Dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu uses the VeinViewer, a near-infrared light that helps locate veins under the skin.
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Dr. Drew Orton: Dr. Wooley you also have something new with you're here today, correct? Female Speaker: Yes, I do. I have another device, it's called the VeinViewer and what's wonderful about the VeinViewer is that we are able to see veins that are underneath the surface of the skin, that's available to the naked eye. Dr. Drew Orton: Which would be, particularly great for example, on kids or dark skin people, people that have deeper veins, veins that are hard to find when you want to start an IV, give chemotherapy, that kind of thing. Female Speaker: Absolutely, and in fact, even for Christina, for example, she has got some veins that are a little bit above where we treated, that we can't see that easily with a naked eye and we'll be able much more clearly with the VeinViewer. Dr. Travis Stork: Let's show them how it works? Dr. Drew Orton: Yeah, let's see it. Come on out. Dr. Travis Stork: Sarah is going to help us out. Female Speaker: Okay. So what we are looking at now, the green is Christina's vein that's sitting underneath the skin. Now, if we take the VeinViewer off you'll see that -- you can't see the vein very well, and if I wanted to try to inject this, it would be a little difficult for me to try to find the vein so what I do is I use the Vein Viewer and now you can see the vein much more clearly underneath the skin, so I am able to inject it much more effectively and you can see the vein -- Dr. Drew Orton: Look that. Female Speaker: -- and the blood flowing back, the green is the blood, going away, and flowing back, so you know that that's a vein.
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