Spider veins are fine dilated veins found in the skin of the legs. These spider veins become more prominent due to increased pressure in the veins.
Veingogh is a treatment performed to remove spider veins.
Veingogh utilises a technique to deliver energy via a very fine needle point into the spider veins. The energy delivered causes heat damage to the inner lining of the spider veins. Over time, this causes the spider veins to become smaller in caliber and eventually disappear. A course of 3-6 sessions of treatments may be required.
This procedure is relatively pain-less and is usually done with skin cooling with an ice-pack.
After a session of Veingogh treatment, patients should:
- Wear compression stockings for 1-2 days.
- Avoid sun exposure for 5 days.
- Apply high SPF sunblock if sun exposure cannot be avoided.
Risks and complications
- Small punctate scabs at point of needle contact, usually resolves after 1-2 weeks
- Occasional skin blistering
- Skin redness for 1-2 weeks, may be aggravated with skin exposure