24 Aug, 2021

What Is VeinWave Treatment and How Does It Work?


VeinWave is a revolutionary treatment for spider veins. It can achieve truly amazing results, even after only one treatment. 

If you’ve heard about VeinWave before, you may be asking yourself: “Does VeinWave work?” This article will get into exactly how VeinWave works so that you can decide whether this is the right approach for you.

What Are Spider Veins?

‌‌Spider veins are small veins that appear just below the surface of the skin and are visible to the naked eye. These blue, red, or purple veins are named because they look a little bit like spider webs with their interconnecting lines and branches.

Also known as thread veins or telangiectasia, spider veins may appear on the calves or thighs. They may also show up on the face, arms, or feet. Having spider veins means that some of the small blood vessels near the surface of your skin are either broken or widened, which makes them visible. 

Spider veins are not painful or dangerous. However, many people choose to treat them because they dislike their appearance. Fortunately, there are several good treatment options available today for varying cases of spider veins. VeinWave treatment for spider veins is one of the most popular treatment options.

Keep reading to learn more about spider veins, their causes, and the available treatment options, including VeinWave.

What Are the Causes of Spider Veins?

Often, the aging process itself causes veins to widen and become weaker — this leads to the appearance of spider veins. Excess weight gain or the physical pressure of pregnancy can also cause spider veins by putting stress on blood vessels near the surface of the skin.

‌There are some other causes of spider veins. To some extent, spider veins are a simple matter of genetics. If you have a family history of spider veins, then you are likely to experience them yourself.

Spider veins also often appear as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Women may develop spider veins during pregnancy or menopause — or as a side effect of taking hormonal birth control. 

When Should You Treat Spider Veins? ‌

Spider veins are normally harmless. However, in some cases, they can be painful and may cause aching or burning sensations after prolonged periods of standing. Many people also find spider veins to be unsightly.

Whether you have discomfort or simply wish to treat your spider veins because of their appearance, there are several options open to you.

‌How Can You Treat Spider Veins?

There are three main treatment options available to people who wish to eliminate their spider veins. In most cases, the best treatment uses a combination of the three available options: 

The combination of these treatments can work wonders on spider veins, no matter where on the body they are located. The spider vein specialists at Medicus Vein Care use their skills and expertise to treat the different forms of spider veins, including the stubborn “feeder” or reticular veins. 

Reticular veins are enlarged blue veins that can feed into networks of spider veins and can be difficult to treat. Foam sclerotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for reticular veins.

Note that Medicus Vein Care uses only an FDA-approved sclerosant called Asclera. This is to ensure that patients receive medication that meets the highest quality standards. A‌sclera undergoes rigorous testing and regular inspections to be FDA-approved. It is completely free of preservatives. Unlike some competing products, Asclera does not just use “FDA-approved ingredients.” Asclera is fully FDA-approved.

What Is VeinWave Treatment?

‌‌VeinWave is an innovative approach to eliminating spider veins. It relies on revolutionary new technology which also has been fully approved by the FDA. The procedure has minimal discomfort and can be performed in a doctor’s office, with no need for a hospital stay. Normally, spider veins are eliminated in just one or two treatments of VeinWave.

‌‌VeinWave uses a device to apply microwave energy to the surface of the skin. This is what allows doctors to access spider veins even in hard-to-reach places like the ankles or the face.

‌Unlike some procedures, VeinWave will not leave bruising on the skin. Patients can also resume their normal activities immediately after receiving treatment. There is no need for a hospital stay or even for bed rest.

How Does VeinWave Treatment Work?

VeinWave treatment makes use of an ultra-fine insulated needle, which is inserted into just the very top layers of the patient’s skin. The doctor touches the patient’s veins with the tip of the needle, administering small bursts of heat to the outside of the veins.

This heat treatment, which is known as thermocoagulation, causes the enlarged veins to shrink immediately. Because they constrict, the veins are no longer visible on the surface of the skin.

Does VeinWave Have Any Side Effects?

‌It’s natural for people to wonder whether a treatment might have side effects. Fortunately, VeinWave has no lasting side effects. The only side effects are some temporary, minor redness in the treated area. Patients are advised to avoid sun exposure for a few days after treatment. 

The procedure is virtually painless. Some patients report experiencing a slight stinging or a pinprick sensation. Patients can generally return to work immediately after the treatment.

Ready to Have Your Spider Veins Treated?

When you’re ready to treat your spider veins, it’s important to work with specialists who have plenty of experience in the field. 

Dr. Steven Tidwell, MD founded Medicus Vein Care in 2005 because he wanted to offer the best possible diagnosis, care, and treatment for patients in the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast areas. The vein specialists at Medicus Vein Care have extensive experience and training, as well as access to state-of-the-art treatment methods, including VeinWave. 

To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, get in touch today.