Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are not the most pleasant thing in the world, and getting them fixed can cause dread and worry.

The last thing you probably want to do in the cold of winter is go fix your varicose veins, but as it turns out the best time to do so is in the winter.

One of the reasons it’s the best time is that your legs will be covered up. When you get the local anesthetic and vein treatment, patients will get bruising and marks where the varicose veins were. After EVLT surgery or injection sclerotherapy. Treating these common conditions is much easier than it used to be, there is much less to worry about.

Visible Marks

A week after treatment, there will probably be a lot of bruising on the leg that has the varicose veins. This is to be expected after the surgery, but when it is winter you can avoid people seeing the bruising and marks. There can be marks and lumps for about six weeks, and if you do this in winter you can avoid having to explain what it is in public.

It can take about eight to 12 weeks from the time you had the surgery until your leg goes back to normal. If you have a lot of narrow thread veins, it may take longer for all the marks to fade away. When veins are fixed, there is always bruising. You can’t really avoid that, but you can do it at a time when less people will see them.

varicose veins

Blood in the veins is visible through the skin, especially in patients with fair skin. This is due to the iron pigment in the blood, which gets into the top layers of skin and takes a while to be broken down and removed by your body. A chemical reaction has to take its own time, the worse the veins are to start with, the longer it will take to do so. There are a few things you can do to speed it up like a regular application of Vitamin E cream. For the most part, however, patience is important.

The Operation

Damaged valves in the veins cannot be cured, so the best to get rid of them is to move remove the affected veins completely. The goal of this operation is to take pressure off the skin veins in the leg, by tying and dividing the skin veins in the leg. Removing varicose veins does not affect blood flow because other veins and especially deep ones can take over this job.

This operation is best for people with ulceration resulting from the veins, people who have veins that cause bleeding, and those with inflammation in the veins and overlying skin called phlebitis. The same goes for large varicose veins that ache.

This surgery will reduce the pressure in the skin and veins and prevent existing varicose veins from enlarging further. This will prevent new ones from forming. Reducing pressure prevent worsening of the skin. Before varicose vein surgery, there are a number of tests that have to be done. Doing these in the winter is better, when people are staying inside and doing less activities.

Why Winter?

While there are not many differences in the surgery when you do it in the summer or the winter, the cold provides an avenue to avoid people seeing the bruises, which can be pretty inflamed after the surgery. This is totally normal and nothing to be ashamed of, but most people like to avoid the incessant questions and concern over something that will heal up naturally. You can choose to do this operation any time, but since winter is beginning, now could be the right time for you.

Removing varicose veins is a simple operation. It is not much to worry about. With the guidance of a good doctor, you will be able to get this done without the hassle. Plus, if you do it winter, no one will be able to see the bruises on your legs and you can go on living your life while they heal. So what are you waiting for? Make an appointment today.

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