For some of us, winter is one of the most anticipated season because of the holiday festivities. It’s a great time to be with friends and family. It’s also a great time to get vein treatment.
Here are a few reasons why vein treatment is ideal in the winter:
Varicose vein symptoms can worsen during winter
Often, during winter many of us become less active and end up gaining weight.. These factors can exacerbate varicose vein symptoms such as fatigue and a feeling of heaviness on the legs.
Compression garments are more tolerable to wear
If you opt for procedures like sclerotherapy, compression garments are vital after treatment. However, these garments can be thick, making them less comfortable to wear, on warmer days. When the weather is cooler, wearing these compression garments becomes much more tolerable.
Your legs have ample time to recover for spring and summer
Although most vein treatments now require less downtime, there are still procedures that take a couple of weeks to recover. By having your vein treatment in the winter, your legs will have ample time to recover and be ready for the active warmer seasons.
Long pants can help and protect legs during recovery
Mild redness, bruising, and swelling can happen after a varicose vein treatment. These can be easily concealed during winter.
Treated areas are less likely to be exposed to the sun
Sun exposure after vein treatment should be avoided for a few weeks as it can potentially cause skin discoloration. In the cooler months, you’re likely wearing long pants and staying out of the sun.
Premier Vein Clinic in Knoxville is ready to help you love your legs again. If you’re thinking about treatment for your varicose or spider veins, it’s the perfect time to come see us. For a limited time, we are offering FREE vein screenings! Call (865) 588-8229 or request your free screening online today.