virtual reality

Vein procedures at Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center are performed using local anesthetic and light sedation. While patients do very well with this combination of techniques, and avoid the downsides of deeper anesthesia, some individuals can nevertheless be anxious and concerned about being awake during their procedure. That’s why we’re delighted to introduce Virtual Reality Anxiety Reduction Technology (VR), a novel 21st Century solution to help patients feel even more relaxed during their vein procedure.

With VR Anxiety Reduction, patients don a VR headset and become fully immersed in a virtual environment through state-of-the-art visual and sound technology. The result is a powerful, stress-reducing experience that impacts patients on a mental, physical, and emotional level. Anxiety and actual physical pain sensations can be significantly reduced, an effect which has been reported in medical literature. VR can be used either before procedure or during the procedure. Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center offers this immersive technique for their vein procedures, which means that the more serious risks associated with deeper anesthesia and the use of a breathing tube can be avoided!

Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center is the first medical practice in the Western U.S. to introduce this innovative VR technology. If you are contemplating a vein procedure and have some concern about the experience, rest assured that Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center team does everything possible to make your experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible. To find out more about Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center, vein procedures, or use of the very latest anxiety reduction technology, please call the number on this page, or contact us via e-mail through our contact page.