I have very small protruding veins in my hands. They look 20 years older than I am. When in the hospital, nurses searched for veins as they are very small. When my late husband and I lived in Mazatlan I wanted to donate blood, we are same blood type but the doctor said my veins were too small. I told h to go to my feet, anywhere. What can I do for blue veins that are everywhere on my hands and very obvious. It's embarrassing.
Help for hand - I am 64 but that really doesn't have much to do with my hands. (photos)
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Hand veins and microphlebectomy
Radiesse will soften the look and "hide" most of these veins.
Best treatment option would be microphlebectomy. It is tedious work with much attention to detail and therefore takes about 4 hours to treat effectively. As such, it will cost $2000 per hand. Additional "touch up" procedures cost an additional $1000.
Looking at your photos and the size and pressure in your hand veins, I think you would be a good candidate for hand sclerotherapy.
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As we mature, we lose soft tissue volume in the face and hands. The veins you see were always there, but look more prominent now because there is less tissue surrounding them. They can be treated with sclerotherapy (injections of a medication into the vein to remove it), but you run the risk of staining of the skin, or cord formation where the vein is (scar). A better option is treatment with a filler (Radiesse is approved for this area) to replace lost volume and fill in around the veins to give the hands a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Bulging Hand Vein Removal
Cosmetically disturbing hand veins are easily and permanently eliminated in 1-2 visits using painless Foam Sclerotherapy but few practitioners perform it.Many use fillers to hide hand veins but this requires repeated injections every few months which can be costly.
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