Is Veinwave approved for use in the U.S.?
Veinwave has been approved for the safe removal of spider veins and telangiectasia (thin, tangled veins similar to spider veins) in the U.S. by the US FDA. Physicians have used Veinwave to successfully treat patients in the UK and throughout Europe since 2001.Veinwave is an innovative, safe*, minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of tiny spider veins primarily for sensitive areas on the face, and on the legs especially the ankles and knees. Veinwave technology can safely pinpoint sensitive locations for treatment. Thermo-coagulation, which involves using microwaves to heat fine blood vessels, transfers the microwave energy to the affected area through an ultra-fine insulated needle causing the vein to seal shut, collapse and instantly disappear. A typical procedure can treat up to 18 to 20 inches of vessels in as many minutes with no recovery time, bandages or anesthetic required.
Who are candidates for Veinwave?
If you have discomfort from spider veins or telangiectasia, or want to eliminate unsightly spider veins, are in good health, and would prefer a procedure that can provide immediate results with no recovery time, during a consultation your Vein Institute physician will determine if Veinwave is optimal treatment for your condition.