If you’ve been struggling to accept your spider veins, you’ve probably looked at multiple treatment methods — which can be pricey, invasive, and risky.1
The VeinGogh method is a straightforward way to deal with spider veins and the networks of small veins, known as telangiectasia. The state-of-the-art procedure is done by a medical professional who uses specialized equipment to seal and shut veins and make them invisible to the human eye.
Unlike other vein treatment methods, VeinGogh scarring is not a problem. And the procedure only takes a few minutes out of your days.
Read on to learn more about the VeinGogh method, including how it works, why it’s safe for all skin types, and who’s best suited for the procedure.
How Does the VeinGogh Method Work?
The VeinGogh procedure involves a probe that’s smaller than the width of a human hair. A medical professional inserts this probe, which is attached to a small stylus, just over the surface of the skin, while making sure that the probe doesn’t pierce the vein itself. The probe then sends out tiny, controlled bursts of heat energy using the patented ohmic thermolysis technology.2
This causes the blood inside spider veins to coagulate, making the veins collapse and rendering them invisible to the human eye. These small vessels collapse in a matter of seconds.
Though it might sound violent, this procedure doesn’t damage the body. Your body eventually reabsorbs the collapsed veins, and the responsibility of transporting the blood they once carried is taken up by other, healthier veins nearby the VeinGogh site.
This procedure often takes just a few minutes, and in most cases, it is completely painless. The full effects are visible after only one treatment session in most patients, but some patients may need two or three sessions to get there.
VeinGogh recovery is easy — you can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure with no ill effects. Moreover, you don’t have to wear bandages afterward.
After VeinGogh, once your veins are gone, they’re gone for good — your permanently closed veins that will never reappear.
Because of how delicate and precise it is, the VeinGogh procedure can even be used on sensitive areas like the face.
Who Is the VeinGogh Method for?
The VeinGogh method is for anyone with small, visible veins they want to get rid of. Because it’s so precise, the procedure is perfect for those with spider veins that are too small to be treated with other methods, such as laser or sclerotherapy.
Because the VeinGogh procedure leaves no scars, it can be used to remove small veins anywhere on the body. But it works best for veins up to 0.3 millimeters in width, so it’s not suitable for larger veins. But it’s safe and effective for all skin types.
Nonetheless, the time taken to complete a Veingogh session depends on how large the affected area is and how many veins are to be removed. Sessions can be as quick as one minute, or they can last up to 25 when more extensive intervention is needed.
After undergoing VeinGogh treatment, you’ll usually see results within just a few days after one quick and easy appointment.
What Are the Risks of the VeinGogh Method?
Because the probe used to deliver the energy burst is smaller than a human hair, the risk of overtreating a vein or the area surrounding it as well as that of scarring is basically nonexistent.
The VeinGogh method is easy, quick, non-invasive, nearly painless, and relatively risk-free, so it’s safe for all skin and vein types. Most patients describe a small pinch as the probe exerts the energy— that’s it.
VeinGogh vs. Other Spider Vein Treatments — What Are the Differences?
VeinGogh is similar to some other energy-based spider vein treatments like Veinwave.
Both VeinGogh and Veinwave use a small pen-like device that uses heat to collapse veins — while causing minimal discomfort — and can be performed only by medical professionals.
VeinGogh and Veinwave use different types of energy, though. VeinGogh’s microburst technology is more precise than Veinwave’s microwave energy — so doctors can more easily and precisely target very small vessels using VeinGogh.
Methods like sclerotherapy use chemicals to irritate and seal shut vein walls. Sclerotherapy can also be a great first-line treatment modality for spider veins — but it also increases your risks of minor side effects like bruising, discoloration, and discomfort.3 If you prefer an over-the-skin treatment, topical creams can be a great option.
VeinGogh is a more advanced method than traditional laser methods like laser therapy, which works well for larger spider or reticular veins. But laser treatments come with the risk of skin trauma caused by the large laser beam used. Also, when it comes to treating different skin types, some lasers are too expensive and complex to set up.
Overall, VeinGogh represents a large step forward in the treatment of small spider veins. Generally, there is no insurance coverage for spider vein treatment because it’s considered a cosmetic procedure.
How To Get Started With the VeinGogh Procedure?
Spider veins can be a hassle, and traditional laser-based methods of dealing with them carry several risks of over-treatment, including redness, irritation, and scarring.
The VeinGogh method does away with these risks, guaranteeing that you’ll leave your doctor’s clinic feeling satisfied and spider vein-free. Because the procedure only takes a few minutes and comes with no downtime or bandages, patients can easily fit a session into their busy lives.
If you’re ready to move forward with VeinGogh treatment or if you have some more questions and you’d like to speak with a medical practitioner, you can use our tool to locate a vein specialist near you. Once you’ve booked an appointment, a vein specialist will answer any queries you might have about the procedure and book you for treatment soon after.
1. Cleveland Clinic: ” Varicose & Spider Veins“
2. VeinGogh: ” VeinGogh Product Details“
3. Mayo Clinic: ” Sclerotherapy“