Have you been thinking about varicose vein treatment? That is perfect, because now’s a great time! While it may not have cooled down much outside, fall is here. And, with its arrival comes a new item to put on your to-do list: treat those varicose veins! Here are the top five reasons why fall is the right time to treat those bulging, twisted signs of venous insufficiency.
Why is Fall a Great Time for Varicose Vein Treatment?
1. You have more time
Between the constant activity and summer break and the holidays, fall is the perfect time to follow post-treatment restriction on exercise and strenuous movement. Sending the kids to school each day can also allow you the opportunity to lie down and put your legs up following treatment.
2. Insurance is easier
By the time fall comes around, many people have already met most or all of their insurance deductibles. But, October and November is not so late in the calendar year that you won’t have time to secure a vein treatment pre-authorization, if that’s what your insurance carrier requires. And our Houston vein specialists accept most insurance plans, so you should be in the clear by this time of year.
3. The clothing and compression won’t be as much of a problem.
After spider-vein treatment, you will likely need to wear compression stockings for up to a month to minimize any bruising, pain or swelling and to help improve blood flow in your legs. It’s a lot more comfortable to wear these stockings after the heat of summer has passed, especially if you also want to cover them up with long pants.
4. The sun is less prominent
Did you know that UV rays can contribute to the development of varicose veins? And, even after undergoing treatment, sun exposure can slow down your recovery process or cause the skin in your healing legs to become discolored? That’s why you will need to avoid direct sun exposure for up to a month following vein treatment, and it’s why the fall is a much smarter time to begin the vein-treatment process.
5. You’ll be ready for the holidays.
Once Thanksgiving comes, you’ll be facing a mad rush of shopping and celebrating. That will be the case, even if the holidays look a little different this year. Now, if you seek varicose vein treatment earlier in the fall, here’s the best news we can offer. By the time you hit the holiday season, you should be mostly done with your recovery process. Which means that you can sit, stand and celebrate your way through the festivities. All without worrying about the look or feelings coming from those twisted, painful, varicose veins!
Sources: La Jolla Light