According to a report published by Society of Interventional Radiology, about half of the U.S. population suffer from venous diseases. These diseases effect approximately 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men.

Veins are an essential part of the circulatory system. Their function is to return the deoxygenated blood from different organs towards the heart. They also play a role in storing unused blood.

In order to efficiently return the blood to the heart, the veins must keep the elasticity of their walls. This means that anything that changes the elasticity of the walls can interrupt blood flow and can lead to the formation of varicose veins. Varicose veins result from valves that are damaged or diseased and don’t close properly. The diseased veins often appear as large, visible, bulging and discolored below the skin’s surface

Treating Varicose Veins

Premier Vein Clinics of Knoxville provide multiple treatments for varicose veins. These include, laser surgery, phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and more. While these treatments can be done anytime of the year, cool weather is ideal for vein treatment.

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Here are some of the reasons why:

It is more comfortable to wear compression garments during a cool weather.

Typically, vein specialists usually recommend using compression garments before and after vein treatment. The mild compression from these garments helps improve the blood flow in the calf and ankles.

Patients are more likely to comply with this in cool weather than on hot days. In cooler seasons, compression garments can provide additional insulation and can be easily tucked under long pants.

Treatment areas are less likely to be exposed to harmful UV rays.

Cool seasons like fall and winter are perfect time to do vein treatment as it is in these times when treatment areas, such as your legs, are less likely to be exposed from the harmful UV rays.

After vein treatments, patients are advised to avoid strong sun exposure for 3-6 weeks. This time will vary depending on the patient.

The skin is more sensitive after vein treatment. Exposing treated areas to the sun can stimulate the melanin-producing skin cells, sometimes leading to undesired discoloration. Sun exposure can be avoided more easily during cooler seasons.

Cooler weather provides ample time for healing.

Undergoing vein treatment during fall or winter provides ample time for patients to heal and notice significant changes on their skin before the weather gets hot. This is ideal for those requiring subsequent treatments as it provides patients enough time to heal between procedures and move forward with their treatment plan.

Our board-certified vascular surgeons at Premier Vein Clinics of Knoxville are experts in the field of diagnosing and treating vein diseases. Vein treatments from Premier Surgical can provide you with relief from the pain, swelling, and unsightly appearance of varicose veins. We can restore healthy, great-looking legs in about an hour and most of our procedures are covered by insurance. Request an appointment with one of our Premier Vein Clinic specialists today!