During cosmetic procedures, the injection site of wrinkle relaxers and/or dermal fillers are important to a patient’s results and overall experience. As many veins located throughout the face are difficult to see with the naked eye, our office uses a unique vein visualization technology called AccuVein®. This is a non-contact, lightweight, portable vein illumination device that provides a visual road map of the patient’s vasculature on the surface of the skin.
The Patient Advantage
The ability to visualize a patient’s unique anatomy allows our team to facilitate injections with refined needle placement to minimize bruising during procedures. AccuVein emits safe laser energy onto the skin without touching the patient. With reduced inflammation and bruising, patients experience less recovery time and a more natural appearance directly following their treatment. Without concerns for bruising and swelling, patients can continue the rest of their day and enjoy social events. By avoiding veins, injectable treatments are less likely to spread beyond their intended area, which gives patients more precise results in smaller areas. It also helps in sclerotherapy procedures to identify feeder veins so the source of spider vein clusters can be treated.