AccuVein Bruise Prevention Treatment Chevy Chase, MD - The West Institute
AccuVein Bruise Prevention Treatment Chevy Chase, MD - The West Institute

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AccuVein at The West Institute

The West Institute is excited to offer the AccuVein vein viewing system, which is the world’s first handheld, non-contact vein illumination solution.

It is built on AccuVein’s proprietary technology as embodied in its patent portfolio, which includes dozens of patents covering a broad range of imaging and medical diagnostic technologies.

Accuvein has been a great addition to our practice because we do a very high volume of dermal fillers for maintenance of facial volume and youthful contours,” said Dr. Tina West.  

Improving Patient Outcomes

AccuVein can help in cosmetic procedures to:

  • Locate and avoid veins
  • Minimize bruising
  • Reduce healing time by optimizing site selection
  • Improve patient satisfaction

By using vein illumination with AccuVein’s breakthrough device, many veins that might be otherwise undetectable without a vein locator, can be located and mapped on the patient’s skin.

“The only downside of dermal fillers has typically been that injections often cause bruising. Now, by mapping out the vessels with AccuVein prior to treatment, which only takes a few minutes, we can greatly decrease the incidence of bruising by avoiding vessels,” said Dr. West.

AccuVein has received a number of awards and widespread recognition from within the healthcare sector, including:

2016 MedReps Best Places to Work in Medical Sales – Voted the best place to work in the small company category, a new area of recognition for the MedReps Awards.

2014 Red Herring Global 100 Winner – Winner of the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award which looked at hundreds of companies around the world and honored the year’s most promising private technology.

2014 Prism Award – Winner of the prestigious 2014 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation in the Life Science and Biophotonics category.

2013 and 2010 MDEA Gold Award Winner – Awarded top prize in the Medical Design Excellence Award competition twice, the only award focused exclusively on recognizing contributions and advances in medical product design, for the outstanding product design of its vein-illumination device.

2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America – Red Herring honors the year’s most promising private technology companies.

2013 Gold Edison Award Winner – One of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success, the Edison Awards is a program conducted by the non-profit organization Edison Universe, which is dedicated to fostering future innovators.

2011 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award– Frost & Sullivan called the device’s convenient form factor, ease of use and price “miles ahead when compared to its competitors.”

Vein visualization is proven technology with thousands of hospitals around the world having implemented it and many have now adopted it as their standard of care.