As we get older, our skin tends to thin and produce less collagen, which can lead to wrinkling of the skin. This can also cause veins in the back of the hand to become more visible. In fact, aging hands can make people look older than they really are. Prominent veins in the back of the hands can be annoying or even embarrassing for some people, leading them to seek hand vein treatment. After all, the hands may be one of the first things people notice about you, during an initial handshake, for example.
Hands are often on display when making a presentation, teaching or selling products as part of a workday. Hands facilitate everyday communication and can add emphasis and deeper meaning to your words when speaking to others. For all these reasons, it’s natural to desire attractive hands. If veins in the back of your hands are making you self-conscious, there are several effective hand vein treatment options available at your local vein clinic.
Options for Hand Vein Treatment
Most bulging, visible hand veins are not diseased or varicose veins, and they typically don’t have an essential role in hand circulation. Your vascular surgeon will always evaluate your condition and check for systemic vein problems. The hand veins can generally be eliminated to improve the look of the hands with no ill effects. Methods include:
Sclerotherapy: In this hand vein treatment, a liquid or foam sclerosant is injected into the veins with a tiny needle. This medication irritates the lining of the veins and causes them to collapse, providing a simple solution to eliminate unsightly hand veins. The collapsed veins are gradually reabsorbed by the body.
Phlebectomy: In some cases, it is preferable to remove the bulging veins through tiny incisions, which can produce an excellent cosmetic result. The patent will wear a pressure bandage or compression glove to ensure proper healing.
Radiesse or other skin filler: Alternatively, your cosmetic doctor can inject a filler material around and over the hand veins to make them less noticeable on the back of your hands. Dr. Dietzek is an experienced vascular surgeon who is also trained in aesthetic procedures such as fillers, offering you the widest set of treatment options for hand veins.
After examining your hands and considering your medical history, your vascular surgeon can recommend the best hand vein treatment for you. Make your appointment today!