VeinGogh is a safe, noninvasive and virtually pain free laser treatment for spider veins.
Its proprietary Microburst Technology enables VeinGogh to be effectively used on all skin types with great precision for younger, spider-vein free legs.
What is VeinGogh?
VeinGogh is a relatively new vein treatment that uses microburst technology to eliminate small spider veins and networks of veins known as telangliectasia. The procedure can also be used to treat cherry angiomas and rosacea. VeinGogh uses an innovative process known as the Ohmic Thermolysis System, which uses heat to collapse a damaged vein. The collapsed vein will eventually be absorbed by the body.
This innovative microburst technology lets vein specialists in Vein Institute of Pinellas to treat smaller defective veins with remarkable precision. It is important to understand that the greater precision, the lower are the risks of damaging surrounding vessels and tissues during the procedure. This is also the reason why VeinGogh is the a treatment of choice for sensitive regions.
It is minimally invasive and time-efficient that is safe for all skin types. The downtime is short and the discomfort is minimal to zero because the heat administered is transferred using a fiber that is almost as thin as human hair.
Who Is A Candidate for VeinGogh Treatment?
VeinGogh is more efficient for treatment of smaller veins because of its precision. VeinGogh is generally safe for all patients. It is only important that the patient is at least 18 years old and is in good health.
Patients with implanted devices, such as pacemakers, may not be candidates for treatment. This is because the device’s functions may be interrupted by the heat from the VeinGogh device.
Pregnancy is another reason to re-schedule treatment is pregnancy. Pregnant women and those planning to get pregnant soon are discouraged from undergoing such procedure to avoid any complication.
An initial examination will be conducted before a vein specialist from Vein Institute of Pinellas decides to prescribe you this procedure.
How Does VeinGogh Work?
The vein is reabsorbed by the body over time and blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby.
The VeinGogh procedure typically takes just a few minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of veins to be addressed. After the procedure, patients are allowed to return to their regular activities right away.
VeinGogh is an outpatient procedure that is performed here in our office. Vein Institute of Pinellas is one of the most trusted facilities for vein treatments in the country.
A probe installed with a thin fiber is inserted into the defective vein. The vein doctor will locate the strategic point inside the vein before sending microbursts of heat energy. The controlled heat delivered directly to the defective vein will damage its walls and cause it collapse and shut completely. The closed vein will slowly be broken down by your body’s immune system.
VeinGogh works best on veins that are not larger than 0.3mm. It is not designed for larger vessels or vessels in the deeper tissues.
What is the Cost of VeinGogh?
Costs of VeinGogh vary based on the number of veins to be treated. Since this is primarily used for cosmetic purposes, we can check with your insurance provider to see if they will cover this procedure.
Insurance coverage for vein treatments varies.
How Long Does VeinGogh Treatment Take?
Depending on your condition, the treatment can last from 10-30 minutes including preparation time.
Vein Institute of Pinellas has the most sophisticated devices and highly-trained staff, allowing them to perform vein treatments fast and safe.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from VeinGogh Treatment?
One of the reasons why many individuals prefer VeinGogh because it has no downtime. You might experience mild tenderness and redness around the treated area, which usually goes away several hours after treatment.
Although this procedure has no serious side effects or hinder with normal activities, it is advised not to schedule the treatment before traveling.
It is important for every patient to understand that even the most advanced treatments still come with risks.
How Soon Can You See the Results of VeinGogh Procedure?
Results become apparent right after procedure and improve over time. The time frame depends on how long it takes for the vein dissolve completely.
How Many VeinGogh Sessions Will I Need?
Some patients can get desired results after a single session, others need several visits to achieve satisfactory results. For telangliectasia and spider veins, most patients only need 2-3 sessions.
Are There Chances that the Vein Will Reappear?
The treated vein will collapse and disintegrate, which means it will never come back after treatment. However, new veins may appear in the same area. The vein specialist will determine if you need subsequent sessions to maintain desired results.
How to Prepare for a VeinGogh Procedure?
Disclose any medications, dietary supplements, and herbal supplements that you are taking. Consult with your physician about undergoing any vein treatment, particularly if you are taking antibiotics or maintenance medications.
- Avoid alcoholic drinks for at least 48 hours prior to treatment. Alcohol has various effects on the body which can hinder with the treatment.
- Do not apply anything on the area that will be treated within 24 hours before your appointment.
- As mentioned earlier, although VeinGogh is a minimally invasive procedure it is advised to postpone long haul travels or any strenuous activities for a few days.
Smoking should also be avoided at least 72 hours before treatment to prevent vasoconstriction.
What Happens After VeinGogh Procedure?
- VeinGogh is an outpatient procedure, so you should be able to return to your normal activities after it.
After the procedure, the vein specialist of Vein Institute of Pinellas will ask you to rest for at least 30 minutes before going home.
Avoid exposing the treatment site to sunlight and chemicals for at least 72 hours.
Walk for 20-30 minutes per day to increase blood flow and prevent clot formation.
Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time.
Watch out for any unusual symptoms. Call the Vein Institute of Pinellas if any persist.
You will be prescribed with medication for the usual symptoms, such as tenderness with mild pain.
Why Choose Vein Institute of Pinellas?
Vein Institute of Pinellas offers a wide range of treatments and services that are designed to help people with vein problems live normal lives.
Our vein doctors discuss the procedure and its possible outcomes and risks comprehensively and honestly so our patients can make informed decisions.
We want our patients to have realistic expectations and to be prepared of any possible side effect. The cost of the treatment is also as discussed; we do not charge hidden fees.
Expert Vein Doctors
Our vein specialists have acquired training and certification from the most esteemed organizations in the country. They also undergo continuous training for up to date knowledge of the latest trends and technologies in vein treatment.
We understand the challenge of living with varicose problems. For this reason, we make it a point to treat the varicosities with the most minimally invasive approach possible.
You are encouraged to discuss your vein problem with us in detail because any information can be helpful in determining the best treatment plan for you.
The Vein Institute of Pinellas uses the most advanced technologies for vein treatments from the most trusted names in the world. We use these technologies to make accurate diagnosis and successful treatments.
We also ensure that we have the latest tools to make each procedure fast and safe.
Using ultrasound technology, sharp clinical eye, and wide medical knowledge, we examine each case thoroughly.
These comprehensive examinations helped us liberate many patients from varicosities and improve their quality of life.
We have facilities in Largo, Sun City Center, and St. Petersburg to provide high-quality vein treatment to the Bay Area.
All of these facilities are equally competent.
Extended Office Hours
We have extended our office hours to accommodate individuals with more complicated schedules.
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All patient information is treated with utmost confidentiality. Your case is never discussed with a third party, unless ordered by the law.
All your documents are sealed and secured.
Covered by Medicare
Vein Institute of Pinellas accepts Medicare and many other insurance providers.