Veinwave in Rochester, NY
What is Veinwave™?
Veinwave™ is a new procedure which uses thermocoagulation to safely and effectively treat spider veins, telangiectasia, and hemangiomas that show up as negative focal points on your face. The procedure was developed by vascular surgeons as a way to treat very tiny veins that cannot be treated with sclerotherapy. Many people have a combination of larger veins that resolve best with sclerotherapy and very fine veins that are too small for sclerotherapy and need Veinwave™. Veinwave™ can also be used to treat veins in difficult-to-treat locations, and is especially effective on sensitive regions of the face. The treatment relies on thermocoagulation to heat and close vessels instantly, in a procedure that takes less than 15 minutes to perform and involves no downtime.
Who is a candidate for Veinwave™?
Any adult man or woman in good general health who has thin spider veins or tangled, thread-like veins known as “telangiectasia” on their face and who is looking for a quick procedure with no downtime can be an excellent candidate for Veinwave™.
What areas does Veinwave™ improve?
Veinwave™ is ideally suited to treat spider veins that take away from your appearance, even in delicate facial locations where other treatments may not be suitable. Areas of the face that can be treated include the following:
- Below or beside eyes
- Around lips
Who is not a candidate for Veinwave™?
Veinwave is not recommended for the following individuals:
- Those who are epileptic
- Individuals with bleeding disorders
- Men and women with pacemakers
- Pregnant women
How is the procedure performed?
After cleaning the area to be treated, your specialist will use a very fine, insulated needle to administer the treatment epidermally but without piercing the skin or the vessel itself. Tiny vessels will be destroyed and disappear quickly. Most procedures take between 10 and 15 minutes to perform, and no bandages are required following the procedure.
Is the procedure painful?
Because the Veinwave™ procedure uses a very, very fine needle, most patients feel virtually no pain during the spider vein treatment procedure, though some report a feeling similar to a tiny, brief pin-prick.
What is the recovery like?
There is no downtime associated with the Veinwave™ spider vein treatment procedure. Men and women treated with Veinwave™ can resume their normal activities immediately after their procedure. In addition, no bandages are required.
When will I begin to see results?
With the Veinwave™ system, you will see results immediately following your treatment as tiny veins close and begin to disappear. Results will continue to improve over the next few days following your procedure.
What will the long-term results be like?
Treatment of spider veins with the Veinwave™ system is permanent; once your veins are treated successfully with the Veinwave™ system, you will no longer be bothered by them.
What are the risks?
There is a very small risk of scarring, although this risk is minimal and much less than the risk associated with other vein procedures.
How many sessions are needed?
While many men and women are successfully treated with only one treatment, others may require two or three treatments to achieve optimal results.
When can one return to work after Veinwave™?
Most men and women return to work and other normal activities immediately after their procedure.
What are the advantages of Veinwave™ over other procedures?
Veinwave™ offers many advantages over other procedures used to treat facial spider veins and telangiectasia, including the following:
- Less pain
- No bruising
- No downtime
- Ability to treat areas such asknees, ankles, and face
- High degree of safety
In addition, the Veinwave™ procedure is also faster than comparable treatments.
Is the Veinwave™ procedure approved for use in the USA?
Yes. Veinwave™ has been used for years in Europe and recently received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States.
Is the Veinwave™ procedure covered by insurance companies?
Most insurance companies consider spider vein treatments to be cosmetic and do not offer coverage. In some cases, however, spider vein procedures may be covered, especially when they occur with more problematic varicose veins. To determine whether or not your procedure will be covered, be sure to contact your insurance company directly.
How much does Veinwave™ cost in Rochester?
The cost of your Veinwave™ treatment will vary based on the extent of the area being treated, but generally a 20-minute treatment session costs $299.
Payment is due following your scheduled appointment; we accept all major credit cards, personal checks, and/or cash. Veinwave™ pricing is available in the Vein Treatment section within our menu of services.
If you are a patient in the Rochester or surrounding areas of New York and would like more information about New Genesis or to schedule an appointment, call today at (585) 381-9966.