Sclerotherapy, the treatment to rid legs of spider veins can be done anytime of the year. At California Vein Specialists, we treat vein conditions year round. Many of our patients start to plan their sclerotherapy treatments after they have pulled a pair of shorts or a bathing suit out in the beginning of summer. We encourage patients to start treatment earlier for several reasons.
Winter is an optimum time to treat spider veins. Tanning of the skin can increase the risk of post-treatment hyperpigmentation. In the winter, your legs are covered and more protected from the sun. Another thing to keep in mind is you will need to wear compression hose for 3 days following treatment. These are much more comfortable to wear in the cooler months and can be less obvious under winter clothing.
There also may be some bruising or discoloration for 1-3 weeks after treatment. Again, best hidden under warmer, winter attire. It may take several months to see the full results of the treatment. If you want to ensure your legs are ready for spring and summer, it’s best to start your treatment early. Give us a call if you have any questions or wish to book your treatment.