What is Veinwave?
Veinwave is a treatment that aims to eliminate thread veins by using high frequency microwaves to cause thermocoagulation, although it is not effective on larger thread veins. It can also be used to treat telangiectasia, psoriasis and rosacea.
What’s involved in Veinwave treatment?
A Veinwave treatment takes around 15 minutes. The practitioner will position a small probe on your skin directly above a thread vein to deliver a pulse, or in some cases insert an ultrafine insulated needle. You will feel a sensation of heat. The Veinwave pulse travels along your thread veins and causes thermocoagulatiom, which causes these narrowed veins to close up and be reabsorbed by the body, but it does not go deep enough to harm any other structures. You can see the results immediately and can leave the clinic straight after your procedure.
How long will it take me to recover from Veinwave treatment?
After your Veinwave treatment, you may notice some redness which should subside over the next few weeks. Sometimes small scabs may form, but these will quickly disappear. No recovery time is needed and you can resume your normal activities straight away.
The results of Veinwave treatment are permanent, but you may develop new thread veins in the future.
What are the risks of Veinwave treatment?
The only reported risk of Veinwave is a very small risk of scarring. However, Veinwave may not be suitable if you suffer from epilepsy or a nickel allergy, or if you are pregnant, so ask your chosen clinic for advice before booking treatment.
How much will Veinwave treatment cost?
Prices for Veinwave treatment range from £75 to £300 per session, with an average fee of around £100- £160. Some patients may need more than one session.