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Boynton Beach Spider Vein Doctors: What is VeinGogh?

As vascular doctors at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates, we do our best to stay current on the latest advances in vein care, so we can share them with our patients and offer them the most state-of-the-art vein care available anywhere. One of the most exciting new technologies we have come across is an advanced system for treating spider veins called the VeinGogh system.

What is VeinGogh, and how does it work?

Officially known as the VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System, this treatment generates a small, regulated, high-frequency current directly to the outer surface of the spider veins themselves, using a probe the width of a human hair. This microburst of energy heats the diseased vein, causing the blood to coagulate and the vein itself to collapse. The collapsed veins are then quickly absorbed into surrounding tissue and disappear forever.

The advantages of VeinGogh over other spider vein treatments using lasers are many. First, the VeinGogh system treats the affected veins without affecting the outer layers of skin, which speeds healing and a quick return to normal activities. Second, the precise nature of the VeinGogh system helps to eliminate the risk of over-treating, so there is no trauma to surrounding skin. Third, lasers are expensive and thus treatment using them is equally expensive, because the laser type must be carefully selected to deal with multiple skin types without damaging skin tissue. VeinGogh treatment works on any skin type, and without the danger of skin trauma. It leaves no visible scars and is effective even for veins that have resisted effective treatment by other methods.

Additional advantages of VeinGogh over laser treatment

Laser treatments are often perceived as painful by patients as well, whereas the insertion of the hair-thin VeinGogh probe into a vein is nearly painless. Some patients report a slight “pinch” when the VeinGogh probe is inserted, but no more painful than a hair being pulled. Because of the lack of skin trauma and no need for recovery time, a larger skin surface may be treated in each session, enabling the elimination of many spider veins at once.

Results are permanent, so once the diseased veins are collapsed and sealed, they won’t come back. Generally, only one treatment is necessary, although follow-up treatment might be required if new spider veins appear or for “touch-ups.” VeinGogh can also be used to treat other skin conditions such as rosacea, cherry angiomas, and small hemangiomas.

How do I find out more about VeinGogh?

Call the best vein doctors in Boynton Beach at 561-515-0080 and arrange for an initial consultation. We’ll perform an examination and tell you whether VeinGogh is the best solution for your spider veins or other condition. You can also find out more about this treatment and others we specialize in on our website at http://www.southpalmcardiovascular.com.

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