At last, Fall is upon us! You dreaded seeing the veins on your legs this summer, and now you can cover them up and forget about them until next summer, right?
WRONG! Fall is the best time to get rid of those unsightly veins once and for all. Here are a few great reasons why now is the time to finally address your veins:
This time of year, you may have met your insurance deductible. Or, if you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA), you may be in a position where you need to finish using those funds by the end of the year.
Extra Time for Healing
Vein treatments can take some time and require more than one procedure. These sessions are usually placed a few weeks apart to allow proper healing before the next procedure. In most cases, you won’t see the full results of your vein treatment for a couple of weeks. So if you start your vein treatments in the Fall, you’ll have vein-free (not to mention pain-free) legs by the time spring and summer comes around.
Whether you choose injectable or laser vein treatment, it’s important to protect the treated area from the sun for a number of weeks. Sun exposure can cause permanent skin discoloration in the treated area, interfering with your desired results. Keeping the treated veins under fall clothing is one of the best ways to ensure the veins are fully protected from the sun’s rays. In turn, you’ll have the best possible outcome from your vein treatment.
Being active and walking is very important after vein treatment. It encourages blood circulation which helps with the healing process. Cooler temperatures make it enjoyable to go out and do some fun Fall activities with friends and family.
Easy Appointment Scheduling
Fall and Winter are generally slower at vein clinics because patients go back to work and care for their children. This means scheduling an appointment is much easier, with more openings and time slots. Workaround your calendar to find a day during the week that works best for you. Vein treatment takes around 15 – 30 minutes with no downtime, so you’ll be up and back to work in no time!
Treat Your Veins Today!
If you or a loved one suffer from leg swelling, rashes or ulcers, see a vein specialist as soon as you can. If you don’t have symptoms but do have the risk factors for varicose veins, see a doctor. A simple ultrasound test will determine whether you have varicose veins or not.
Remember, untreated varicose veins can lead to serious health problems. Don’t wait. With your varicose veins treated, you’ll feel better — and you’ll live a longer, healthier life with fewer complications.
At Delaware Advanced Vein Center, our medical staff has years of experience helping people with their spider and varicose veins. We would love to welcome you to our family of satisfied patients.