New Year, New Legs: Tips for Those Thinking About Varicose Vein Treatment

January 5, 2021 The Vein Institute

Waking up on the first day of the year can bring on a lot of different emotions. Positivity for the year ahead, relief to see the old one end (especially 2020!), nursing a headache from the night before or just getting on with another day. But one feeling most of us have is determination. Whether you have a list of new years resolutions or just some general goals in mind, the start of a new year is a great chance to re-commit to those things you’ve been wanting to do.

For those with varicose veins, resolving to seek treatment and get on top of your vein health is often front of mind, especially in the new year with summer bringing the beach weather. So how do you stick to this resolution and fulfil your goal of new year new legs? We’ve put together a few tips for those thinking about varicose vein treatment.

Tips for those thinking about varicose vein treatment:

Get inspired

One of the best ways to stick to a goal and encourage yourself is to keep your eyes on the prize. Varicose vein treatment has a huge range of benefits, from the relief of symptoms like swelling, pain and discomfort to greatly improved the physical appearance of the legs.

If you’re still not sure if there’ll be much of a difference, check out our before and after pictures for inspiration: varicose vein treatment before and after photos.

on the left an image of a leg with varicose veins and on the right an image of the same leg after varicose vein treatment and the veins have completely gone.

Book in a consult

You don’t have to commit to everything all at once. Speaking to doctors, filling out forms and booking in appointments can be daunting. The Vein Institute makes it nice and easy to start the conversation around your veins. Beginning with a simple consult with their friendly and professional staff, you can get an idea of what the treatment would look like, how long the whole process would take, and what options you’ve got to choose from.

With a no-obligation consult to help you understand your veins more and how they can be treated, you’ve got nothing to lose!

Make little changes

Whether you have booked the treatment or are still deciding, making small changes in your life to take care of your veins can make a huge difference in the health of your legs. Follow the steps below to reduce the chances of more varicose veins developing as well as help your long-term vein health.

  • Reduce your intake of trans fats and sugar and look into options for healthy eating.
  • Walk regularly. Just a daily twenty-minute walk helps enormously.
  • Wear compression stockings if you’re at a desk all day or stuck in the car for long periods of time.

Get excited!

Medical procedures can be a bit daunting and intimidating for some people, but they don’t have to be. The Vein Institute ensures comfortable procedures with state of the art anaesthesia techniques, friendly staff and personal touches like your favourite music playing or a magazine to read while it happens.

What’s even better is the success rates of the procedures, meaning you’re more likely than ever to get the perfect result and legs you’re working for.

Learn more: Is varicose vein treatment painful?

Table showing each type of varicose vein treatment and the predicted success rate

Seek expert advice

The doctors at The Vein Institute specialise in varicose vein treatment. We offer patients a comprehensive program using non-surgical laser treatment techniques. You can learn more in our Definitive Guide to Varicose Vein Treatment.

The benefits of non-surgical varicose vein treatment are:

  • Walk-in walk-out treatment
  • 98% success rate
  • Extremely effective
  • Can be performed at a clinic (no hospitalisation)
  • No general anaesthetic
  • Medicare rebates apply
  • No downtime or time away from work

To book a consultation and discuss our treatment program, call  1300 981 402. Or, make an enquiry via the Contact Us page.