As people get older, their skin naturally tends to relax and thin out, making veins in the hand appear larger and more noticeable. In most cases, the veins themselves are still healthy, but many men and women choose to remove swollen veins in their hands for cosmetic reasons, giving the hands a healthier, more youthful look.
Treatments for hand veins are minimally invasive, virtually pain-free, and pose no significant health risk for individuals.
Treatment Options for Hand Veins
There are a number of different treatment options available for the removal of hand veins. While hand vein injection is considered to be the most common form of treatment, phlebectomy is often the most effective treatment method. Both are fast, simple, virtually painless, and can usually be completed in one office visit without anesthetic.
Springboro’s Trusted Treatment Center for Hand Veins
Varicose to Perfect is one of the leading vein treatment centers in the Cincinnati-Dayton area. Our team is led by board-certified physician Dr. Sukir Sinnathamby. Our accredited staff has performed hundreds of successful hand vein treatment procedures – helping men and women of all ages restore the natural beauty and function of their hands.
We take great care in ensuring each patient receives the highest level of pre-treatment and post-procedure care available. To learn how you can benefit from any of our hand vein treatment options, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Hand Vein FAQs
We all have veins in our hands, but when do they become problem veins? Read the answers to some frequently asked questions about hand vein conditions to learn more.
When should I worry about hand veins?
Bigger, bulging hand veins can be completely normal. If you don’t have a lot of fat on your body, your hand veins will be more prominent. Same if you’re older, it’s hot outside, or you have certain genetics. The first sign is just if the look of the hand veins bothers you. But it could be a more severe problem if you’re having pain or problems functioning as well as the bulging appearance.
What happens if I damage a vein in my hand?
A blown vein usually occurs from a needle intending to reach the vein in your hand. Certain medical procedures may require an IV in your hand. Usually, it’s a minor injury. You should avoid using the vein until it heals. However, sometimes, a blown vein can collapse, preventing blood flow. Depending on the vein and its location, this may cause circulation problems in your hands, requiring further treatment.
What can I do about the veins in my hands?
The only way to treat prominent veins in the hands is with surgery. Typically, we use a process called sclerotherapy to minimize the appearance of the veins and make the skin on your hands smoother. This may need to be repeated multiple times to ensure the veins stay smaller.
Is it safe to remove my hand veins?
Yes, we can remove the superficial veins in your hands, and it’s completely safe. The process doesn’t interfere with the blood circulation in your hands. The blood flow gets redirected to deeper veins in your hands so that everything still circulates as it should.
Are veiny hands hereditary?
Yes, genetics can contribute to having veiny hands. Take notice of the hands of other people in your family. By doing this, you can get a good idea of how your veins will develop with age. If you have veiny hands due to genetics, there’s usually no functional problem. However, you can still undergo a procedure to remove the problem veins if you don’t like the cosmetic appearance.
What are vein conditions that impact the hands?
When you have vein disease in the hands, you have circulation problems and aren’t getting the proper blood flow. If you have trauma to a particular vein, it can swell. You may also experience inflammation and other problems with a blood clot in the area.