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2016-11-10

Varicose Vein Treatment During Winter

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Are you suffering from varicose veins or spider veins but aren’t sure when the right time to get treatment is? Varicose veins are a common problem that affect many individuals, especially women. It is estimated that between 30 to 60 percent of adults have varicose veins. Varicose veins tend to get worse during colder months, due to decreased physical activity, which can lead to worsening conditions such as inflamed varicose veins. Explore our blog for other significant benefits of getting varicose vein treatment during the winter!

More Time to Heal

When receiving varicose vein treatment, it is crucial to take some time to rest and recover after treatment. It would be smart to take a few days off immediately following the procedure to stay at home and take it easy. Winter is a slower season for many people and is a good time to recuperate, especially after the holidays, when things are less hectic. Cold weather provides ample time for healing and is especially ideal for those requiring subsequent treatments, since it provides enough time to heal between procedures.

Covering Up & Skin Protection

If you are suffering from varicose veins, winter is not only a great season to spend recuperating after treatment; it is also a good time for covering up. During the winter, we tend to bundle up and wear more clothing, so it is easier to disguise any bruising, swelling and other temporary side effects that could occur after treatment. Winter is also a great time to receive varicose vein treatment because one can get the most protection from UV rays during this time. Exposure to UV rays can cause discoloration following varicose vein treatment, which is why it is best to avoid getting treatment during the summer, if possible.

Winter clothing can help disguise compression stockings, which patients are sometimes required to wear following treatment. Compression stockings are used to keep treated veins in close contact and prevent them from filling back up with blood.

Choose Via Vascular for Varicose Treatment

Are you considering getting varicose vein treatment this winter? If so, Via Vascular has new minimally invasive techniques that are done by highly experienced technicians. We offer procedures such as endovenous laser treatment and microphlebectomy which require no hospital stay, have minimal postoperative pain and provide nearly immediate relief from your symptoms. Check out some of our testimonials, to see what our patients have to say about their experience and results at Via Vascular.

About Via Vascular

Via Vascular can help you decide if you are a candidate for treatment, and can inform you about the different types and phases of vein treatments offered. If you are unsure about varicose veins symptoms or procedures, contact Via Vascular. Find out more information and make an appointment today by calling Via Vascular at (206) 525-8346 or by filling out our online contact form.

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