Can I still use Veingogh or do I have to use Veinwave?

Laser & Light Therapy . 2 answers . 3 years ago

On 18th April 2011, RefineUSA LLC, the makers of VeinGogh, were issued with a warning letter from the FDA instructing them to cease the promotion and marketing of VeinGogh IMMEDIATELY. I was wondering if I can still use veingogh ? or do I have to use Veinwave?

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3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Good afternoon,
I don't know all the details about VeinGogh's cease order except that it may be more a technicality on how they are licensed and not about the actual procedure. You can find out more on the FDA website.
I don't know if this affects current practitioners using the product.
However, you may have treatments with Veinwave as the modality is similar. In our practice we use a laser, Dornier 940 Flexipulse, and have used it side by side with these radiofrequecy devices.
Our patient feedback was that the Dornier was more comfortable and mostly as effective. We have, therefore, not added them to our practice.
Traditional sclerotherapy and laser work effectively and sclerotherapy is still the gold standard. The radiofrequency devices are able to treat all skin types/colours and are nice on very fine facial veins.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Good afternoon,
I don't know all the details about VeinGogh's cease order except that it may be more a technicality on how they are licensed and not about the actual procedure. You can find out more on the FDA website.
I don't know if this affects current practitioners using the product.
However, you may have treatments with Veinwave as the modality is similar. In our practice we use a laser, Dornier 940 Flexipulse, and have used it side by side with these radiofrequecy devices.
Our patient feedback was that the Dornier was more comfortable and mostly as effective. We have, therefore, not added them to our practice.
Traditional sclerotherapy and laser work effectively and sclerotherapy is still the gold standard. The radiofrequency devices are able to treat all skin types/colours and are nice on very fine facial veins.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


3 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida (View Profile)

They work the same no real difference. If the doctor has the vein gogh he will probably keep using it. The technology is the same.

3 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida (View Profile)

They work the same no real difference. If the doctor has the vein gogh he will probably keep using it. The technology is the same.

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