Winter is a Great Time for Laser Vein Treatments

Winter is usually a time for bundling up and staying warm -- which means your spider veins can stay hidden all winter! Even though beach season is months away, it’s not too early to start thinking about vein treatments. In fact, winter is a great time for laser vein treatments. 

Dr. Kassouf and the providers at Vein Medic offer two types of laser vein treatments: noninvasive laser therapy and endovenous ablation therapy.

Keep reading to learn about the benefits of receiving laser vein treatments during winter. 

Staying out of the sun is easier in the winter

Too much sun exposure on an area treated with laser can cause dark spots to develop, but there’s an easy way to avoid this: limit sun exposure. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), most individuals should avoid sun exposure on treated areas for 3-4 weeks. This is much easier to do during the colder winter months since your legs will be covered anyway. 

It’s easier to hide compression stockings in the winter

Depending on your circumstances and the severity of your varicose or spider veins, you may need to wear compression stockings after a vein treatment. The AAD suggests that most individuals wear compression stockings for up to two weeks. If you do need the stockings, they are much easier to hide in winter. No one will even know you’re wearing compression stockings. 

Winter treatments give you time to get the results you want

Laser treatments are an effective solution for problematic veins, but they don’t produce results overnight. During a laser treatment, the laser essentially “shut down” the problematic vein. As a result, blood then flows through other, healthier veins. Over time, the treated vein is absorbed into the body and disappears. Getting your treatment in winter allows for time to heal and the veins to disappear before you show off your legs. 

If you opt for noninvasive laser treatments, you may need 2-4 treatments, so starting in winter gives you plenty of time to fit in all of your appointments.

Is laser vein treatment right for you?

At Vein Medic, Michael Kassouf and our experienced staff offer comprehensive vascular care. Whether you’re dealing with spider veins on your thighs, varicose veins on your calves, or even bulging veins on your hands, we’re here to guide you with your next steps. To learn more about laser vein treatments, schedule an appointment at one of our four convenient New York City locations: Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, Washington Heights in Manhattan, Elmhurst in Queens, and Mount Hope in the Bronx. Call 718-238-0131 or try our online booking system.

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