Until now, there is nothing new about using high frequency energy to treat organic tissue. It has been used for decades to treat a myriad of conditions, including spider veins. The VeinGogh technology has used this platform as a building block for a much more effective device. Unlike conventional cautery devices, VeinGogh has been able to control and regulate this high frequency energy to provide a safe and effective treatment for spider veins and other vascular lesions.
The VeinGogh uses a process known as Ohmic Thermolysis to treat a variety of vascular lesions, including spider veins. The power generator produces a “microburst” of high frequency energy to the tip of a hair-thin probe. This microburst dissipates so quickly that only heat is generated. The heat instantly coagulates the blood and collapses the vessel wall which is then absorbed by the body. Because the needle directs the heat downward toward the vessel the outer layers of the skin are unaffected. The result of which is very little trauma to the surrounding tissue and very minimal visible blemishes.
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. Generally only one treatment is necessary. However, depending on the specific condition, a follow-up treatment may be necessary.