DENVER – Jennifer Kauffman, NP-C and CEO of the Vein Institute & Medical Spa in Warsaw, recently was invited to speak at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual meeting in Denver, Colo. This conference was attended by plastic surgeons and nurses from all over the nation.
“It was an honor to be invited back to speak to an audience of my respected colleagues on a topic I am passionate about,” Kauffman said. This year, she lectured on the aesthetic treatment of spider veins using the procedure known as sclerotherapy.
Also at the conference, when not presenting, Kauffman learned new techniques for injecting facial products such as the dermal filler Radiesse®.
“We can do so much more now without resorting to plastic surgery. Even the plastic surgeons say this!” Kauffman said. “We can put off a face lift for many years by doing injectable face lifts instead.”
Kauffman explained that there are new devices for injecting Radiesse that cause much less bruising and swelling. Radiesse is a filler that restores volume in the face including the cheeks, nasolabial folds or smile lines and the chin.
In addition, Kauffman also travels once or twice per month across the country educating physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and nurses on how to perform sclerotherapy using a new drug to the market called Asclera®. She is one of two national educators for the new drug. The drug has been available in Europe for the past 15 years. It got its FDA approval in 2010.
Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective treatment for spider veins. Women are affected more with spider veins than men because of hormones and genetics. Spider veins often require maintenance as our bodies can always make new veins. Some women need touch ups once a year while others can go five to 10 years without requiring additional treatment.
According to Kauffman, sclerotherapy is the gold standard for spider vein treatment. There are lasers that can treat the condition; however, they tend to be more painful, more costly and require multiple visits.
Kauffman previously worked with Dr. KT Kishan for 10 years before opening up her own practice.
“He (Kishan) likes to say he taught me everything I know about sclerotherapy,” Kauffman joked. “I really couldn’t have asked for a better role model and teacher. I owe a lot to him. He pushed me to further my career and to always be the best.”
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call the Vein Institute & Medical Spa at 574-267-1900 or visit www.veinmedicalspa.com