Veinwave™ is a revolutionary technique used by doctors around the world to eliminate spider veins on the legs and fine thread veins, known as telangiectasia. Utilizing the principle of thermocoagulation, Veinwave is the only treatment of its kind having received 510k clearance to market by the FDA. Veinwave has become the treatment of choice for practitioners and patients alike, many having been failed by lasers and other light based systems. Veinwave provides a relatively painless walk in walk out procedure, with no risk of bruising, scarring or change of pigmentation.
Veinwave is an electrical desktop device which uses a needle holder and a footpedal. The practitioner identifies the area for treatment and inserts an ultra-fine insulated needle into the needle holder. This is minimally invasive, literally breaching only the top layers of skin, and should not pierce the vessel. The nickel needles are insulated with a micro sheath so as not to cause advert trauma to the surrounding tissue. The effect of the treatment is 'instant' - you see the veins disappearing immediately. Some patients leave the treatment without any real visible sign on the skin, other than the lack of veins, and some with more sensitive skin may suffer minor reddening which should disappear within a few days if not hours. The sensation to most is similar to a warm pin prick, others relate it to a minor sting but which does not linger.
Immediately after the treatment you can resume everyday activities. Avoid the sun for a couple of days or use sun block. After a few days very small micro-crusts like the marks from a cat scratch can appear where Veinwave has been applied. This is normal and no special care is needed.
Once a thread vein has been successfully treated it cannot come back. It is possible to make more thread veins but these too can be treated.