When it comes to treating spider veins, patients have a number of options. In the past, one of the most popular choices among patients has been sclerotherapy. However, an emerging treatment option may give sclerotherapy some competition. This new treatment is known as “VeinWave.”
What is VeinWave?
VeinWave is a treatment technique designed to improve the appearance of spider veins and telangiectasia, which are small groups of dilated blood vessels that create red marks on the skin. This technology was originally developed in Europe but is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States. It utilizes radiofrequency energy to coagulate the blood within spider veins and dilated vessels, causing the walls of these vessels to stick together. The veins and telangiectasia then collapse and disappear from view, leaving the patient’s skin looking healthier and more youthful.
Benefits of VeinWave
Some of the benefits VeinWave offers to patients include:
- Immediate results. – Immediately after the VeinWave procedure, you will notice a visible improvement in the treated veins.
- No damage to the skin. – Unlike laser therapy, VeinWave does not damage the skin.
- Safe. – The FDA has approved VeinWave for the treatment of spider veins and telangiectasia.
- Minimal discomfort. – Patients undergoing VeinWave treatment experience only mild stinging or pricking sensations that fade quickly. This treatment is much less painful that other options, including laser treatment.
- Fewer postoperative restrictions. – Following VeinWave treatment, patients won’t need to avoid sunlight, wear compression stockings or stay home from work. Normal activities can be resumed immediately.
- Quick. – Treatment with VeinWave can be completed in as little as 15 minutes.
- Versatile. – VeinWave works on spider veins and telangiectasia in a variety of locations, including the smallest veins found on the feet, ankles, legs and face. This treatment option also works on people of all skin types.
VeinWave does not typically cause bruising or changes in pigmentation. However, patients may notice some crusting in the treatment area a few days after undergoing the VeinWave procedure. These crusts will disappear without additional treatment.
How Do I Schedule VeinWave?
The Vein & Vascular Institute is proud to offer VeinWave treatment. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more.