Veinwave: How it Works

Spider veins may be difficult for individuals in the Mesquite, Texas community as well as in other parts of the country. They may not lead to pain and heaviness in the legs the way that varicose veins do, but their unsightly appearance may be just as embarrassing in some cases. This tangled, twisted appearance may lead many to feel self-conscious of the condition, which may cause problems of its own. Thankfully, various minimally-invasive treatments are available to help patients overcome this condition safely and effectively. One such treatment is called Veinwave and utilizes thermocoagulation to treat spider veins and telangiectasia—which are tangled, thread-like veins.

Most adult men and women who are in good overall health and are suffering from spider veins or telangiectasia are considered candidates for Veinwave. This is a quick procedure that requires no downtime and may treat veins on a variety of areas of the body such as the legs, arms, ankles, knees and the face. Those not considered candidates for this procedure include individuals who are epileptic, those with bleeding disorders, men or women with pacemakers and pregnant women. Before receiving treatment, it is important that patients seek consultation with a trained professional in the Mesquite area to help determine if Veinwave is right for them.

Veinwave begins with the cleansing of the injection site, after which a fine, insulated needle is used to administer treatment subepidermally without piercing the vessel. The tiny vessels will be destroyed and should disappear rather quickly. The procedure takes only about 10 to 15 minutes to perform in most cases and there are no bandages required following treatment. As a very fine needle is used to provide treatment, most patients feel almost no pain during the procedure. Some may report a tiny, brief pin-prick feeling, however.

There is no downtime with Veinwave and patients are typically allowed to resume normal activities or return to work right after their treatment with this procedure. This makes this treatment a very convenient solution to spider veins, as the treatment itself takes about 15 minutes to perform and patients may resume normal activities afterwards. Results should begin to appear immediately after the treatment as the tiny veins in the area close and disappear. The results with Veinwave should continue to improve over the course of the next few days.

The treatment of spider veins with this procedure is permanent, meaning once the veins are successfully treated, they're gone. There may be a small risk of scarring with this procedure, although the risk is less than that associated with many other vein procedures. Some patients may require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results, although many are satisfied with the results after just one treatment. It is important to discuss both long-term results as well as the number of the treatments necessary with a physician in the Mesquite area.

As this is typically considered a cosmetic treatment, insurance may not cover the cost. There may be some cases, however, in which treatment of spider veins may be covered if they occur with the more problematic varicose veins. Patients should consult a vein specialist as well as their insurance company to help determine if the treatment is going to be covered. The cost of Veinwave may run between $400 and $800 depending on the clinic and the extent of the treatment area.

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