4 Varicose Vein Myths

We’re still working against a lot of misinformation about spider veins and varicose veins, here are 4 myths that continue to frustrate varicose vein sufferers:

Truth About Vericose Veins


Varicose veins are only a matter of cosmetics.

Varicose veins only a cosmetic issue? This one simply won’t go away, and nothing could be further from the truth. Varicose veins left untreated and unresolved can create serious health consequences, including chronic pain and itching, swelling, blood clots and eczema prone to bleeding and infections.

Varicose veins are always given away by the appearance of bulging veins.

False. You may be suffering from some of the above listed symptoms and not see evidence of bulging or unsightly veins. Varicose veins can exist without being plainly visible and you may be suffering from fatigue and cramping that you attribute to other problems, which can delay proper treatment.

Varicose veins can only be addressed with vein stripping and painful surgery.

We have advanced a long way from the Dark Ages of vein care. Vein stripping is now well in the past. Today’s varicose vein treatments are relatively simple in-patient procedures that are fast, require no sedation or stitches, and allow return to normal daily activities immediately.

There’s no easy way to diagnose varicose veins.

Again, false. Screening for varicose veins is easier than ever, using the latest ultrasound diagnostic tools. Screening determines if you have a problem and whether you would be a good candidate for standard varicose vein treatments. Varicose vein screening is fast, accurate and effective.

Don’t let myths put you off from having your varicose veins diagnosed and treated. Vein Care is the leading varicose vein specialist treatment provider for Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, we have expert personnel and the most advanced varicose vein technologies available to make your treatment simple and successful. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.