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When is the best time to get vein surgery?

Now that the holidays are over, you may be thinking ahead towards spring break or summer plans already. Will you be baring your legs at the beach or lakeside on a boat?

Believe it or not, during the winter months is the best time to take care of unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, according to our expert physicians at VeinSolutions – Dr. Jeffrey M. Apple, Dr. Bradley A. Boone, Dr. David A. Nation, and Dr. Taylor A. Smith.

Why is winter the best time for vein treatment such as sclerotherapy, or spider vein removal, and minimally invasive varicose vein surgery?

1. Healing is easier in cooler months.

Cooler temps outside lead to less body swelling overall compared to when temps are soaring in the summer. Following a medical procedure, you want your body to remain at a consistent, comfortable temperature while the healing process takes place.

2. Compression socks are much more manageable and less noticeable in winter.

After your vein treatment, compression socks should be worn for several weeks to reduce any discomfort, potential bruising and promote circulation. These garments can be cumbersome and hot to deal with in the summer. In winter, they are easily worn under longer pants and skirts, so you can be neat and discreet following your lovely leg revamp!

3. The sun and harmful UV rays can damage newly delicate skin.

Strong rays from the summer sun can not only discolor your newly repaired skin, but they can also cause veins to dilate, lead to blood pooling, and even reverse the effects of the procedure. Time spent indoors relaxing during your recovery — and these darker winter days–are just what the doctor ordered!
VeinSolutions can help get your legs in tip-top shape now, so they can make a smoother, sensational debut this spring or summer.

We offer spider and varicose vein treatments in Austin and Georgetown performed by a team of highly specialized and board-certified vascular surgeons — typically in the comfort of our own office on an outpatient basis.

To schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified specialists at VeinSolutions in Austin, please contact us at 512.452.VEIN (8346). For VeinSolutions in Georgetown, please contact us at 512-501-4287 to schedule an appointment.

(Adapted from Varicoseveins.org)

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