For those living with varicose veins, it can be an embarrassing and frustrating condition. Many sufferers feel so self-conscious over their bulging veins, that it affects their day to day life. Some may avoid wearing certain types of clothing for example or avoid activities such as swimming.
If you’ve been suffering with varicose veins, autumn is a great time to get them treated. Here, we’ll look at why this changing season is the best time to seek treatment.
You can hide the treatment
One of the biggest reason’s autumn is the perfect time to treat varicose veins is because you can hide the treatment. While many types of varicose vein treatments are fast and painless, they can lead to bruising and swelling. This can last days, weeks or months depending upon the treatment and a number of other factors.
Autumn is a time where we start to cover the legs up to protect them from the cold. So, if you’re looking for a time to treat the condition where you won’t have to worry about showing off your legs, autumn is a great option.
It gives you plenty of time to recover
It can take quite a while to see the overall results of varicose vein treatment. While improvements may be noticed immediately, full results may not show for months. This is especially true if you are having larger veins treated. It is estimated larger veins take around three to four months to see results.
As you don’t have to worry about showing off the legs until summer, having treatment in autumn gives you plenty of time to recover.
Compression stockings are more comfortable
After most types of varicose vein treatment, compression stockings can be worn for support and to reduce swelling. In summer, these can be really uncomfortable. The stockings keep the legs warmer, making them ideal for use in autumn. Of course, autumn fashion also helps to cover up the stockings, keeping the treatment hidden.
These are just a few of the reasons why autumn is the best time to seek varicose vein treatment. While it can be tempting to put it off, the earlier you seek treatment for your varicose veins, the better. If you want to keep the treatment hidden and experience great results in time for summer, call 01872 308 520 to book a consultation with a vein specialist now.