Veinwave® treatment, also referred to as Thermocoagulation or Thermavein, uses microwave technology to destroy thread veins. Veinwave® offers the instant, safe and permanent treatment for red veins often referred to as thread veins or spider veins and medically referred to as “telangiectasia”. ThermaVein® delivers a fast and effective walk in walk out total solution for the treatment of red veins and vascular blemishes.
Unlike IPL and Lasers, Veinwave® treatment cannot cause loss of pigmentation and is virtually painless. It is non-invasive and may achieve instant results, but patients are always advised not to rely on a single treatment until assessed by their medical practitioner. It treats red spots, a variety of vascular blemishes and troublesome red veins. When used in combination with Sclerotherapy, Veinwave® treatment is perfect for treating legs. Veinwave® treatment can be used equally well on men. The sterile needle, for single use, is covered with an insulating sheath which protects the skin, enabling a targeted action, delivering the treatment with precision.
WHAT IS VEINWAVE® TREATMENT?
Veinwave® treatment, or Thermocoagulation, is an aesthetic procedure where a targeted area of the body is exposed to microwaves. The heat the microwave generates to the target area destroys the vein, allowing the vein to be reabsorbed by the body over time. As the treatment is confined to a small, affected area, it does not unnecessarily damage any non-affected tissue.
In short, Veinwave® treatment can be defined as; the coagulation of tissue by heat-producing high-frequency electric currents.
WHAT SKIN CONDITIONS ARE TREATED.
- Facial thread veins
- Melia (small white dots)
- Skin tags
- Campbell-de-Morgan spots (red dots or bumps) b
- Ankle thread veins
The TREATMENT PROCESS
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BOOK A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
- Skin Tag Removal
- Facial Thread Veins
- Price on consultation
Facial thread veins *30 minutes in length per sessions £200*
OUR TREATMENT RESULTS
Benefits of having this treatment with us:
- We are Fully Qualified medical practitioners. Therefore all practitioners undertaking treatments come from a medical background any have a university degree in pharmacy or medicine.
- Our team has years of experience in aesthetic treatments. We ensure all treatments are carried out to the highest standards, to achieve optimum results.
- We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
- We have very high patient satisfaction. Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas treated. We also have many that recommend friends and family to our clinics.
- We are committed to evidence-based practice and use premium products. We use FDA and CE approved products for the treatments.
- We are registered with Save Face. This government approved register is the highest level of recognition available for professionals working within aesthetic cosmetic medicine within the UK.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You’ll have the opportunity to ask your medical practitioner any questions as part of your consultation, but to start the ball rolling here are the answers to some that our patients most frequently asked questions.
Thread veins, also known as spider veins (or telangiectasia to give them their medical name) are thin veins, close to the surface of the skin, which have become enlarged, and hence visible and unsightly.
Usually there is no one single cause, which perhaps explains why they are so common. They can develop more with increasing age, and can often be associated with hormonal changes (which is why women can be more prone to them than men). It is thought that there is a hereditary tendency towards thread veins, but other environmental factors such as exposure to sun, exposure to extreme wind or temperatures, and certain medications are all thought to contribute
Thread veins are not dangerous but they can become more prominent and cause greater cosmetic concern over time.
Ideally thread veins should be treated as soon as possible, as they have the potential to develop further, and become more difficult to treat in time.
Thermo-coagulation is a process whereby a small burst of energy is delivered, through an insulated needle, directly into the vein. The heat from this energy causes the blood in the vein to coagulate (solidify), which in turn causes the vein to collapse, as shown in the graphic below. The tiny collapsed vein is then absorbed by the body, with no after effect. Unlike other treatments, the procedure targets the individual veins themselves, rather than the surrounding area.
Yes – Veinwave® treatments have been safely performed thousands of times, all over the world. Unlike laser or IPL, it targets only the specific veins, rather than generalised areas, meaning there is minimal risk of damaging neighbouring tissue.
There is a stinging sensation, not unlike a hair being plucked, though how noticeable this is will depend on the individual patient, and the area being treated. Anaesthetic creams are not to be used, but there is no restriction on the use of simple painkillers (such as paracetamol).
There will be initial redness in the treated area, but this should quickly fade on the day of treatment. On the second day very small scabs might develop at the points of contact, but these would typically resolve within a matter of days, generally up to a week at most. A concealer can be used on the scabs from the day after treatment, if required.
Aftercare is minimal. You will be supplied with a calming cream to apply during the first day or two. Some patients find the cooling effect of aloe vera gel to be also beneficial in the days following treatment. Use of a broad-spectrum sun cream is obligatory.
It is not advised for pregnant women, or those who suffer from epilepsy, or have a pacemaker.
In many cases one treatment would be sufficient. In more severe cases a second (and even third) treatment may be necessary, but this would be assessed at your routine follow-up appointment, approximately four weeks later. Although the vein is permanently destroyed, over time new veins can develop, which would need treating when necessary.