Spider vein treatment has grown in popularity over recent years. But as its popularity has grown, so too have myths and misconception surrounding the treatment. In order to ensure you make a decision on whether this treatment is a good option for you, it’s important you have the right information. We’ve taken the most common myths surrounding spider vein treatment and debunked them!
First things first; it’s important to recognize that spider veins and varicose veins are not the same things. Some people can suffer from a mixture of both and wrongly assume they are the same thing. However, they both occur at different surface levels in the skin. Varicose veins are bulging and rope-like and happen deep under the skin, whereas spider veins are thin, tiny veins that are close to the surface of the skin.
1. Spider veins are an untreatable part of aging
It’s normal that as we age, our veins are affected by gravity and time. Some may find that their grandparents and parents had spider veins, meaning that they might experience more prominent spider veins as they age. But, that doesn’t mean you have to live with it and nothing can be done. Treatment is available and it’s highly successful!
2. Removing spider veins involves surgery
There is an unfounded myth that states that treatment is both invasive and dangerous. However, this is simply not true. The most common method of spider vein treatment in Atlanta is sclerotherapy. This works by injecting the veins in order to make them less visible.
3. Spider vein treatment is not successful
Many people believe that when another spider vein appears in the same area as where you need this removed, this means that the treatment didn’t work. But this isn’t true! When you receive this treatment, the body reabsorbs the tissue and the affected vein disappears forever. That, however, doesn’t mean that other veins can’t pop up located near the original area, but these will not be the spider vein that was removed.
Now that we have separated a little bit of fact from fiction, you are ready to make a more informed decision. If you’re interested in spider vein treatment in Atlanta, then talk to our expert team at Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta in Alpharetta led by Dr. Brent Taylor. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!