You might be thinking that now that cooler weather has finally arrived, you can safely tuck those unattractive varicose veins safely underneath your jeans and long pants. However, there is a better way to address those veins this winter than to merely hide them away. Now is the perfect time to indulge in a vein treatment that will eradicate the appearance of the veins as well as any painful symptoms you might be experiencing. Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin has a number of reasons why winter is the right time to treat those varicose veins.
Winter and Varicose Veins
Winter is not the best time of year for those bulging vessels. The colder temperatures and less active lifestyle can lead to worsening of symptoms like pain, leg fatigue and a sensation of restless legs at the end of the day. Why not avoid the entire uncomfortable experience by treating your varicose veins before the trouble begins? The good news is that the same treatments that eliminate the appearance of the veins will also get rid of those symptoms – sometimes almost immediately.
Many people find it easier to schedule medical appointments during the winter months when business often slows down. While this procedure does not involve much downtime afterward, it is often easier to return home to rest after a treatment when the weather is not conducive to outdoor activities. In addition, many doctors find their schedules are more open this time of year, making it easier for you to find a convenient time for your procedure.
Hiding the Evidence
Varicose vein treatments are minimally-invasive procedures that involve minimal incisions and downtime. However, there can be some mild bruising and swelling around the treatment sites, which may persist for a few days after the procedure. When you schedule your vein treatment this time of year, your winter clothing will safely hide the evidence of your procedure until your legs fully heal. If you are advised to wear compression stockings for a period of time after your treatment, your long pants and jeans will safely hide those as well.
It is important to protect skin from the sun after nearly any type of vein treatment. UV rays can cause complications after vein procedures, such as discoloration of the skin that can become permanent in some cases. During the winter season, it is much easier to protect the legs from sun exposure for a period of time after treatment, either with cool weather clothing or by simply remaining indoors after the treatment is completed.
Time for Results
Most vein treatments work by causing the affected veins to seal closed and collapse so that they can be reabsorbed by the body over time. This means your results might not be apparent right away. In addition, some patients might need more than one treatment session to achieve full results, especially in the case of sclerotherapy. To ensure you are fully vein-free and completely healed by summer (or even spring break) schedule your vein treatment as soon as possible.
Yes, you can hide your swollen veins under your winter clothing now, but that won’t change your condition once beach weather rolls around again. Instead of hiding, treat your veins this winter so that you will be ready to flaunt those smooth, sexy legs when warm weather returns. To learn more about your options in vein treatment, contact Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin at 800-910-8346.