Facial & Hand Vein Treatment in St. Louis
Unsightly tiny spider and thread veins can appear on the face and body. Noses and cheeks may be affected by these tiny, annoying red lines. In July of 2009, the FDA approved a medical device that allows vein specialists to treat those small veins on the face and body that can’t be treated with sclerotherapy, quickly and without pain. Dr. Thomas Wright was proud to be one of the first 40 vein surgeons in the country to introduce this innovative new solution, VeinWave, to his patients.
VeinWave was developed by a vascular surgeon as a way to treat very tiny veins on the surface of the skin that cannot be treated with sclerotherapy. It uses radio waves pulsed directly to the desired area, so vein treatment is quick and pain-free. The other options for treating these tiny veins, laser and light treatments, risk burning and scarring the area around the vessel, which are not risks with VeinWave treatment.
VeinWave can also be used to treat veins in difficult-to-treat locations, such as the face, ankles, and knees. The treatment takes less than 15 minutes to perform and involves no downtime. Any adult man or woman in good general health who has thin spider veins, or tangled, thread-like veins known as “telangiectasia,” is a good candidate for this treatment.