Before the current advances in vein care most vein centers used painful stripping and cauterization treatments. However, procedures to correct varicose and spider veins have improved drastically. There are a number of treatments that offer various effective results. Each procedure is beneficial for different problems that a patient may have. At Physician’s Vascular Services we like to prepare our patients for upcoming services. We have listed a few tips to help prepare for treatment.
Talk With Your Physician
If you are nervous about your upcoming procedure the first thing you need to do is have a conversation with your physician. Openly discussing your apprehension will help. Your doctor will let you know all the details and possible risks of the minor surgery. They will certainly let you know that current treatment options have minimal risks, little to no pain, and quick recovery.
Get Prepared for the Procedure
The first step to preparing is to cut off any blood thinners and aspirin. They can lead to increased bruising during recovery. It is also vital to remain hydrated. Be sure to shower before the procedure as well. It is also important to bring compression socks to the appointment. It is only necessary to wear the compression sock on the leg that will undergo the procedure at our vein center. Wearing loose fitting clothes will ensure comfort when you leave the vein center. You will also want to make sure you have someone available to drive you home after the treatment.
After the Procedure
It is important to take a walk one to two times a day after the procedure. It is normal to notice tightness in the leg as well as bruising. The gauze covering the incision may leak a bit of fluid as well during the first 24 hours. Most patients don’t take more than a day or two to return to work and other normal activities. It is however, important to avoid flying, road trips, and hot tubs for five to seven days.
Contact Our Vein Center Today
If you are considering vein treatment for the painful and bothersome side effects of spider and varicose veins don’t wait. Treatment is no longer painful and there are plenty of options. Contact Physician Vascular Services today and talk to one of our experts. We will be happy to answer your questions and set you up with a consultation with one of our physicians. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can experience relief.