Ask a doctor

How Soon After a Flight Can I Get Schlerotherapy on Lower Legs?

I have a long flight to Asia from US. How soon can I get schlero on ankles and calves of one leg after flight?

Doctor Answers (6)

Most times Sclerotherapy can be done as soon as 1 day after flying.

+2

Sclerotherapy can be done 1 day after flying in most cases.  Usually you need 3-6 sessions at 1 month apart and at a cost of $350-450 per session.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

Web reference: http://www.drdavidhansen.com

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Immediately.

+1

I do not give any time restrictions after flying to receive sclerotherapy but  I do not recommend flying or driving over 2 hours straight for 2 weeks after sclerotherapy.

Naples General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Scleroteraphy after a plane trip

+1

we ask our patients to ovoid plane trips at least one week after the treatment but we do not have any restriction on flying before the treatment. normally, depending on how extensive is the problem, we recommend 4 to 6 sessions and the cost is $450.00 per session.

Manhattan General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Sclerotherapy after plane travel

+1

you should certainly not have airplane travel immediately after leg vein injections but should you travel and then have the leg veins injected there should be no conflict. However, if you unfortunately develop a coincidental blood clot in your leg from the prolonged airplane travel, it may not be discovered for a week or more after your travel and then the sclerotherapy might be blamed in error.

Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Air travel, airplanes and scerotherapy of spider or varicose veins

+1

Sclerotherapy can vary in magnitude from small spider veins to extensive treatment of larger and deeper veins using ultrasound guidance. While the former could theoretically be performed on a limited basis immediately prior or subsequent to air travel, the latter may be contra-indicated for as long as the clot is present in the deeper veins.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.

You might also like...

Ask a Doctor

Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.