Hand Vein Treatments
Next to our faces, our hands convey much about our life, loves, and lifestyle. No other area on our body gets more exposure to the elements day in and day out. Our hands serve us well everyday and they will show their toll by the time we get into our forties and sometimes even younger. We can do many things to age as well as possible for our face, neck, and chest - but left neglected, often our hands will give us away!
The prominent appearance of our hand veins as we age is due to loss of fatty and elastic tissue.
Our program uses sclerotherapy or vein injection treatments to shrink the veins over time (4-16 weeks). The procedure is virtually painless and usually requires two treatments spaced about six weeks apart. We use Asclera (polidocanol) which is FDA approved for leg vein treatments. Treating hand veins is purely cosmetic and considered an ‘off label’ use of Asclera. Hand vein treatment is very safe, although the hand veins will not be usable for any medical procedures in the future after treatment. Unlike the leg veins, once the hand veins are thoroughly treated, they often never require additional treatments.
What to Expect After Hand Vein Treatment
Minimal soreness and swelling of the hand.
No limitations of using your hands.
To wear a hand wrap or hand sleeve for three (3) days.
No improvement of the appearance for 2-4 weeks- then slow improvement over 2-4 months.
Rarely a portion of the veins seems to swell during resolution and is drained to speed shrinkage.
Even after dramatic shrinkage of the veins- they are still minimally visible under the skin long term.
No long term pigmentation.
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