Summer Legs are Made in the Winter: Feel More Confident in Shorts After Vein Treatments

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Do you hide your legs because of bulging varicose veins or unsightly spider veins? If so, you are likely relieved when the temperature drops, and wearing pants to cover your legs is more comfortable. Unfortunately, if you do nothing about your bad veins things will only get worse. If you want to enjoy wearing shorts in the summer months again this blog is for you.

Treating Visible Veins for Better-Looking Legs for Summer

If you have spider veins, varicose veins, or both, you may feel self-conscious in shorts and bathing suits. Plus your quality of life may be impacted by your bad veins. If you want ‘shorts ready legs’ it’s time to get started so you don’t have to hide your legs during another hot, humid Georgia summer!

Yes, there is hope for you to enjoy ‘better looking and better feeling legs’. Plus many insurance plans cover treatments. To learn how we can help our team of experts at Vein Specialists of the South in Macon, Locust Grove, or Warner Robins, GA, is here to serve you.

It Starts With a Vein Evaluation

The path to better-looking legs for summer starts with a comprehensive vein evaluation. This examination by a team of vein specialists who will assess your veins and work with you to develop your personalized treatment plan.

Conservative Care and Lifestyle Changes

Conservative care and lifestyle changes are often the first steps you can take to improve your vein health. These measures can help your legs feel better and slow the progression of your vein problems.

The VSS ‘Better Veins for Life Principles’ include regular exercise, wearing medical grade graduated compression stockings to reduce discomfort and improve circulation, elevating your legs during rest, switching to flat footwear over heels to reduce the strain on your veins and healthy weight management.

Cosmetic Spider Vein Treatments

spider veins before and after photos

Spider veins are the small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of your skin. While not considered a medical issue by your insurance plan, spider veins may be associated with episodes of burning and stinging.

Around the globe, the main method of treating spider veins is cosmetic sclerotherapy. This procedure involves injecting a solution into these unsightly veins causing them to collapse and eventually disappear from view after a series of treatments. If you start during the winter, they will have time to fade before summer arrives. Many patients report more than 70% fading of the visible spider veins.

Certain spider veins, especially those on the face can be treated with special laser devices. Spider veins that do not respond to a sclerotherapy series may be candidates for laser therapy as well.

Varicose Vein Treatments

Varicose veins are 3 mm or larger, swollen veins. They are often visible or bulging veins but at times may be ‘hidden’ slightly beneath the skin level. They are often associated with symptoms of heaviness, swelling, aching, leg cramps, or restless legs

These unhealthy veins are treated with a variety of minimally-invasive, in-office procedures designed to meet the specific needs of each patient. These are very simple Walk-in, Walk-out® procedures that are performed under a gentle local anesthetic technique. Post-procedure treatment discomfort is minimal and can be controlled with OTC acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory meds for a quick return to normal daily activities of living.

Minimally-invasive varicose veins treatments include:

  • Sclerotherapy: Similar to sclerotherapy for spider veins, we also utilize it in some varicose vein cases that are more complex.
  • VenaSeal: This medical adhesive is designed to seal off saphenous veins and is minimally invasive.
  • Varithena: Similar to sclerotherapy, Varithena is an injected foam treatment that treats difficult varicose veins affected by saphenous vein reflux.
  • Endovenous Therapy: Using radiofrequency energy or laser therapy, this treatment effectively replaced vein stripping in 2000, and our practice was the first in Georgia to offer this revolutionary vein procedure. Endovenous therapy uses gentle heat energy to “shrink wrap” the vein and put a stop to venous reflux that leads to discomfort and bulging, unsightly veins.
  • Phlebectomy: In some cases, tiny micro-incisions (2mm) are made to allow the removal of a bulging diseased varicose vein. These incisions rarely require stitches, with even the largest veins passing through them easily. Patients who receive this treatment will see immediate visual improvement following treatment.

Insurance for Varicose Vein Treatments

In some cases, insurance may cover your varicose vein treatments. If you have leg pain or swelling, restless legs at night, skin changes near your ankles, and/or have been diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), then insurance may help cover the cost of treating these medical issues.

For vein treatments that are not covered by insurance, we offer flexible financing options so you can get started right away on your path toward better-looking legs for summer.


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Vein Specialists of the South Macon


Vein Specialists of the South Macon


Vein Specialists of the South Macon





Why Choose Vein Specialists of the South for all of your vein care including your Cosmetic Vein Treatment

Who you choose for your vein care matters. What sets us apart is important since all vein care is not equal. At Vein Specialists of the South (VSS), we are all about vein care. As we say, “It’s not just one thing we do, it’s the only thing we do.®”

The VSS comprehensive and focused approach to vein care allows us to offer you a wider range of treatment options, ensuring you get the best results. And because we’re a vein specialty practice, we can diagnose and treat both cosmetic concerns with visible veins as well as the medical concerns associated with advanced venous disease, such as pain, swelling, restless legs, and more.

In addition to helping patients with venous disease for over 20 years in our community, we are committed to expanding knowledge in the field of vein care:

  1. Train other physicians on how to provide vein care to their patients through our Comprehensive Vein Training Center, and
  2. Participate in ongoing research, as recognized by the Annual Congress of the American College of Phlebology.
  3. Dr. Harper and many of the clinical staff speak regularly at national vein care meetings
  4. Dr. Harper serves on the Board of Directors of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society which promotes advocacy, education, and research on vein and lymphatic care.


At VSS we pursue accreditation for our Venous Ultrasound Testing Center and our Vein Treatment Center.

  1. VSS was the area’s first accredited vein care center, and with over 22,000 patients treated, our results speak for themselves.
  2. VSS has an accredited Venous Ultrasound Testing Center. All of our Ultrasound team have added credentials in venous studies.
  3. Dr. Harper and Dr. Delius are Diplomats of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
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*Individual Results May Vary

Vein Specialists of the South Macon

Start Now For Better-Looking Legs for Summer in Georgia at Vein Specialists of the South

Now is the perfect time to begin your journey toward beautiful legs for summer. To get started, contact Vein Specialists of the South in Macon, Locust Grove, and Warner Robins, GA, today, and discover the convenient options we offer for evaluation and care, including telehealth and virtual consultations on our VirtualVein.com platform.

We make it easy to get started, so take care of your legs now and look forward to comfortable and confident summer days ahead! Contact us today to get started.

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