When you receive an aesthetic or medical treatment, you want the experience to be comfortable, quick, and easy. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for even skilled medical providers to miss your veins or inaccurately administer injectable treatments. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about these issues at Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, Nevada. That’s because we use AccuVein to increase our precision and effectiveness during your treatment. How does AccuVein work? Read on to learn more about how this wonderful device can map your veins.
How Does AccuVein Work?
AccuVein is a state-of-the-art, handheld device that can help medical providers accurately and quickly find veins during blood draws, injections, and other treatments. This vein visualization technology can project an up-to-date vein map onto the surface of the patient’s skin.
This device uses specialized imaging to make this map. Scientific studies have proven that this technology can help doctors and other medical professionals perform a variety of treatments.
Locating Your Veins
The device uses an invisible infrared laser and a visible red laser to map your veins. The lasers work together to make an accurate image of your veins. During your treatment, your medical provider will hold the device above your skin. This process will affect the hemoglobin in your blood. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that is found in your red blood cells.
As your practitioner holds the device over your skin, it will emit infrared light. The hemoglobin in your blood will absorb this light. This process will decrease the light that your veins reflect.
Making a Map
The device uses an individualized detection process to understand and analyze these changes. The device will use this information to project a map of your veins onto your skin. The light that comes out of the red laser will allow your medical provider to see this map on your skin.
An Accurate Process
This vein visualization technology is accurate and effective. The device can precisely map veins up to ten millimeters deep in your skin. Further, studies have shown that this technology can increase a patient’s satisfaction. For instance, in one study, patients would drive an average of twenty-eight miles further to receive treatment from a medical facility that uses vein visualization because of how much easier it makes treatment.
Why Do Medical Professionals Use Vein Visualization Technology?
We use vein visualization technology because it can help us more accurately and quickly locate your veins. This information can be helpful to us in starting IVs, administering injectables, and performing many other medical and aesthetic treatments.
The Old Method
In the past, medical providers had to locate people’s veins on their own. This process could be difficult and imprecise. The medical provider often tried to determine a vein’s location by pressing down on the person’s skin. They used this process, combined with their experience and instincts, to estimate the position of the vein. People sometimes said that this process was like trying to find a vein with a blindfold on.
An Inaccurate Method
Even skilled medical providers sometimes struggle to locate veins through this process. This process could be especially challenging if a patient has difficult veins that cannot be easily located.
Medical providers sometimes have to make multiple unsuccessful attempts to draw a person’s blood or start an IV. This could cause a person to experience fear and discomfort. Further, during an aesthetic treatment, a medical provider might choose a suboptimal injection site, which might cause the person to experience bruising and longer recovery time.
A Better Way
Vein visualization technology allows medical professionals to locate a patient’s veins without pressing down on their skin or making educated guesses. Instead of relying on their instincts to find veins, medical providers can use a detailed map to administer IVs, injections, and other treatments.
Medical providers can also use this device to learn more about the appearance and placements of your veins. They can find veins that might cause you health problems and use this information to develop a customized treatment plan for you.
How Can This Device Improve My Treatment?
This device allows us to administer injections, IVs, and other treatments in an accurate, precise manner. We can use this device to map your veins before we perform your treatment. We use this map to apply your treatment in the right location, making our actions more effective. This may help us achieve better results.
A More Comfortable Experience
This device can also make your treatment faster and more enjoyable. Accurately mapping your veins increases the chance that we choose the best site for your treatment on our first try. This accuracy may minimize bruising and discomfort. It may also reduce the amount of downtime that you need to recover after your treatment.
Further, many people feel more relaxed and comfortable when they know that we’ve mapped their veins before their treatment. Many people are afraid of needles, and it’s common to be uneasy about receiving an injectable treatment or an IV. Knowing that we can use this technology to find a suitable injection site gives people peace of mind during this process.
Who Can Use This Vein Mapping Device?
This wonderful device can help a wide variety of people. It can read veins on people with all skin tones. It can also be used in many areas of the body. In fact, this device is so safe and gentle, we can use it on children.
What Treatments Can Vein Visualization Technology Improve?
Injectable treatments like Botox can smooth your skin and reduce the appearance of your wrinkles. However, in the past, skilled medical providers sometimes struggled to avoid harming facial veins during these treatments. When they accidentally administered an injection in the wrong location, the patient sometimes experienced bruising or discomfort. Because of these issues, people sometimes had to take longer periods to recover and heal.
Vein visualization technology improves the safety and accuracy of these treatments. We may use this device to map your veins before we administer your injection. We will use this map to determine an optimal injection site. This may allow us to minimize your recovery time and provide you with better results. You will also feel more comfortable and at ease during the injection process.
Sclerotherapy is used to treat varicose veins. During this treatment, we will inject a sclerosing solution into your veins. This solution can help your veins decrease in size and close.
The vein mapping device can help us address your varicose veins in a more effective manner. We may use vein visualization technology before your treatment session to locate your varicose veins. We can then show you which veins need to be addressed. During your appointment, we may use this device as we inject the solution into your veins. Precisely targeting your veins during this process may allow us to achieve better outcomes.
Vein visualization technology can also help us perform blood draws, start IVs, and complete other treatments in a faster, more comfortable manner. During your initial consultation, we will discuss whether this mapping technology can assist us as we perform your chosen treatment.
Can This Device Improve Treatments for People With Difficult Veins?
If you’ve been told that you have difficult veins, you’re in luck. This device may dramatically improve your experience during your treatment.
Medical providers have difficulty inserting IVs, completing blood draws, and performing other treatments on patients with certain types of veins. A variety of factors can affect your veins. In particular, medical providers may have difficulty performing treatments on people whose veins roll.
They may also struggle to locate veins on people who are overweight, dehydrated, or who have had repeated vein-related treatments before. Very young or old people may be more likely to have difficult veins.
An Easier Process
This vein mapping technology may work on people with difficult veins. With this device, medical providers can map the person’s veins before their treatment. This map allows them to start IVs, perform blood draws, and accomplish other medical tasks more easily for people with difficult-to-find veins.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
We use vein mapping technology to help us complete a variety of treatments. Having your veins mapped with AccuVein is quick and easy, so you need not feel nervous before we analyze your veins with this device.
The First Step
We will schedule an initial consultation before you receive your treatment. During this meeting, we will talk about your medical history and desired outcomes. We will also examine your body.
We will use this information to determine whether vein visualization technology can help us provide you with a more precise, efficient treatment. During this meeting, you’ll also have time to ask us questions and discuss any concerns you have about vein visualization technology.
Preparing for Your Treatment
People love vein visualization technology because it is so easy and relaxing. You won’t have to follow any extra rules or make special preparations before we use this technology to map your veins. That said, you might need to take certain steps to prepare for your medical or aesthetic treatment. We will provide you with detailed instructions about activities to avoid or rules to follow before your appointment.
Making the Map
Mapping your veins is comfortable and non-invasive. In fact, the vein visualization device doesn’t even touch your skin! We will begin by holding the device above the treatment area. The device will display a map of your veins on your skin. The map is easy to see, so we will not have to turn off the lights or darken your room during this process. We may move this device over the targeted area as we get an accurate map of your veins.
You won’t feel discomfort during this process, so you can relax as the device maps your veins. In fact, many patients find this process to be comfortable and engaging. Some people also enjoy seeing a detailed map of their own veins. Although your individual treatment will vary, this process is usually straightforward and quick.
Performing Your Treatment
We will use this map to perform your desired treatment in a precise, efficient manner. The next steps will vary depending on your chosen treatment. For instance, if you’re receiving an injectable treatment like Botox, we may use the map to determine an optimal site for your injection. If you’re receiving sclerotherapy, we may use this device to decide which veins to treat.
Vein visualization technology has no downtime. This process doesn’t harm your veins or your skin. You won’t have to follow burdensome rules after your appointment because we used this device to map your veins. That said, you may need to follow specific rules after you receive your chosen treatment. We will instruct you about how to act in the days and weeks after your appointment.
Will Vein Visualization Technology Change My Veins?
This vein visualization technology won’t negatively affect your veins, skin, or other areas of your body. Thousands of hospitals use this treatment on a wide variety of people.
A Non-Invasive Technology
The device does not touch your body, so it doesn’t cause your skin to bruise or scar. We will not make incisions into your skin during the mapping process. You won’t feel discomfort as the device maps your veins. Further, you need not need to take time to recover or heal from the mapping process.
The infrared light technology that the device uses to locate your veins is safe and effective. Infrared light sounds complex, but it’s actually very simple. Infrared light is just light that has a longer wavelength than the colors visible to the human eye.
What Does the Vein Mapping Device Look Like?
AccuVein is a small, portable device. It looks similar to a cordless phone. Your medical provider may attach this device to your bed, table, or chair. They may also put it on a stand so they can use both of their hands to start an IV or draw your blood. A practitioner can also hold the device in their hand as they use it to map your veins.
This device’s small size and portability increase your comfort and experience during your treatment. Since the device is easy to move, we can bring the technology to you, allowing us to perform your treatment in our comfortable office in Reno, Nevada.
Is Vein Visualization Technology Safe?
It’s normal to feel uncertain when you are about to use innovative medical technology. But you don’t have to worry about AccuVein. This process is a safe, comfortable way to map your veins.
Thousands of hospitals all around the world use this technology. Many of these hospitals have adopted the device as their standard of care. Further, this device may improve people’s comfort levels during their treatments. In fact, in one study, 93% of people said that they would give a higher satisfaction score to a medical provider who used vein mapping technology.
Try It for Yourself
You don’t have to endure unsuccessful injection attempts and ineffective treatments. AccuVein allows us to quickly and accurately map your veins. This map will allow us to be more precise and efficient during your treatment. To learn more about how this innovative device can help you, contact us at Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, Nevada for an initial consultation today.