4 Reasons Why Winter Is the Best Season for Vein Treatments
Spider veins and varicose veins are common vein conditions. Both conditions can be effectively treated using minimally invasive procedures like laser ablation and sclerotherapy, though your body will still need time in which to recover, regardless of the type of treatment you receive.
Summer is usually when you bare your legs, which is why winter is the ideal season for spider and varicose veins treatment. Here are four reasons to choose winter over summer for veins treatment, along with information on how to get rid of varicose veins with help from The Vein Institute of Hunterdon.
1. Get More Healing Time
Most vein treatments produce no downtime. However, you may have some bruising or scarring that can take several weeks to fully resolve. Having a varicose or spider veins treatment in the winter gives your body plenty of time to fully heal before summer.
2. Feel More Comfortable In Compression Socks
Compression socks can help regulate your blood circulation after a vein treatment and speed up healing and recovery. However, compression socks are tall and thick and can be uncomfortable and hot during the summer. If you receive veins treatment during the winter, you can wear compression socks under your pants without having to worry about the discomfort they may cause during the summer.
3. Conceal Potential Side Effects
Bruising, redness, swelling and skin discoloration are common side effects of many vein treatments. These side effects usually resolve within a few days or weeks but can be noticeable and bothersome if you plan on wearing shorts and bathing suits during that time. Winter veins treatment allows you to hide these side effects under pants while your body heals.
4. Reduce the Risk of Skin Discoloration
During the chilly winter season, you can spend time recovering from your vein treatment comfortably indoors where it’s warm and avoid the risk of skin discoloration that could occur when you have the treatment during the summer.
Contact The Vein Institute of Hunterdon at (908) 788-0066 to request an appointment if you are experiencing vein issues. We can talk to you in greater detail about how to get rid of spider veins and discuss all your available treatment options.