Our hands are one of many parts of the body positioned below the heart, which makes them susceptible to developing enlarged varicose veins. Any position below the heart must work against gravity to move blood upward back to the heart.
The skin on the hands becomes delicate and thin as we age and at Windward Vein we make sure to treat them carefully. Our varicose vein procedures for hand veins is gentle, quick and effective. We know that any indelicate vein treatment can cause spotting, bruising and sensitivity. We take care of your hands and understand that your appearance is important.
Before performing any procedure, we will first conduct preliminary assessments to ensure that there are no blocked veins in the shoulder region, which may be the root cause of varicose veins in the hands. If all is well in the shoulder area, bulging veins in the hands will then be treated using a foam sclerotherapy injection technique. Most patients are happy with this form of treatment as it’s very affordable and allows for the best possible cosmetic results.
Please understand that this procedure usually requires three different sessions. Each session is separated by four weeks and takes about fifteen minutes to complete as it concentrates entirely on treating only one hand at a time. The final session is used to retouch any areas that are still troublesome if they exist.
Perhaps the main drawback of this procedure is the fact that gloves will be required for at least two weeks after each session, however, daily activities can resume right after treatment.