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Why Winter Is the Perfect Time to Treat Varicose Veins

If you have varicose veins on your legs, you may find yourself grateful for the cold months so that you can more easily cover up the unsightly veins with long pants, leggings or skirts. Winter also happens to be an ideal time to seek treatment for varicose veins, and here’s why.

Post-Treatment Compression Socks Add a Layer of Warmth

Many physicians will recommend the use of compression stockings before and after varicose vein treatment to boost blood circulation by applying pressure to the veins of the calves and ankles. Many patients find they are more willing to wear these compression stockings in the winter when they offer an additional layer of insulation against the cold rather than the summer when they are more difficult to tolerate.

Timing Is Everything

Patients who receive varicose veins treatment often find relief of symptoms such as throbbing, cramping and a heavy feeling in their legs relatively quickly after treatment. However, changes in the physical appearance of the varicose veins in the legs may take a few months to notice.

Treating varicose veins in the winter allows you sufficient time to heal and to begin seeing noticeable differences in the appearance of your legs before the warm months arrive. In addition, many patients discover that their venous condition will require subsequent treatments, so the earlier they begin their treatment plan, the more likely they will achieve the results they want before the hot months return.

About Via Vascular

To find out if EVLT or microphlebectomy are good solution for your varicose veins, contact Via Vascular. Our team of board-certified radiologists specializes in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment as an alternative to surgery for both varicose veins and spider veins. For more information or to set up an appointment, give us a call at (206) 525-8346.

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