While medical skill and experience allow vein experts to deliver effective vein treatment, the inability to visualize veins and blood patterns beneath the skin makes the nature of vein work inherently difficult. Mapping out the intricate network of blood vessels can be challenging, and even skilled doctors may need several attempts to locate and stick the right vein. Multiple sticks not only prolong appointment times, but they also make treatment more uncomfortable for the patient.
At Advanced Vein & Laser Centre, Dr. Richard Rosenfeld utilizes the latest in vein illumination technology to improve outcomes and increase his patients’ overall satisfaction. VeinViewer is a revolutionary image guidance device that creates a projected overlay of a patient’s veins, assisting Dr. Rosenfeld and his staff in providing safe and precise treatment.
Better Vein Treatment with Image Guidance
For patients with varicose veins, spider veins and other symptoms of venous insufficiency, identifying the root cause of the issue and which veins have been affected is just the first step for successful treatment. With VeinViewer, Dr. Rosenfeld is able to accurately map out the inner blood patterns of the targeted area in real time and immediately determine the most effective course of action.
VeinViewer minimizes risks from potential complications like accidental punctures by locating and highlighting the best access point. Image-guided treatment allows for Dr. Rosenfeld to select the optimal vein or access point that may not be immediately distinguishable using traditional methods. The assistance provided by VeinViewer means fewer sticks with a needle, making treatment less painful and more comfortable for the patient.
Following a vein procedure, VeinViewer can be used to study and visualize vein flushing to ensure that treatment has been successful and that blood is flowing optimally. Any additional problem veins or potential issues can be located, and future appointments can be planned as necessary. At Advanced Vein & Laser Centre, VeinViewer is an essential part of our vein protocol before, during and after treatment.
The Technology Behind VeinViewer
VeinViewer delivers near-infrared light onto the targeted area. Blood located in the veins absorbs the light and reflects it in the surrounding tissues. The information regarding blood flow and vein patterns is then gathered and sent back to the device. VeinViewer processes the raw information and uses it to project a digital image of the internal blood pattern onto the surface of the skin, all in real time. The device displays blood patterns up to 15 mm beneath the skin, as well as clinically relevant veins up to 10 mm deep.
VeinViewer is safe for all skin types and can be used anywhere on the body, except the light-sensitive eyes. The near-infrared light will not heat up the skin or surrounding tissues, causing no harm or side effects whatsoever.
How We Use VeinViewer
At Advanced Vein & Laser Centre, we specialize in minimally invasive vein procedures, including sclerotherapy, laser ablation, chemical ablation and VeinGogh. With a full range of vein treatment options, we are capable of providing effective solutions for eliminating varicose and spider veins, especially under the guidance of VeinViewer.
During a typical vein procedure, Dr. Rosenfeld will employ VeinViewer to identify the source of the problem vein and determine the best entrance point. Then, he will begin treatment under image guidance to ensure everything remains precise throughout the duration of the appointment. With VeinViewer, Dr. Rosenfeld can follow along with the progress of treatments like sclerotherapy to verify that all of the insufficient veins have been eliminated. Following the procedure, VeinViewer can be used to study the flow of blood and ensure all problem veins have been addressed.
Experience the Benefits of VeinViewer at Advanced Vein & Laser Centre
At Advanced Vein & Laser Centre, we focus on providing the most effective treatments in the safest, most comfortable environment possible. Dr. Rosenfeld and our staff are dedicated towards patient satisfaction, both in results and overall satisfaction. Using VeinViewer, we can further adjust and strengthen our procedures with increased accuracy, precision and success.
If you are experiencing leg fatigue, soreness or cramps, or are bothered by the appearance of spider and varicose veins, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenfeld to learn about our wide range of treatment options. Call Advanced Vein & Laser Centre today at 847-367-4040 to book your appointment at our offices in Libertyville.