannot accommodate more than one person except in cases where assistance is required.
Covid 19 protective measures are mandatory. Anyone showing symptoms is required to notify us.