Here’s a few myths about vein disease, and the facts behind them:
Myth #1: Varicose Veins are just a cosmetic problem.
Less than 20% of the procedures performed for varicose veins at the Midwest Vein Center are done for purely cosmetic reasons. Varicose veins can cause pain, swelling, phlebitis and sometimes hemorrhage.
Myth #2: Sclerotherapy does not work and my spider veins will just come back.
Sclerotherapy done badly and/or with an ineffective sclerosant such as saline does have a high recurrence rate. This is why specialized training in phlebology is so important. Sclerotherapy done properly should result in a happy, satisfied patient for many years.
Myth #3: Treatment is expensive and won’t be covered by my insurance.
Endovenous laser treatment, sclerotherapy, and micro-phlebectomy are all office-based procedures that are covered by insurance 90 % of the time, given the right indications.
Myth #4: Don’t get vein treatment until you are finished having children.
If you have vein disease prior to pregnancy or as a result of pregnancy, these symptoms will worsen most of the time. There is no benefit to delaying treatment until after child bearing.