VeinGogh – Vein Removal
Over the past several years Dallas Vein Specialists has used the VeinGogh device to treat mainly facial spider veins, red spots, or redness of the cheeks and nose. Currently in our facility the VeinGogh device is used mostly for spider veins on or around the nose. Good results have also been seen in treating cherry angiomas at any site on the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions about VeinGogh Vein Treatments
- How does it work?
- Is there any downtime?
- How long is a typical treatment?
- When will I see results?
- How many treatments are needed?
- Will the veins come back?
- Does the treatment hurt?
- On what size vessels does VeinGogh work best?
- Does VeinGogh only work on veins?
How does it work?
The VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System generates a tiny, regulated, high frequency current delivered to the vessel via a hair-thin probe. A “microburst” of energy selectively heats the vein, coagulating the blood and collapsing the vessel wall, which is quickly absorbed into the body. All this is accomplished without affecting the outer layers of the skin resulting in a quick return to normal daily activities.
Is there any downtime?
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 usually lasts about 1–2 hours.
How long is a typical treatment?
Depending mainly upon the size of the area, treatments can range from about a minute for minor lesions on the nose, and up to 20–25 minutes for a more extensive condition covering much of the face or legs.
When will I see results?
Immediately. You will see continuous improvement over several weeks as the treated vessels are reabsorbed.
How many treatments are needed?
Generally only one treatment is necessary. However, depending on the specific condition, a follow-up treatment may be necessary.
Will the veins come back?
Veins that have been properly treated will not return. However, new veins may develop over time and require retreatment. Followup visits are recommended for “touch-ups.”
Does the treatment hurt?
On a pain scale of 1–10, with some laser treatments being an 8–9, VeinGogh is a 2–3. Since the procedure uses a hair-thin probe inserted into the vessel, there can be a slight “pinch.” Patients report it feels similar to a hair being removed.
On what size vessels does VeinGogh work best?
VeinGogh works best on spider veins up to 0.3 mm. VeinGogh is not designed to treat feeders or larger vessels deep beneath the surface.
Does VeinGogh only work on veins?
No! VeinGogh can also be used to eliminate cherry angiomas, small hemangiomas, skin tags, spider nevi, and even the redness of rosacea.
BEFORE: Spider Veins on nose before treatment
AFTER: Spider Veins on the side of the nose removed
BEFORE: Spider Veins on cheek before treatment
AFTER: Spider Veins on cheek removed