My nurse says she does not need Veinlite during my sclerotherapy appointments.
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Vein lite is excellent before sclerotherapy
Perhaps she doesn't have the machine? I would optimize options by using all available diagnostic options to see where the root veins are.
A vein light is not needed to perform sclerotherapy. It depends on what the provider feels most comfortable with. I prefer to use a light however I have done it both ways.
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Thank you for your question. Veins can be characterized as spider, reticular and varicose. A skilled provider knows the difference and can determine if sclerotherapy or laser therapy is the best treatment. A veinlite can be helpful but it is not always necessary. The more important decision is the quantity and the solution that is used.
Venilite and sclerotherapy
VeinLite is just a tool. Some people like it, others do not. I do not use anything for sclerotherapy, I have good eye sight, and anything else gets in my way. My partner likes the VeinWave system. More important is finding someone with good experience, who understands the different medications and concentrations that work best for different size veins, etc.Good luck to you.
Although I prefer to do sclerotherapy using a veinlite (as that is the way I trained), many people do not use one. Most of the time if a reticular vein is feeding the spider veins it can be seen or felt. I would say the most important thing would be the experience of the person doing the injections. Using a veinlite cannot compensate for lack of experience so that is what you need to be concerned about before starting sclerotherapy treatment.
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