Many patients wonder when the best time to treat their varicose veins is… Ideally when the veins are impeding on your quality of life, we suggest that you come in for a consultation to learn about possible treatment options. This question arises, as many patients tend to see a shift in symptoms when transitioning between warmer and cooler climates.
At Canada Vein Clinics, we believe that if your venous condition is affecting your lifestyle, it is crucial to come in for a consultation as soon as possible. In most cases, varicose vein treatment will alleviate any unpleasant symptoms, allowing you to return to your daily life almost immediately. This being said, cooler climates tend to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins and for this reason, many patients tend to choose the Winter months to seek treatment.
Why is it better to treat varicose veins in the winter?
In the Winter, the cold weather helps to promote circulation in the legs due to the size of the veins getting smaller, this helps to alleviate some of the pressure on them. This decreases some of the symptoms associated with venous disease. It is important to realize that the varicose veins do not go away but rather their symptoms become more bearable. To read more about how weather affects varicose veins, check out one of our other blogs here. Additionally, as some vein treatments require the use of compression stockings post-procedure, patients tend to find it more desirable to wear stockings during the Winter months.
Many patients also prefer the Winter months for vein treatment, in order to have their legs ready for the warmer Summer months. Having your varicose vein treatment out of the way in the Winter, ensures that you can participate in any activity, and wear shorts or dresses with confidence when it is warmer outside!
Ultimately, it is a personal choice to decide when to treat your varicose veins. The important thing is to seek the help of a medical professional, and to ensure that you feel comfortable with the treatment plan. Remember, it is never too late to seek treatment to take back your freedom and love your legs once again!
At Canada Vein Clinics we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer numerous treatments for this condition and help to find the best treatment for you. Book a consultation to find out more information! Give us a call today at 1-888-876-8346, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.