Get Your Legs Ready for Your Winter Vacation

This is the time to begin planning that tropical getaway to escape the drab, cold months of winter. If varicose veins are making you anxious about flaunting your legs on a sandy beach, help is available. In fact, there are a number of reasons why the winter months are the perfect time to say goodbye to those unsightly veins for good.

Covering Up for Recovery

Most varicose vein treatments will result in mild bruising and swelling after the procedure. While this side effect is rarely enough to keep you out of action, it can make you self-conscious about showing off your legs for the first 1-3 weeks after treatment. By getting your varicose vein treatment now, you can rest assured those legs will be smooth as silk by the time your winter getaway rolls around. 

Avoiding Sun Exposure

Patients are advised to avoid sun exposure on the sites treated with varicose veins for a number of weeks after their procedure. UV rays cause damage to the skin and may interfere with the results of your treatment. Since you are unlikely to be running around in shorts or a bathing suit while still toughing out the winter months at home, your sun exposure is likely to be minimal. Cold temperature also make it very pleasant to remain indoors this time of year, so you won’t feel like you are missing out by keeping your legs out of the elements.

Giving Yourself Time to Heal

While there is little or no downtime after most vein procedures today, it does take some time for the full results of the procedure to become evident. For some patients that may take a number of weeks – even longer if subsequent treatment sessions are required. By starting now, your legs will be fully healed and ready to shine when you are ready to don your favorite bathing suit and head to the beach this winter.

Plenty of Options

Today, there are many effective options for treating varicose veins that allow you to choose the best procedure for your specific concerns and desired outcome. At PCI Veins, we offer laser treatments, injections and even radiofrequency therapy to remove unsightly, uncomfortable veins with little or no discomfort or downtime. Our staff will work with your personally to help you choose the best vein treatment for your situation.

The winter holiday season is fast approaching, are you ready to hit the beach? Now is the time to contact PCI Vein at 319-774-8432 to learn more about vein treatments or schedule your personal consultation.  

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