Wondering what are the main causes of hand veins and what are the available treatments? The skin on one’s hands can age faster than other parts of the body. This means prominent hand veins can make you look “old” or older than you actually are due to bulging veins, loss of tissue, and age spots. Fortunately, for most people, visible hand veins are a cosmetic issue and have treatable solutions available. The San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center has evaluation procedures and treatments for hand veins.
Hand veins can prominently appear on the backside of one’s hand as bulging, twisted blue veins. Under normal circumstances, hand veins should be merely visible but not be painful. If hand veins are accompanied by skin discoloration, swelling, abnormal pains, and bruises or wounds that do not seem to heal, please see a doctor or other medical professional.
Causes of Visible Hand Veins
One of the most common reasons for protruding hand veins occurring is the natural reduction of skin elasticity and vein wall elasticity as one ages over time. Another unavoidable cause is one’s genetic history, which means if your family has a history of prominent veins you likely will have visible veins as well. Some other causes are diminishing tissue water content, skin collagen loss, exercise, and hot weather are all key contributing factors that can lead to bulging hand veins.
Vein Treatment for Hands
Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh and our team of vein treatment specialists take the time to diagnose, evaluate, and review each vein case before beginning vein treatments. A patient’s medical history, diet, lifestyle, and more are all taken into account to help our center provide personalized healthcare and treatments for hand veins, spider veins, and varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular hand vein treatments our center offers that remove bulging hand veins. This painless and safe injectable sclerotherapy procedure causes the problem veins to close and eventually fade from view in very few sessions.
Another option for certain hand vein treatments is Endovenous Thermal Ablation. This minimally invasive therapy is often used for smaller problem veins. Endovenous Thermal Abulation is a laser procedure also known as Radiofrequency Abulation because it closes off a bulging faulty vein through the heat energy of amplified light or radio waves.
At San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center, we have the technology and expertise to evaluate and not only treat prominent hand veins but also get the noticeable results our patients seek. Contact us to schedule a consultation and to learn more information about which vein treatment is right for your health needs.