Here comes the cooler weather where you can go back to wearing long pants and leggings — but don’t just cover your varicose veins up! A better choice is to start treatment now because Autumn is one of the best times of year to treat your varicose veins.
Take Advantage Of The Change Of Seasons
Whether it is heredity, your occupation which requires you to stand on your feet all day, or just the opposite, where you sit most of the day, these contributing factors can leave you with varicose veins on your legs.
These large veins showing under the skin surface are mostly due to circulation issues. Dysfunctional valves cause the blood to flow backwards (instead of toward the heart) and collect in the veins making them larger and more noticeable.
Now is the perfect time to contact Advanced Vascular Associates for an evaluation and treatment. Why do we say this?
The Need For Compression Stockings
It is uncomfortable wearing the compression stockings needed during treatments for varicose veins in the hot summer. During fall and winter they can be hidden in many ways. These socks promote better circulation and help with healing.
Rock them with your jeans and no one will be the wiser.
Less Sun In The Autumn
We don’t spend days in the sun and at the beach during cooler weather. It is important to stay out of the sun while varicose vein treatment is proceeding. Several of the vein treatments require staying out of the sun for proper healing.
Enough Time To Heal
Varicose vein treatment can be a time investment. How long you need treatment and recovery is determined by the extent of your condition.
Easier To See Varicose Veins In Fall And Winter
With less physical activity in the cooler months, varicose veins show up more clearly. When circulation decreases, the veins stand out more. This helps Advanced Vascular Associates better identify problems.
Fall Insurance Benefits
It is possible to use your FSA, HSA, and/or HRA to pay for vein treatments. It is important to check with your health administrator and whether your physician deems the treatment medically necessary. Purely cosmetic treatments will most likely not be eligible.
In addition, if you begin treatment before the end of the year, you may have already met your insurance deductible, which may mean less out-of-pocket costs.
Easy To Hide Any Side Effects
During fall and winter you can easily hide any side effects like discoloration, mild bruising, swelling, or redness.
Don’t wait to schedule an appointment with Advanced Vascular Associates, as this is the busiest time for vein treatments for all the reasons mentioned above.