Bruising, sometimes severe, was often considered an inevitable side effect of many types of cosmetic procedures such as filler and toxins. However, our practice’s adoption of a technology called AccuVein has made these injections easier, less likely to result in bruising, and most importantly, safer. This device allows the doctor to visualize the veins under the skin and essentially avoid them when performing the chosen cosmetic service.
AccuVein is the world’s first handheld, non-contact vein illumination solution. This incredible device provides a visual roadmap of the underlying vasculature before and during cosmetic procedures. Knowing the exact location of patients’ veins allows our doctors to shorten healing time, decrease post-procedure bruising and improve overall patient outcomes.
Bruises are a relatively common risk of many cosmetic procedures, no matter a physician’s level of skill or attention to detail. Why is that the case? Because until now, there was no way to see beneath the skin to avoid coming into contact with a blood vessel. Your face has an extremely high concentration of veins and blood vessels – that’s the main reason it’s so easy to leave behind accidental bruises.
When we can see the vessels and avoid them, the potential for unintended bruising becomes significantly reduced. Even with Our Doctors' many years of experience and training—and their specific knowledge of vein anatomy—every patient’s vein map is different. AccuVein allows us to see the exact location of veins so we can work around them during your procedure, minimizing the risk of bruising.
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