VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis
Advanced Treatment for Spider Veins
VeinGogh offers a superior solution for treating fine telangiectasia (thread veins), spider veins and small angiomas. At Virginia Vein Care, we utilize this technology primarily to treat spider or thread veins on the face, nose, or cheeks.
VeinGogh is a minimally invasive way to remove spider veins, especially those red spider veins that can appear on your face. It is especially effective at getting rid of spider veins that have been resistant to sclerotherapy or laser therapy. It can also treat conditions such as rosacea, skin tags and cherry angiomas in the face.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are distinct from varicose veins: Spider veins have a unique structure resembling a spider web’s branches. They are usually thinner and smaller than varicose veins and do not bulge out the way varicose veins do.
Spider veins are often the result of prolonged pressure applied to the veins, typically from standing for extended lengths of time or strenuous activity. These veins can lead to throbbing, cramping, and swelling.
How Does VeinGogh Work?
No anesthetic is needed before VeinGogh treatment, which uses a process called the Ohmic Thermolysis System. A tiny needle delivers a “microburst” of high-frequency electrical energy to selectively heat the vein, coagulate the blood within it and collapse the vessel to facilitate body reabsorption. The extreme precision of the Ohmic Thermolysis process allows for the treatment of small areas without the fear of damaging the neighboring tissues and other vessels.
During the procedure, a small stylus is used which is similar to a pencil and contains the extremely thin fiber. This fiber is then inserted into the affected vein. A microburst of heat energy is then delivered inside the vein, damaging its walls such that the vein seals shut and with time will collapse altogether.
The treated veins after collapsing are reabsorbed into your body, preventing them from reappearing. Any subsequent new spider veins can appear in time in the same area, potentially necessitating further treatment for optimal results.
Over the days following the treatment, the vein will shrink and appear less noticeable. In some cases, follow-up treatments will be needed to achieve the best results.
Benefits of VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis include:
- Zero downtime
- Minimally invasive
- Existing spider veins are permanently eliminated
- Little to no pain during the procedure
- Fast results, usually within a few days
- The process is done in minutes
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
This technique usually requires only one treatment of up to 25 minutes, depending on the number of spider veins treated. VeinGogh is an outpatient procedure with no downtime needed afterward. Patients are allowed to return to their normal activities right away.
Most patients only experience minor redness in the treated area, which goes away after a few hours. Patients may also experience temporary bruising or swelling, but it is uncommon. A temporary ice pack is usually all that is needed. Some vein doctors recommend using moisturizer or aloe vera to reduce any redness and encourage healing of the skin.
Is VeinGogh Right for Me?
If your small spider veins do not respond to other treatments because your spider veins are too small, VeinGogh may help. Patients with larger veins (larger than 0.3mm) such are varicose veins often utilize another treatment.
Patients with implanted medical devices such as pacemakers or ICDs should not undergo a VeinGogh treatment. A history of seizures or an allergy to nickel is also a contraindication to the VeinGogh procedure. You should be in overall good health prior to treatment. VeinGogh is not recommended for women who are pregnant or are planning on getting pregnant soon.
Schedule an appointment to speak with the Vein Gogh specialists at Virginia Vein Care and determine if the procedure is right for you. Our registered nurse sclerotherapist will review your medical history and your spider veins to see how best to move forward.
Find out more on the official VeinGogh website.