Why Winter is the Perfect Time for Varicose Vein Treatment
You might not be thinking much about those varicose veins hiding under long pants and boots this winter. However, spring will be here before you know it and pretty soon, those legs are going to want to come out to play once again. Give your legs a break before the weather warms up with treatment options to banish those unsightly, uncomfortable veins for good. At Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan, we have a number of reasons why winter is the perfect time for varicose vein treatment.
Compression Stockings for Varicose Vein Treatment
Many insurance companies require patients to wear compression stockings for a period of time before other types of vein treatment are eligible for insurance coverage. These medical-grade stockings are designed to fit tighter around the feet and gradually loosen as they move up the leg. The purpose of the stockings is to encourage healthy blood flow from the lower extremities back to the heart. Winter is a much more comfortable time to wear these stockings, plus you can easily hide them under your winter clothing.
Keeping Treatment Under Wraps
While varicose vein treatments are minimally-invasive today, they can still leave their mark in bruising and swelling during the early days after the procedure. By getting your treatment in the winter, you don’t have to worry about baring the telltale signs of your procedure to the world. Keep your legs safely under wraps until they are fully healed and then you will be ready to flaunt those new legs under your favorite spring wearables.
Staying Away from the Sun
To ensure the best possible recovery after vein treatment, it is important to avoid exposing the treatment area to the sun’s potentially harmful rays. Sun exposure can discolor the skin during the healing process and make scarring more visible after treatment. By keeping your legs covered during the early days after treatment, you are more likely to see the best possible results from your procedure.
All Ready for Spring!
Full results of varicose vein treatment are not typically seen right away. It takes some time for veins to disappear completely and the legs will need time to heal after treatment. By getting your varicose vein procedure now, your legs will have ample time to heal and reach their top form before you start digging out your spring and summer apparel.
Varicose veins are a condition that is often not a focus for patients until leg-baring weather comes along. By getting your veins treated now, you won’t have to worry about what your legs look like when the warm weather season is in full swing. To learn more about your options in varicose vein treatment, contact Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan at 212-204-6501 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Ronald Lev.