Changes in the appearance of the veins in that hand are common with age. As the skin loses its elasticity and volume over time, the veins become more prominent. In some cases, changes in the veins themselves can exacerbate this problem as well. Fortunately, you can improve the appearance of prominent veins in the hand with an appropriate hand vein treatment.
Eliminate Hand Veins with Sclerotherapy
A minimally-invasive procedure known as “sclerotherapy” can eliminate the appearance of hand veins in the comfort of your vein doctor’s office. Because this procedure requires no general anesthesia and carries very little risk of complication, no hospitalization is required. The procedure takes only 30 minutes to complete, and patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after being released from the office.
How it Works
During sclerotherapy, a vein doctor injects a sclerosing solution into each abnormal vein with a fine needle. This solution irritates the walls of the vein, forcing them to swell and seal off. Eventually, the vein fades from view. Most patients report very little discomfort during the procedure.
Some patients worry that forcing the surface veins in the hand to collapse may affect the integrity of the circulatory system. However, these surface veins are not necessary for proper blood flow and can be eliminated without any significant consequences.
The results of sclerotherapy vary based on the individual patient’s situation and condition. However, most people notice some results immediately after the procedure. The full results of sclerotherapy won’t be visible until three to six weeks have passed. Some patients may achieve their desired results after only one session of sclerotherapy, while others may require multiple visits.
Making an Appointment
If you are dealing with unsightly hand veins and you would like to learn more about improving your condition with sclerotherapy, please contact Vein & Vascular Institute today to make an appointment with a qualified vein doctor.