While newer technologies have made vein treatment safer and often less painful, there are still a few things a patient can do to have the most successful vein treatment. These steps allow for the best possible experience in receiving vein treatment, reduce your recovery time and any potential pain after the procedure.
- Find the Right Doctor
This is the first step in receiving a successful vein treatment. A lot of doctors will perform vein surgery on the side of their primary services. While you wouldn’t want a dentist performing heart surgery, you don’t want a heart surgeon performing a leg vein procedure. Find a doctor who specializes in treating veins and is board certified in venous and lymphatic medicine. These doctors will generally have more experience and expertise in performing vein surgery. Further, they offer the best insight and advice in treatment options and addressing any concerns you may have.
- Follow through with all your treatment
Each treatment process is different for each patient. The amount of procedures or length of treatment depends on each patient’s medical history and the severity of their vein disease. Depending on the development of your venous disease, multiple procedures may be necessary in order to completely recover and avoid the disease from coming back later down the road.
The good news? New technological advancement in vein treatments, like endovenous laser therapy, allows for recovery to begin immediately and also reduces the amount of pain post-procedure. Also, each procedure takes less than an hour to complete and by following through on the entire treatment plan, the chance that the disease will come back is extremely low (less than 2%)!
- Wear a Compression Stocking
Wearing compression socks is an integral part of the vein treatment process. Compression socks should be worn both before treatment and after. They help to decrease swelling and recirculate blood. This helps speed up the recovery process and also reduces any pain or discomfort in the legs before you begin treatment.
- Continue with Follow-Up Care
Just as it is important to follow up with all the procedures, it is also important to be consistent in follow up care. Coming in for follow-up appointment are an integral step to making sure that your damaged veins don’t come back.
- Continue to make healthy lifestyle choices
Although diet and exercise can’t cure varicose veins, daily exercise and maintain a healthy diet can help aid in the process of recovery and is also beneficial for your new and improved legs!
OUR PHILOSOPHY. FIND A BOARD CERTIFIED VENOUS AND LYMPHATIC DOCTOR.
At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us. That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today. We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.