What are Varicose Veins?
Many people, primarily women aged 30–60, seek vein treatments for their spider and thread veins. These visible red, blue or purple veins generally appear on the thighs, calves, ankles, behind the knees, and on the face. Causes include heredity, childbirth, hormonal changes, weight gain, and prolonged sitting. While these surface veins are part of the larger vascular system, they are generally not essential for circulation.
Varicose vein treatment creams are not generally effective. The best course of action is to target the spider or varicose veins for removal using a painless, non-surgical technique. At Trillium Creek Dermatology, we stay up-to-date with the very latest developments in vein laser treatment technology, and we use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to dramatically reduce the appearance of visible veins.
What is Veinwave™?
Trillium Creek Dermatology offers state-of-the-art VeinWave™ therapy for the removal of small, unwanted thread veins and vascular blemishes on your legs and face. This revolutionary procedure was developed in Britain and has received FDA approval for use in the United States.
The VeinWave™ system uses thermocoagulation to remove thread veins and vascular blemishes quickly and permanently. This process utilizes very high-frequency microwave energy to “heat” the visible vein, causing it to be reabsorbed into the body. Veins less than 4 mm on the legs, ankles, face, and neck respond very well to treatment.
Treatment with Veinwave™
VeinWave™ uses an ultra-fine insulated needle through which very high-frequency microwave energy is delivered into the blood vessels, causing heating and shrinkage of the veins without damaging the surrounding skin. After treatment, the targeted blood vessels fade away over the course of a few weeks. VeinWave™ treatments generally last 20–30 minutes depending on the number of veins being treated.
There is little or no downtime associated with the VeinWave™ process, so you can resume normal activities immediately following treatment. Most patients experience slight redness on the skin for a week to ten days after treatment.
The results of VeinWave™ therapy are immediate and lasting. Depending on your individual needs, you may require a series of treatments to safely and effectively achieve the results you want. Consult a Trillium Creek Dermatology skin expert to formulate a course of treatment that is right for you.
Photos depict real results from Veinwave™ Treatment