Veinwave Treatments for Thread Veins
Thread veins (also known as red veins or broken veins) can appear on several areas of the body but particularly affect the face and legs. The majority of adults suffer the presence of thread veins to a varying degree.
At Oris Medical our doctors use a very effective system called Veinwave to treat this common condition. Veinwave is a revolutionary technique developed by leading Vascular Surgeons specifically for the treatment of fine thread veins, telangiectasia androsacea. It works by using microwaves to heat the vessels, utilising very high frequency energy, resulting in their instant disappearance, a process known as thermo-coagulation.
Veinwave uses a very fine needle which allows accurate application of the treatment. The procedure can be applied to any area of the body, even to the knee and ankle which are otherwise too difficult to treat. In most cases a series of Veinwave treatments may be required to achieve the desired result.
Other treatments for thread veins are available. Micro-sclerotheropy is a widely used procedure for the removal of thread veins on the legs but is generally less effective on the finer veins and is not usually suitable for the delicate areas of the face or ankles. Laser devices on the other hand, originally designed for hair removal, are in some cases used to treat thread veins but the procedure is painful, offers limited success and carries the risk of long term scarring.