As you age, you will likely see the veins in your hands becoming more noticeable. This is a perfectly normal part of the aging process. However, most people don't like the look of them and want them gone.
What Causes Hand Veins?
As you age, your skin relaxes and thins, which causes your veins to come to the surface and look like they're enlarged. The loss of fat and muscle also makes veins and tendons more prominent.
Fighting Hand Veins
People work hard to maintain their appearance. As we age, we have to work even harder. We eat well and exercise in the hopes of turning back the clock… or at least slowing it down.
But there doesn't seem to be much we can do about these stubborn hand veins. It's just a part of aging, so we might as well except them…or should we?
Treatments for Hand Veins
This tried and tested procedure has been popular since the 1940s. It uses the injection of various fluids directly into problem veins. This produces injury to the vein with resultant closure and scarring. It is most commonly used on veins in the legs.
Most people can have their hand veins treated relatively quickly. They can require anywhere from 1 to 3 weekly treatments.
Sclerotherapy is a very safe procedure with a very low rate of complications. Keep in mind that these veins are healthy and useful. The lab, the emergency room, and the operating room all use these veins for drawing blood and administering fluids and medications. You really should keep them.
If you decide to keep them and still want them to look better, you can use fillers.
Dermal fillers are injected between the tendons to fill the hollows, eliminating that thin emaciated look.
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you with your hand veins today. You can contact us by calling 905.853.3200 or you can click here to book an appointment.