Why Have the Veins I Had Treated with VeinWave 1 Month Ago Now Refilled?

I had a VeinWave treatment about a month ago and a lot of my veins were completely gone, but after about 2 weeks the very same veins refilled and became visible again. Why is that? Will another session grant permanent results?

Doctor Answers 4

VeinWave - Unipolar thermocoagulation - Buffalo Niagara, NY

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This is not 'anything new' but rather thermolysis which has been used for years, except that it is delivered through a microneedle. You may need additional treatments, as may be the case with sclerotherapy or lasers. 

Vein Treatment

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Veins are unpredictable at best.  They can be closed one day, and reopen another week or two later after a treatment.  This is unfortunately normal for vein closure even in the best of hands and equipment.  Plan on at least 3-4 sessions, and a follow up in a 5-6 month time.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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It may be that you need additional treatments to achieve desired results. Most always, regardless of the modality you use, one treatment is not enough. 

In my practice, I use Sclerotherapy as the primary modality for treating spider veins. At this time, sclerotherapy is still considered the gold standard for treatment of spider veins.

the product which I use is ASCLERA and so far I had excellent results. 

Victoria Karlinsky, MD
Manhattan General Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 26 reviews


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hard to say. the veins may be too big for veinwave.


keep zapping them. be more aggressive this time. may get better results.

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