Should I Wait Until Cooler Weather to Get My Veins Treated?

While vein treatments can be performed at any time throughout the year, many people choose to get their veins treated during the fall or winter. The reason for this is that many of the recommended post-procedure practices involve covering the treated area and avoiding sun exposure.

Benefits of vein treatment in cooler weather

Treating varicose or spider veins will not only alleviate painful symptoms, like cramping and fatigue, but it will get your legs ready for shorts, skirts and warmer weather. Here are some benefits of vein treatment in cooler weather:

  • Medical-grade compression socks must be worn after vein treatments to reduce pain and bruising. While there are many stylish colors and patterns available, most people prefer to wear them in the winter months so they aren’t as noticeable. Compression socks may also keep your legs, ankles and feet warm, so many people prefer to wear them in cooler weather.
  • Longer pants are an easy way to hide any potential side effects of vein treatment, like temporary redness, bruising or swelling.
  • Treated areas are less likely to be exposed to the sun during cooler weather. Limiting exposure to the sun is recommended following treatment (for at least a couple of weeks) due to potential skin discoloration.

Is varicose vein treatment covered by insurance?

The best time to begin your journey toward more beautiful legs is when the weather is warmer because it might take time to perform the studies and obtain insurance authorization. Your insurance carrier may require an ultrasound study to approve the procedure. Additionally, most insurance carriers require a minimum period of time following conservative measures, like compression therapy, before they’ll authorize any medical treatment.

It’s time to say goodbye to leg discomfort and painful, bulging varicose veins with advanced, minimally invasive treatments and zero downtime. The skilled team at Carolina Vein Specialists is ready to help you feel good about your legs again. Call 336-536-6522 to find out if vein treatment is right for you or to schedule an initial consultation.