January 5, 2010 – O’Fallon, MO — Millions of men and women suffer from spider veins and telangectasia (thread veins) – those unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that spider-web across the cheeks, thighs, calves, ankles and knees. In fact, for Western populations like the US, it’s been estimated that 25-30% of women and 10-20% of men suffer from this unsightly condition. Although the VeinWave has been available for over 8 years in Europe where it is enjoyed by over 1,000 physicians, the FDA only recently cleared the revolutionary VeinWave device for eliminating spider veins of the lower extremities and telangectasia. Now, this innovative treatment is offered by Dr. Thomas Wright of Laser Lipo and Veins Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.
Designed primarily for vascular surgeons, dermatologists and plastic surgeons, VeinWave uses a revolutionary process called “Unipolar Thermo-Coagulation (UTC)”. A unique, high-frequency energy is applied to the affected area which causes the vein walls to collapse. The veins disappear before your eyes, and the procedure itself is very safe, effective and permanent. Until now, lasers and IPL devices have tried to treat these veins, but with limited success. Unlike lasers, the VeinWave involves only slight discomfort, so there is no need for anesthetic creams or pain medications. Also, the VeinWave carries no risk of long-term scarring (as confirmed by the FDA) and one procedure is completed in under 5 minutes. This is made possible by VeinWave’s ultra-fine, insulated probe permits a highly targeted treatment that doesn’t irritate the surrounding skin. Therefore, within minutes after the session, patients can resume their everyday activities without bandages as if it never happened.
Sclerotherapy provides successful treatment of the larger hand, face and leg veins, however, sclerotherapy fails to be effective on the fine veins of the knee and ankle and is rarely used on the face. As a combination therapy, VeinWave is the perfect compliment to sclerotherapy.
For a personalized consultation about the procedure or for pictures and information, contact Dr. Wright at 314 488 2586