About 20 to 25 million Americans have varicose veins. A common vein disease especially among women, varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic problem. When left unmanaged, they can lead to painful ulcers that can be difficult to treat.
Why Cooler Weather is the Best Time for Varicose Vein Treatment
During the warmer months, your varicose veins can get worse as a result of your body’s response to heat. Because of this, having your varicose veins treated during cooler months is a good choice as you have minimal exposure to heat, which can predispose you to vein complications.
Fall or winter months are also the ideal time to seek varicose vein treatment as you can easily conceal the signs of varicose vein treatment. Because you are more likely to wear pants, tights, or long dresses during these times of the year, you can wear the prescribed compression garments after surgery without feeling self-conscious about their appearance.
The use of compression garments after the procedure is recommended to aid in the healing process and reduce the swelling, inflammation, and bruising.
When your varicose veins are treated during the cooler months, you have ample time to recover. By the summer arrives, your legs will be fully healed from the vein treatment and you can comfortably wear your favorite shorts and skirts again.
Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
Minimally-invasive procedures are now available for the treatment of varicose and spider veins. At Premier Vein Clinics of Knoxville, we offer minimally invasive procedures that can get rid of your varicose veins with minimal discomfort and shorter recovery times.
If your veins appear dark blue or purple, twisted or bulging, and you’re suffering from an aching or burning sensation in your legs, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Premier Vein Clinics today. We offer free vein screenings for new patients! Request your free screening online today, or call 865-588-8229.