It’s said that varicose veins affect approximately 30% of us at some time in our lives. Treatments for this common condition have improved dramatically over the years, with many cutting-edge, non-invasive procedures now available.
While treatment can be carried out at any time of year, January and February are said to be the best months to seek treatment. Here, you’ll discover why it’s good to treat the veins in winter and the various treatment options available.
Why winter is the perfect time for varicose vein treatment
The key symptom of venous disease is large, visible, bulging veins which typically appear on the legs. Understandably, this can cause a great deal of embarrassment for those suffering from the condition. In winter, you don’t need to worry too much about this problem as the majority of the body is kept well covered. However, as the weather hots up, it can prove really uncomfortable trying to cover the legs to hide the condition.
That’s why it’s recommended that treatment is sought in the winter months. It can take a few months to see the results of varicose vein treatments, so getting on top of it now means you won’t need to worry once summer arrives. Instead, you’ll be able to show off your legs, varicose vein free.
What varicose vein treatment options are available?
There’s a lot of treatment options available these days. Compression stockings tend to be the first recommended step; particularly for those with very mild venous disease. These can be prescribed for up to six months, but for moderate and severe varicose veins, a more permanent type of treatment will be required.
Just some of the treatment options available today, include:
- Radiofrequency Closure Procedure
- Endovenous Laser Ablation
- Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
A vein specialist will assess the condition and recommend the best treatment to suit your individual circumstances. It could be that laser treatment is the best option for example. In recent years, laser treatment for varicose veins has improved considerably, with newer, more precise lasers now used to target problem areas.
Many treatments are non-invasive, and some can even be carried out in short time and you can return home afterwards. So, rather than suffer in silence, why not book a consultation with our Cornwall vein specialist today. By undergoing treatment now, by the time summer arrives you’ll feel confident enough to bare those pins.