If you’ve never had an injectable cosmetic treatment, then you may be nervous about how these treatments work to achieve yourselves. As with any injectable treatment, there is always a minimal risk associated with the treatment. At Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV, we know that advanced tools such as AccuVein are a great way to give patients peace of mind during cosmetic treatments.
How Effective Is AccuVein?
AccuVein is a highly effective infrared system that allows health professionals to map the pattern of veins under your skin. This system works by using infrared lights to view the veins beneath your skin so that health professionals can have a better idea of where injections can safely be made.
The infrared light emitted from the system is absorbed by the blood in your veins, which can turn the veins a different color temporarily when the device is in use so that injections can be more accurate. This system is effective for people of all ages, skin tones, and skin types.
One of the biggest advantages of using a system such as this one is the ability to complete your aesthetic treatments more quickly. Because your health provider will be able to map the veins beneath your skin, they will be able to make faster injections in all of your desired treatment areas.
Faster treatments can be a boon to your overall aesthetic goals, particularly if you have a busy lifestyle. By using this infrared vein mapping system, you’ll be able to complete your treatments more quickly and return to your daily schedule.
Increasing the accuracy of your treatments is also important. AccuVein can be used for all types of injectable treatments to increase the accuracy of your injections. Specifically, your injections can be completed without potentially hitting or blocking a vein. By increasing the accuracy of your treatment, you can be confident that your aesthetic goals will be achieved during each of your appointments.
Sometimes, when injectable treatments are used to reduce visible signs of aging or address vein concerns, one of the disadvantages of the treatment is the amount of downtime you will have before you can get back to your daily routine.
However, when you use a vein mapping treatment, you can minimize your overall downtime and speed up your recovery. This is because of the enhanced accuracy when this infrared system is used, which ensures that all of your injections are precise.
Finally, the biggest benefit of using this vein mapping system is the reduction of any risks associated with your treatment. With any injectable treatment, there is always the minor risk that a vein will receive the injection. However, with the use of this mapping system, you can significantly reduce this risk. Reducing the risk of injecting a vein can have many advantages, including peace of mind that your treatment will be safe.
What Treatments Can Benefit From This System?
In general, this vein mapping system is best used for treatments where it’s necessary to inject a product into the body. For example, injectable treatments such as Botox, Juvederm, and more can benefit from the use of this system.
Neurotoxins such as Botox work by disrupting the communication between motor neurons and the brain, which will stop the movement of facial muscles and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Usually, neurotoxins are used on the upper face, but the risk of this is that the veins on the upper face are particularly large, especially around the eyes.
If these veins are not visible to the naked eye, it can make it difficult to deliver accurate neurotoxin injections. When this system is used, it’s easier to map out your veins to be able to make safer injections on the forehead and around the eyes.
Dermal fillers typically have a bit less risk than other injectables. However, depending on the natural vein pattern of your face, it may be difficult to make safe injections in some areas. For example, if you have large veins in your cheeks, it can be hard to correctly navigate around these veins to use a volume rejuvenating filler. With AccuVein, your provider will be able to make accurate injections in any area of low volume on your face without any risk of causing vein blockages.
Sclerotherapy is another treatment that can benefit from this system. Although sclerotherapy and other vein reduction techniques are used on varicose and spider veins that are visible through the skin, it may be important to understand how these veins connect to healthy veins to achieve your desired treatment results.
With a vein mapping system, your provider can have a better understanding of how your results will develop after varicose veins are closed and nearby veins reroute blood flow. With this understanding, it’s much easier to achieve longer-lasting results.
Usually, PRP treatments work by allowing platelet-rich plasma to sit on the skin to encourage more rapid anti-aging results. However, harvesting the blood used to create your platelet-rich plasma can be easier when you use a vein mapping system. This is particularly true for people who have rolling veins or small veins that are difficult to draw blood from.
Can This System Be Used Medically?
Although this system is most often used for cosmetic purposes, it can also be used for medical treatments. For example, basic blood work can benefit from using the system, especially for people who struggle with blood donation. You can also benefit by using this treatment to insert IVs or injectable medical treatments, such as iron infusions, chemotherapy, and much more.
What Can You Expect From This System?
The use of the system during your treatment is completely painless because the infrared vein mapping system is entirely non-invasive. During your treatment, a device will be used to map your veins by emitting an infrared light, which will not have any effect on your skin. You may be asked to close your eyes while the device is being used.
Will You Need To Do Anything Before or After Your Treatment?
You will not need to make any special preparations before the use of AccuVein for any of your cosmetic treatments. Instead, all of your preparations will be normal for the type of treatment you’re having. Likewise, you will not need to adopt any special aftercare steps after using vein mapping for your aesthetic treatment.
Do You Have To Use This System?
The use of this treatment system is optional. For some people, it may not be necessary or desired to use infrared technology to map the veins before an injectable treatment. For example, people who have very fair skin or who have veins that are visible to the naked eye may not need to use the system depending on the type of treatment they are having and the areas that are being treated.
That said, there are a few categories of people who will benefit the most from using the system, including:
Those Who Have Difficult Veins
If you’re using any type of injectable treatment, then you will likely benefit from using a vein mapping system. This is particularly true for those who have very dark skin, hidden veins, or shy veins. Using a vein mapping system is an ideal way to achieve your aesthetic goals with minimal risk.
Those Who Have Anxiety
If you are using injectable treatments for the first time or you have anxiety about needles, using a vein finder such as AccuVein is a good option. The use of the system will increase the accuracy of your treatment, which will reduce any anxiety you have about your injectable treatment. Less anxiety makes for a more pleasant treatment experience.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you are using an injectable treatment, then you are likely a good candidate for using vein mapping as part of your treatment plan. All you need to do is request that this infrared system be used during your treatment. You can discuss the use of the system during your consultation.
Get Your Cosmetic Treatments With Fewer Risks
Injectable treatments are one of the current gold standards in cosmetic treatments, but they do have a minor risk of bruising from inaccurate injections. A vein mapping system such as AccuVein is an ideal addition to any injectable treatment to increase the accuracy of injections such as dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and sclerotherapy. Please contact Reno Sparks MedSpa in Reno, NV to schedule your initial treatment today.