Do you have unsightly veins on your hands? You are not alone. Hand veins are usually normal but varicose veins and spider veins may develop on your hands, prematurely aging your hands. Your vein doctors can provide hand vein treatment, fortunately, and leave behind smooth, youthful looking skin on your hands.
Unlike problem varicose veins or spider veins that develop in your lower legs because of vein disease, large veins develop in your hands as the result of aging. Visible veins in your hands are actually healthy, normal veins in most cases.
The skin on your hands becomes thinner over time and you lose the thin layer of fat. Both of these natural signs of aging makes the veins on your hands appear more prominent. This is particularly true if you are naturally slim.
Hand Vein Treatment from Your Vascular Surgeons
Sclerotherapy is the gold standard hand vein treatment among vascular surgeons. Sclerotherapy works by irritating the interior lining of the affected vein, which causes the vein to swell and seal shut. Your circulatory system routes blood to other veins in your hand. The treated vein eventually breaks apart; nearby tissue slowly absorbs the disintegrated vein to leave behind healthy looking skin.
Vein doctors perform sclerotherapy in an outpatient vein clinic – no hospitalization is required. To perform sclerotherapy, a vein doctor injects a chemical agent, known as a sclerosant, into the vein.
The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes. You can go home immediately after the procedure. Most patients can even go back to work or resume their normal activities after hand vein treatment. You may need to wear compression gloves and bandages for a few days following the procedure.
As with all medical procedures, there is a risk for side effects. Mild pigmentation and bruising may occur but usually resolve in a few days.
You will enjoy results from your hand vein treatment in just a few days.