VeinGogh has a stainless steel needle as thin as a human hair, which the operator pokes into the capillary just below the surface of the skin, and then a small DC electric current is briefly switched on by the operator.
It looks like Vasculyse is non-invasive, and has blunter point that doesn't penetrate the skin, and it apparently uses radio frequencies instead of electricity to coagulate the blood in the red mark. But, it also looks like the Vasculyse can include DC electric current too, but this depends on how each country's health authorities have licensed the use of the device and/or the operator of the device. I don't know which version of Vasculyse you would get in Canada.
It also appears that Vasculyse is licensed for use by spa operators in the US and Canada, which is different than the VeinQogh, which is licensed for use in the US only by MD's, PA's, or NP's. I don't know how Canada licenses VeinGogh operators.
VeinGogh is definitely worth $200 (total cost) for 3 treatments, based on my experience, and I'm talking about some bad spider veins that were visible from ten feet away. After 2 treatments, the spider veins are nearly invisible from any distance greater than one foot away, and from a distance of 4 inches or less they are about 50% less visible. Even so, I was told that the 2nd treatment should take about 2 to 3 months before it reaches maximum cure, and its only been 3 weeks after the 2nd treatment.
Vasculyse appears to claim that it can handle larger areas of red skin, which is really the subject of this post. We should keep each other informed as to how all this goes.
Edited by Tom Busby, 07 July 2013 - 07:43 PM.