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Who is a candidate for VeinGogh?Any adult in good health who has thin spider veins, or tangled, thread-like veins known as “telangiectasia,” and who is looking for a quick procedure with no downtime, can be an excellent candidate for the VeinGogh procedure.
What are the risks?There is a very small risk of scarring, although this risk is minimal and much less than the risk associated with other vein procedures.
On what size vessels does VeinGogh work best?VeinGogh works on spider veins up to 0.3 mm. VeinGogh is not designed to treat feeder vessels or larger vessels deep beneath the surface.
How long is a typical treatment?Depending mainly upon the size of the area, treatments can range from about a minute for minor lesions and up to 20–25 minutes for a more extensive condition.
How is the procedure performed?After cleaning the injection site, your VeinGogh specialist will use a very fine, insulated needle to administer the treatment just beneath the surface of the skin but without piercing the vessel itself. Tiny vessels will be destroyed and disappear quickly. Most procedures take less than 20 minutes to perform, and no bandages are required following the procedure
What can I expect after a Treatment?The precise nature of the VeinGogh treatment limits the risk of over-treating, so there is little to no trauma to the skin. Following treatment, there will be some mild redness that is transient. Men and women treated with VeinGogh can resume their normal activities immediately after their procedure. In addition, no bandages are required.
Does the treatment hurt?Since the procedure uses a hair-thin probe inserted into the vessel, there can be a “pinch.” Patients report it feels similar to a hair being removed.
How many treatments are needed?Generally only one treatment is necessary. However, depending on the proficiency of the technician and the severity of the condition, a follow-up treatment may be necessary.
Will the veins come back?Veins that have been properly treated should not return. However, new veins may develop over time and require retreatment. Follow-up visits are recommended for “touch-ups”.
When will I begin to see results?Immediately. You will see continuous improvement over several weeks as the treated vessels are reabsorbed.