Why Fall is the Right Time for Vein Treatment at Advanced Varicose Vein
Summer is nearly over, but the remnants of summer may remain long after the weather cools down. If you are heading into fall feeling self-conscious about varicose veins that kept you out of your favorite shorts this year, now is the time to do something about your condition. Fall is an excellent time to address those uncomfortable, unsightly veins so you are ready when summer rolls around again. Dr. Lev at Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan has a number of reasons why you should consider your vein treatments now.
After varicose vein treatment, most patients are advised to wear compression stockings for a number of days to encourage healthy blood flow and healing of the veins. Most patients find compression stockings are more comfortable during the fall and winter, when temperatures tend to cool down. In addition, the cooler temperatures make it easier to wear long pants or skirts to effectively hide away those support stockings.
Whether you choose injectable treatments or procedures using the latest technology, it is important to protect the treated area from the sun for a number of weeks. Sun exposure can cause permanent discoloration in the treatment area, which interferes with the excellent results of these treatments. Keeping the treated veins under fall clothing is one of the best ways to ensure the veins are fully protected from the sun’s rays to provide you with the best possible results.
Time to Heal
Although today’s vein treatments are much less invasive than surgical procedures of the past, it can still take some time for the legs to heal fully after treatment. Tiny incisions or even injections can cause mild swelling or bruising, which can be a visible giveaway of your vein treatment. In the cooler weather, you can easily keep your legs under wraps until healing is complete and those telltale signs of your procedure are completely gone.
Time to See Results
Today’s vein treatments typically work by causing the vessel walls to seal together so the vein collapses. The treated vein is then naturally reabsorbed by the body over time. This process can take up to six weeks before veins are completely gone. By getting vein treatment in the fall or winter, you can rest assured your veins will be completely eliminated before warmer temperatures begin to call you to don your leg-baring fashions.
Fall is a busy time for vein treatments at Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan. Now is the time to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Lev to find out which vein treatment will work the best for you. Call us today at 212-204-6501.