Varicose Vein Treatment-Good News and Bad

Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014   |   Revised: April 2, 2014

Varicose Vein Treatment–the Bad and the Good News

Actually, the good news concerning varicose veins far outweighs the bad news. It is important, however, to always know about the “cons,” as well as the “pros.”

By knowing about potential problems, complications and concerns, one can make better-informed decisions. One can also avoid being slapped by a surprising or unknown fact.

Here is how the news (bad and good) stacks up:

The Bad News

  1. Several varicose vein treatment sessions may be necessary, says Michigan Vein Treatment, for getting rid of varicose veins. Knowing this can help one more realistically adapt to treatment schedules.
  1. No treatment is guaranteed to completely get rid of varicose veins. Even if veins are completely closed off by Sclerotherapy, for example, additional varicose veins (not connected to the ones removed) may still spring up in the future.
  1. Although most varicose vein treatments are relatively pain free, some discomfort may be felt during and soon after the procedure, depending on how well the treatment session goes.
  1. According to Michigan Vein Doctors, more than one type of treatment option may be necessary, especially if treating different types of veins. For example, lasers may be used to remove spider veins in the face and endoscopic vein surgery may be necessary for deeper, leg-located varicose veins.
  1. Some complications may arise, warn Vascular Surgeons, as a result of some treatment procedures. For instance, an infection may set in or (in the midst of providing treatment) a patient may be diagnosed with a concomitant medical problem.

The Good News

Although the following is only a partial list, some of the good news includes:

  1. There are time-proven, usually-effective treatment options available today at your local Vein Clinic. These include:
  • Vein stripping
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Catheter-assisted procedures
  • Laser surgery
  • Sclerotherapy
  1. There are many things that people can do to help control or avoid varicose veins, including:
  • Get plenty of exercise
  • Eat right (low salt/fat and high fiber)
  • Wear compression stockings
  • Elevate legs above the heart when possible
  • Avoid sitting (especially cross legged) or standing for long periods
  • Avoid excessive direct sunlight
  • Keep an eye on your weight
  • Don’t wear tight clothes, shoes and high heels
  1. Varicose vein treatment options have a long-standing, low-complication and well-respected track-record. This should make people more confident about getting treatment.
  1. There are usually very effective treatment options should varicose veins turn out to be more serious than aesthetic in nature. This includes potential blood clotting situations.
  1. Vein treatment centers today are well-equipped with the latest technologies and are usually staffed with well-experienced and knowledgeable staff.


Definitely, it’s important to know about any bad news or cons regarding varicose vein treatment. It is nevertheless heart-warming, though, to know that the good news well-exceeds the bad news. In this case, the good news not only exceeds it but simply has more weight (in terms of importance).

What is important to know is that vein treatment options today far exceed what was available just a few years back. This is perhaps the best “good” news of all!

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