Spider and varicose veins occur when the one-way valves in your veins falter and fail to push blood back to your heart. These puffy, tangled veins that crawl up your legs can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable.

Blood pools in the veins and appears as the swollen bulges of varicose veins that make shorts and bathing suits a near impossibility. Varicose veins can also interfere with summer activities, as long hikes or summer games are less fun when your legs ache after standing for long periods. Spider veins are the thinner, purply cousins of varicose veins, with winding lines that look like webs. Varicose veins are thicker and puffier.

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, we can help you make these veins disappear before the summer months. Dr. Jeffrey S. Gosin offers laser treatment, sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, and endovenous radiofrequency (RF) ablation, as minimally invasive treatments to help you get smooth legs.

Come in for a consultation now so treatment can be scheduled soon. This gives you optimal time for healing so that by June, you can visit the beach or pool vein-free.

Summer legs

In winter, you can throw on a pair of jeans or pants and almost forget about your veins. But in summer, wearing these hot clothes just makes you sweat. Don’t wait until you get those shorts out for the first time to have your veins treated.

Schedule your treatment in the late winter or early spring so you heal from the tenderness, redness, swelling, and bruising that are common side effects immediately following some vein treatments. Get rid of unsightly veins now so you have evenly toned legs to show off in your shorts and swimsuits.

Compression stockings

Wearing thigh-high compression stockings is an important part of your vein treatment healing and recovery — and these stockings aren’t really beach-worthy. Get treatment before summer so you go through the weeks of wearing these stockings when there’s still cooler weather.

Sun-free recovery

Following vein therapy, Dr. Gosin recommends that you stay out of direct sunlight to prevent dark spots and discoloration in the areas where your veins were treated. Treatment now means you avoid the temptation to hit the pool or beach.

Dr. Gosin advises you to stay out of the sun for three to four weeks following your vein treatment. By the time summer comes, you can freely enjoy time outdoors without worrying about discoloration after therapy.

Swim freedom

Visiting public pools and open bodies of water is a no-no for about two weeks following vein treatment. Your vein treatments need to heal and you need to progress past wearing compression stockings before you get in the water — or you risk infection and compromised healing. In winter, fewer swimming opportunities arise. Have your veins treated before summer, and you can hit the water every time you’re invited.

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, we offer a variety of vein treatments to help you get smooth, pain-free legs. Call the Somers Point, New Jersey, location or request a consultation using this website.

Jersey Shore Surgical Group Shore Vascular & Vein Center located in Somers Point, NJ is excited to announce a new accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vein Center in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management.


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