Why Fall and Winter are the Best Times for Treating Varicose Veins - Dr. Brittany Cook

During the warmer seasons, you might have noticed some varicose veins on your legs and considered getting them looked at. As the summer months are coming to a close, your bathing suits and shorts are getting put back in the closet for their winter nap.purple veins on legs when cold

You might be thinking that it’s past the time to get treatment. However, the opposite is actually true! According to Dr. Brittany Cook, fall and winter are the best time to begin treatment for varicose veins. Don’t worry, though, treatment can begin any time of the year.

Why Fall and Winter are the Best Times for Treatment

Being able to hide the temporary blemishes of treatment can be a huge boost to your self-esteem. Varicose vein treatments are minimally invasive, but your body will still need time to heal and absorb your veins. The cooler winter months offer you a chance to wear long pants which will conceal any of the cosmetic problems related to recovery.

Furthermore, if there happen to be any side effects such as bruising, redness, or swelling, you can cover them with layers as well. Occasionally, Dr. Brittany Cook will recommend a patient wear compression stockings after treatment to increase circulation and speed up the healing process. These stockings are yet another element of recovery that can be hidden under cold-weather clothing.

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Dr. Brittany Cook’s Advice on Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins

Many insurance providers will cover costs associated with varicose vein treatment, but only after certain requirements are met. One of the most common requirements is wearing compression stockings for a period of time, often up to 90 days.

Unfortunately, even if you have worn compression stockings previously, your insurance provider likely won’t count that time. A prescription is required to begin the timer. If you begin this process in the spring or summer, the 90-day requirement may cause your treatment to happen later in the year than you would prefer.

You might spend the summer wearing compression stockings or hiding the side effects under long clothing in the hottest months. This is why Dr. Brittany Cook recommends beginning the process in the fall. Treatment can then begin in the winter, giving you plenty of time to recover before the pool starts calling your name again.

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Treatment Matters More Than Timing

Although fall and winter may be the best times to begin treatment, there is no wrong time to start the process. If you have noticed symptoms of varicose veins, which you can learn more about here, Dr. Brittany Cook recommends that you start treatment as soon as possible.

It’s great when you can time your treatments for the best cosmetic outcomes. But your overall health is the most important factor to consider. So contact Dr. Brittany Cook at East Tennessee Vein Clinic to schedule your free consultation. You can reach us online or by phone at (865) 686-0507 or toll-free at (866) 281-VEIN.

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