If you’ve ever wondered what the best time for treating varicose veins is, this article is for you. The time is now! But read on to discover why…
At enhanceskin, we successfully treat our client’s varicose veins throughout the year. But experience has shown us that cooler temperatures often help our clients tolerate vein treatments and procedures better and recover faster.
Why winter is the best time for treating varicose veins:
Cold Weather & Compression Stockings:
Dr David Orsbourn will ask you to wear compression stockings for two weeks after Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS) or Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA). We have found that most of our clients tolerate these more easily in the cooler winter months. In fact, they even offer an additional layer of insulation against the cold!
Contrary to popular belief, your legs won’t need shrouding in thick black compression stockings post-Varicose Vein treatment. Our range offers some fashionable options that look great when worn with a skirt!
Enjoy a Gentle Recovery:
Both Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGS) and Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) are minimally invasive, allowing you to return to normal activities almost straight away. So, you can walk, garden and enjoy gentle exercise. But, it’s best to avoid vigorous exercise and activities; this can be difficult to do over summer, which is a time for enjoying Nelson’s hiking and biking trails. In winter, it is much more acceptable to take time for gentle recuperation.
Discover some of the activities we encourage following your varicose vein treatment HERE. We published this article during New Zealand’s lockdown in 2020.
Now is Always the Best Time!
While not all varicose veins are visible, most will cause pain. Your legs may feel achy, heavy or tired. Or you may sometimes feel a burning or throbbing sensation in your legs. In short, right NOW is always the best time to treat your varicose veins, as once treated your symptoms will be gone!
Now we’ve told you that winter is the best time for treating varicose veins; it’s time to book your full doctor’s vein assessment and scan to determine the treatment most suitable for you. Contact us HERE.