Visible veins in your hands can make you — and especially your hands — look much older than you feel. For a reliable solution to remove visible hand veins, see Inam Haq, MD, FACS, and Sushil Samant, MD, FACS, FICS, at the Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center. Located in Midland Beach of Staten Island and Borough Park of Brooklyn, New York, the practice’s team of vascular surgeons offers detail-oriented and gentle treatments to remove unwanted hand veins. Schedule a consultation to learn about your treatment options by calling or booking online now.
At Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center, Dr. Haq and Dr. Samant use sclerotherapy to reduce the appearance of visible veins on the hands, giving you younger-looking hands without unsightly bulging veins. The surface veins on your hands are not essential to your circulation, so treating them with sclerotherapy has no negative repercussions to your health.
Sclerotherapy is a type of injection that uses saline and a sclerosing agent to irritate the walls of veins, which eventually leads to their collapse. Once visible veins have collapsed, your body naturally reroutes blood flow to other healthier veins deeper in your hands. When the visible veins are no longer used for blood circulation, your body absorbs them and processes them as waste products.
The doctors always perform a thorough consultation and exam for anyone interested in hand vein removal. They discuss your medical history, overall health, and specific areas on your hands where veins are bothering you — either due to their appearance or simply because they make your hands look older overall.
Based on your evaluation, the team may recommend sclerotherapy or another treatment, such as with a laser, to remove the visible veins in your hands. The type of treatment you receive is based on your overall health, the size of the veins, any medications you’re taking, and your desired outcome.
When you arrive for your sclerotherapy treatment, your doctor first cleans the skin on your hands with antiseptic to prepare for the procedure. Next, your doctor uses a very thin, sterile needle to carefully inject your veins with the sclerosing solution. Multiple injections may be needed, depending on the thickness and length of the veins being treated.
During the procedure, you may feel a mild pinching or pricking sensation as the needle is inserted. The sclerosing solution may also cause mild burning or tingling in the backs of your hands for up to a day. After completing the procedure, which usually takes less than 30 minutes, your doctor applies a bandage or compressive gauze over the injection sites.
You can generally return to your normal activities immediately, though you should avoid excessive hand movements for about 24 hours. Follow-up visits may be recommended if you have multiple visible hand veins that require treatment.
To schedule a consultation for hand vein removal, call or click to book online at Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center.