Your vein treatment timeline

by | May 3, 2021 | Blog, Vein Treatment

Even today’s most high-tech varicose vein treatments take longer than most people realize. So if you want to improve the look and feel of your legs for spring activities—such as golf, hiking, boating, spring weddings and visits to Cedar Point—it’s best to get started right now.
Although each session is quick and you’re back at work the same day, actual results lag behind treatments.
Some patients arrive in our office expecting healthy legs immediately and we are always so disappointed to tell them that it just doesn’t work that way. Here’s an example of a typical timeline:
Most insurance companies have a 6-12-week stocking requirement, which means you must wear compression socks for up to three months before treatment may begin. Then it takes another 6-8 weeks to do the various treatments, depending on the severity of your varicose veins. And although some patients can feel relief within a week of a treatment, it may take two to three months before you experience all of the tremendous benefits that come from healthy circulation in your legs.
All together that’s 6-7 months from your first appointment to significant relief. That’s why it’s so important to get started now. If you simply don’t want to wear compression socks during the holidays,an appointment in early January could have you could feeling “lighter on your feet” as early as the start of summer.
Vein treatments represent a gradual process that can dramatically improve your quality of life, especially if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

• chronic leg pain
• fatigue
• itching
• burning
• Restless Leg Syndrome
• leg cramps or swelling

At Center for Advanced Vein Care, we are committed to serving the citizens of Mentor with the best vein care and treatment services, and we aim to help all of our patients overcome the obstacles of varicose veins so that they can continue to live happy and healthy lives. Using the form below, contact us to set up a consultation today.