Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Varicose vein treatment in the summer, Part 2

In our last post we discussed some of the treatments available for venous disease, including varicose veins. Now we frankly discuss one possible drawback to seeking treatment for vein problems in the summer.

Following every vein procedure, patients must wear graduated compression stockings. The length of time that patients are prescribed compression stockings is highly variable, depending upon the patient and the procedure. It could be as short as three days for some light-assisted sclerotherapy, or as long as two weeks for endovenous laser ablations or ambulatory phlebectomies. The lighter, sheerer stockings are better tolerated during the summer months, but tend to be less durable than some of the thicker options often work in the winter.

Although some people choose to delay treatment until after summer is over, others prefer to seek treatment as soon as possible. For those who choose not to undergo a vein procedure during the summer, it is still a good time to think about vein health.

It can take several months or more for the complete resolution of veins that have undergone treatments, so people can plan for next summer by scheduling an evaluation now. Whether or not one decides to pursue intervention for varicose veins or other venous issues, here are tips for vein relief in the summer.

No matter what the season, finding a qualified vein specialist can lead to an improved quality of life and better overall health. 

1 comment :

  1. There are a number of different ways to make varicose vein treatment affordable and charming skin is here to help and make the process stress-free.