Use of AccuVein™ for preventing complications from accidental venipuncture when administering dermal filler injections

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2015 Feb;17(1):55-6. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2014.968582. Epub 2014 Oct 16.


Abstract Near-infrared technology is used to map out superficial veins to improve the safety of esthetic dermal filler injections. The use of the AccuVein™ device is described and illustrated. Possible benefits of regular use of vein finder technology are discussed.

Keywords: dermal fillers; near infrared; safety; veins.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetic Techniques* / adverse effects
  • Cosmetic Techniques* / instrumentation
  • Dermal Fillers / administration & dosage*
  • Face
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intradermal / adverse effects
  • Injections, Intradermal / methods
  • Light
  • Veins / injuries*
  • Wounds, Penetrating / etiology
  • Wounds, Penetrating / prevention & control*


  • Dermal Fillers