Veinwave is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that uses high frequency thermal energy to treat spider veins and telangiectasia (dilated capillaries). This treatment technique is primarily used on patients with difficult-to-reach veins located on sensitive areas of the legs, ankles, and knees. During the procedure, a small, insulated needle is applied to the treatment site subepidermally without piercing the blood vessel.
Once the needle is in place, a process known as thermo-coagulation produces microwave energy to heat tiny blood vessels, causing them to collapse and seal shut. As a result, spider veins are safely and effectively treated with little to no scarring and minimal downtime.