I have horrible thick veins in my hands. Is there any treatment that can eliminate them?
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Treating aging hands
I always caution people about eliminating there hand veins. It can be done, and I have done it for certain patients. But these are usually normal veins that have become more prominent from fat loss in the hands. The reason I caution is that hand veins are a common source of IV access, and removing them can make getting an IV more challenging if you are a "difficult" stick.The better option is some type of filler. Radiesse is FDA approved for this, and works very well. It is temporary, however, and will need repeat treatments. A longer lasting option is to do fat transfer.Good luck.
Veins in the hands can become visible with volume loss that occurs with aging. These are normal veins that simply show more as the surrounding soft tissue decreases. This can be treated with injection of filler (Radiesse) or fat transfer to give the hands a more youthful appearance.
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Depending on the size of the veins and the experience of the provider, foam sclerotherapy of hand veins can give a very good result.
Hand vein treatment.
Yes there are several options for treatment of hand veins...
Prominent veins on the backs of the hands are a cosmetic concern, particularly for women as they get older. There's an expression that you may have heard: "You can tell a woman's age by the appearance of her hands". Well, that doesn't have to be the case - these veins can be either eliminated or masked in several different ways. If it's just the veins you're trying to get rid of (and not trying to also mask the underlying tendons and build volume on the backs of the hands), options include sclerotherapy (injection of the veins), microphlebectomies (taking out the veins through tiny incisions) and endovenous laser ablation (EVLT). On the other hand (no pun intended!), if you'd like to build volume on the backs of the hands to mask the veins and tendons, you should consider dermal fillers just as Radiesse, Juvederm Ultra Plus or Voluma. Keep in mind that if you treat the veins directly, they will no longer be available for IV access should you get sick one day...so hopefully you have good veins in the forearms or antecubital regions that they can access. The veins will still be available should you choose fillers. The downside to fillers is that they are not permanent and depending on the product you choose will last 1-2 years. Hope that helps!
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