Even though we’re living in the information age, and everybody has a smartphone that can access all the scientific wisdom in the world, there’s still a lot of misinformation about varicose veins. Here at Vein Care, we are experts on treating varicose veins. That’s why we’ve put together this list of corrective information, debunking the most frequently uttered myths about spider veins and varicose veins.

doctor checking varicose veins from an elderly woman

Varicose Veins Are Only A Cosmetic Concern

People who don’t suffer the ill effects of varicose veins are often under the impression that they’re only an aesthetic unpleasantness. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Untreated varicose veins, when left untreated, can be the cause of serious health problems. Chronic pain, itching, swelling, blood clots and eczema prone to bleeding and infections are just a few of the unpleasant phenomena that can eventuate.


You Can Always Detect Varicose Veins Because They Bulge Out

Of course, for some people, varicose veins do bulge out. In those cases, it’s very easy to detect that there’s a problem. However, it is simply not true to say that all varicose veins visibly bulge out of the skin. In fact, they can exist without being plainly visible to the eye at all. If you’re suffering from fatigue and cramping and can’t figure out why, you might actually be afflicted by varicose veins that you can’t see.


The Only Way of Treating Varicose Veins Is with Painful Surgery

While it is true that you can still treat varicose veins with surgery, for many people it is nothing but a painful, risky, and unnecessary ordeal. However, over the last twenty years, our team at Vein Care has seen some incredible advances in non-intrusive vein treatment. Contemporary treatment techniques are simple, fast, require no sedation or stiches, and allow for immediate return to normal daily activities. Have a look at options like vein glue, sclerotherapy, or EVLT.


There’s No Simple Way to Diagnose Varicose Veins

This is absolutely not true. With the latest breakthroughs in technology, it has never been easier to diagnose varicose veins. With ultrasound diagnostic tools, our team at Vein Care can determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for treatment. Not only that, but we can use our diagnostic skills to determine the best course of action. From there, we can start you on the road to recovery in no time at all with vein solutions.


Vein Treatment – Melbourne

At our vein clinic Vein Care, our team has been helping people toward a life with healthier veins for nearly twenty years. On your first visit, we’ll put together a detailed history, run a clinical examination and asses you with an ultrasound duplex scan. From there, we can discuss the best possible treatment for your vein problems. Contact us online, or call today on 1300 730 100.