Why Fall is the Best Time to Treat Your Spider Veins

Written By Center for Vein Restoration
Womans legs walking up rocks in fall

Autumn is the time to prepare for wearing shorts next year!

Sure, you may have just put away your shorts for the season. But believe it or not, the clock is already ticking on taking those shorts back out next year. Summer will be here again before you know it. Here’s why autumn is the best time to treat your spider veins with sclerotherapy:

It takes some time to see the full effects after sclerotherapy

This minimally invasive office procedure performed by a highly qualified vein doctor is used successfully to eliminate spider veins. While the procedure is effective, it can take 3-6 months after the treatment for the body to fully reabsorb the diseased veins and reveal beautiful, vein-free legs.

Sclerotherapy can cause temporary bruising

Short-term swelling, bruising, and skin discoloration is normal after sclerotherapy. Since there is little to no downtime after the procedure, patients are often more comfortable wearing clothes that hide their legs while they get on with their everyday activities after treatment for spider veins.

Pressure promotes healing after sclerotherapy

An ace wrap is applied immediately after the sclerotherapy procedure to help prevent swelling and bruising and promote healing. After 24 hours, patients are encouraged to wear compression socks for at least two weeks. These snug and cozy undergarments are most comfortable during cooler months and are easily concealed under long pants.

End-of-year is the best time to buy compression stockings

Fall is when your deductibles are likely met. As a result, your out-of-pocket expenses for compression garments are less. Stock up and save on compression stockings for the coming year by using your end-of-year FSA benefits to the fullest!

Cooler weather is healing weather

While it is perfectly safe to have sclerotherapy during the summer, it is recommended that patients avoid sun exposure for at least a couple of weeks after the procedure. Direct sun exposure for the first month after sclerotherapy can cause skin darkening in the treated areas, especially for those with dark skin. It is more comfortable to keep healing skin hidden under long clothing during cooler autumn temperatures.

Also, the summer heat can dilate veins, making itching, cramping, and swelling worse. Engaging the leg muscles in the form of exercise after surgery is vital for healing after sclerotherapy. Outdoor activities such as walking and biking are much more pleasant in the crisp, cool fall air.

The end-of-year holiday season is hectic. Now is the time to treat yourself to healthy legs

The slower pace of the post-summer/pre-winter holiday period is the perfect time to get your legs in the shape you’ve been longing for. By treating your spider veins now, you’ll avoid the holiday rush and will have all the time needed to look and feel your best when shorts season arrives again next year!

Feel Your Best in the New Year!

Don’t let another year go by, wishing that your legs looked and felt better. Center for Vein Restoration offers affordable, minimally invasive vein treatment. Patients can return to work and do normal activities the next day.

Schedule TODAY!

Call 240-965-3915 or visit centerforvein.com right now to schedule a consultation or treatment with a highly qualified vein doctor dedicated to your vein health and comfort. Most insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover treatment.

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