Many patients are burdened by the appearance of their varicose veins during the warm summer months when the weather calls for shorts and swimsuits. But, for many people, varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic problem. Unsightly veins may also be accompanied by one or more of the following physical symptoms:
Aches or burning
Leg cramps, especially at night
Restless Leg Syndrome
Swelling of the lower leg and foot
These symptoms cannot simply be covered by long pants and boots, and winter may be the best time to seek treatment for vein disease. During the winter months, it is easier to protect treated legs from the UV rays of the sun while they heal. Treating veins during the winter also allows sufficient time for any bruising or swelling that occurs during treatment to diminish completely. Also, the sooner you experience relief from uncomfortable symptoms, the sooner you can get back to doing the activities you enjoy.
If you are considering treatment for your varicose or spider veins, call today to schedule your free consultation appointment. We can discuss the timeline for your treatment to make sure you look and feel your best when warmer weather rolls back around again.