I have promised this post for quite some time. Truth be told, I took a little over a year off from my vein treatments.
After medical sclerotherapy I wanted a break from having to plan outfits around leg coverage. As you know, after any sclerotherapy session your legs must be covered and out of the sun for several months. And while the vein treatments were worth every single second, and truly not a big deal in the moment, there was serious freedom in making the decision to chill for a year. It also helped me appreciate just how much better my legs looked and functioned. The icing on the cake — others taking notice, even though I didn't need confirmation outside of myself.
In January of this year, I went in for cosmetic sclerotherapy, which is the least invasive of the treatments. Side note: If you plan to start here, I highly recommend against that. Instead, go through the consultation process with Charlotte Radiology Vein Centers to get the right vein care treatment (and avoid the mistakes I made years ago). My second sclerotherapy session was in March. It was super fast and easy. I know it's weird for me to say, but it was delightful. I have really enjoyed getting to know the nurses. They are so good at what they do. The experience has really piqued my interest in vein health for sure.
It no longer surprises me how often veins come up in conversation. In fact, just today I was speaking with a client and she mentioned spider veins. I am here to tell you, treating my veins at Charlotte Radiology Vein Centers has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Dr. Wang and his team are simply amazing! I will continue to shout it from my rooftop. My legs are not perfectly free of veins, but they are night and day different. My level of confidence has skyrocketed.
In a few months, I will be able to wear shorts. Until then, I will keep them covered to avoid the risk associated with sun exposure (it can lead to potential skin discoloration if exposed too soon).
If you were to ask me if I'd do these procedures all over again, my answer would be a resounding YES.