What Does Veinwave Treat?

Updated on: August 18, 2014

Using thermocoagulation, Veinwave has helped individuals in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin as well as other parts of the country find relief from spider veins and telangiectasia. Telangiectasia are tangled, thread-like veins. The procedure may be used to treat these problem veins anywhere on the body including on the face, ankles and the knees. The treatment is effective in treating veins that cannot be treated with sclerotherapy and may carry a risk of burning or scarring when lasers are used to provide treatment. The procedure is minimally-invasive, relying on thermocoagulation to heat and close veins. The entire procedure may last about 15 minutes to perform and there is no downtime afterwards, adding to its convenience.

Most patients who are in good overall health with thin spider veins or telangiectasia may be considered candidates for this procedure. Individuals who are epileptic, have bleeding disorders, or wear a pacemaker may not be considered good candidates for treatment. What's more, women who are pregnant should not undergo this procedure. It is important to discuss one's candidacy for Veinwave with a Oconomowoc vein specialist prior to receiving treatment to ensure the procedure is safe.

The physician will first clean the treatment site and will use a fine, insulated needle to administer treatment subepidermally. The vessel itself is not pierced during this procedure. The tiny vessels are destroyed and should fade away rather quickly, offering immediate results. There are no bandages required following the procedure. Patients usually do not feel any pain during the procedure, although some may feel a brief pin-prick. The results are evident shortly after treatment and continue to improve over the next couple of days. Those considering this treatment are encouraged to speak with a specialist regarding the results they may expect and to learn more about the procedure itself.

There's no downtime following treatment and patients are usually able to resume normal activities or return to work right away after treatment. The results are permanent and once the spider veins are destroyed using Veinwave, they no longer bother the patient. Once they're gone, they're gone. There may be a small risk of scarring with this procedure. However, this risk is minimal and less than the risk that is associated with many other vein procedures. Only one session is usually required to achieve desired results, although some patients may require a few sessions to reach their optimal results.

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