a new way to see facial blood vessels

Written by on May 2, 2006 in research, telangectasia with 0 Comments

Some interesting looking technology that one day might prove to be another tool in treating vascular rosacea. Anything that can help a laser treatment target vessels more accurately will be a bonus for sufferers.

Vein-viewing Tech Launched

Luminetx ships an imaging device that flashes the body’s veins onto the skin

With the help of infrared light, Luminetx has developed an imaging device that can clearly project veins onto the surface of the skin.

Beyond increasing “first stick” success rates for patients who give blood or need an IV, the technology can be used for other medical treatments like inserting catheters and removing varicose or spider veins.

The visual clarity the device provides would make it easier to treat spider veins more thoroughly, especially when compared to other vein-viewing technology on the market, he said.

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