Why Fall and Winter are the Best Times for Vein Treatments
As summer comes to a close, many are breathing a sigh of relief as they can begin hiding unsightly spider and varicose veins under long pants and jeans. Fall and winter are also the perfect time to think about vein treatments that can eliminate those bulging, twisting lines before swimsuit season creeps back into play once again. With many minimally-invasive treatment options to choose from today, you can eliminate your spider and varicose veins without missing a beat during that busy holiday season.
Reasons to Get Your Varicose Vein Treatment Now
There are a number of reasons why fall and winter are the best seasons to schedule your varicose vein treatment:
• Long pants and tights will hide any mild bruising and swelling from the treatment
• Compression stockings tend to be more comfortable in the cooler months
• Treated areas are less likely to be exposed to sun, which can cause discoloration
• There is ample time to see full results from treatment before warm weather returns
At Center for Vein Restoration, we encourage patients to take advantage of the cool weather months by getting their vein treatments now. We also offer a variety of treatment options that allow us to customize each procedure to the unique needs and desired outcome of the individual patient.
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
Patients at Center for Vein Restoration have the following choices in varicose vein treatment:
Clarivein – One of the least invasive methods for treating varicose veins today, this revolutionary treatment combines a unique rotating action with a sclerosing agent for painless, effective vein removal. The procedure does not use any type of heat, minimizing risk and maximizing patient comfort. Patients are able to return to work and other activities immediately after treatment.
Venefit – This innovative procedures uses radiofrequency energy to close varicose veins, allowing the body to reabsorb the treated vein and blood to be rerouted through healthy veins nearby. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and patients can return to regular activities as soon as the treatment is completed.
EVLT – Endovenous laser treatment works in a similar fashion to VNUS Closure, but in this case laser energy is used to seal the vein shut. EVLT is also performed on an outpatient basis and allows patients to return to regular activities within one day.
Sclerotherapy – This injectable treatment is particularly effective in treating spider veins and smaller varicose veins. Injections of a sclerosing agent are placed directly into the vein to seal the vessel walls closed. Ultrasound can be combined with sclerotherapy treatments to address veins not visible on the surface of the skin.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy – This minimally-invasive procedure removes larger, diseased veins through tiny puncture marks and a special tool. The vein is removed from the leg in small sections, leaving no visible scarring behind. Performed on an outpatient basis, most patients are back to regular activities within a day.
All of these vein treatments are minimally invasive and involve little or no discomfort or downtime. To learn more about treatment options for spider and varicose veins, contact Center for Vein Restoration.