A little temporary swelling after any significant varicose vein procedure, whether it be sclerotherapy
, laser ablation
, rf, or surgery, can be normal.
Normal swelling should be minimal though and it usually goes away in 2-3 weeks. If you have a lot of swelling, if it suddenly appears, if it lasts more than 3 weeks, and/or if there is redness and/or pain, you should see your doctor.