Having prominent veins on the hands and arms can be very embarrassing issue for some people. They’re not very aesthetically pleasing and they can make you look much older. Getting rid of these embarrassing veins and restoring that youthful look is now easy thanks to the advancements in cosmetic treatments. In fact, based on the level of correction required, there are many different vein removal methods one can undergo to improve the look of the veins and arms.
Sclerotherapy for Hand Veins
Sclerotherapy is one of the oldest procedures known to be effective against varicose veins. It is a simple procedure that also takes very little time to perform. It can be performed as an outpatient procedure and doesn’t require you to stay overnight. Your doctor will inject a sclerosant solution directly into the veins that you want to get rid of.
The salinity of the solution irritates the vein, causing it to swell. Finally, the veins would be absorbed by the body, leaving no trace of the veins externally. It is the unwanted veins that are targeted in this treatment. So when these are eliminated, it would not lead to any side effects.
The circulatory system would compensate for the removed veins by redirecting the blood flow to the other neighboring veins. The results of the treatment can be noticed immediately and continue to improve as the vein gets fully reabsorbed and removed through the body’s natural processes. The treatment can be done both on the hands and on the legs.
Removing Unsightly Veins with Radiesse
Radiesse is a popular type of dermal filler that is used to restore the volume of the hands and thus reduce the occurrence of lines and wrinkles. The appearance of veins become prominent if there is a loss of volume on the hands caused by aging.
By plumping up the skin with Radiesse, you can conceal the appearance of the veins on the hands. Even the tendons and arteries that appear as bulges on the skin besides the protruding veins, can be easily hidden if the volume of the skin on the hands is restored with the help of the Radiesse filler. Thus the treatment can enhance the overall appearance of the hands effectively.
Fat Transfer Methods are Followed to Hide the Appearance of the Veins
Fat transfer or fat grafting is a procedure where fat cells from one region of the body are extracted, processed, and transferred back into the body in a designated area. Fat transfer can be done in order to regain the lost volume. The fat cells that are removed from the patient’s own body would be easily accepted because they aren’t foreign substances. When the volume is added back into the hands, it can help reduce the visibility of the bulging veins.
The Causes of Unsightly Veins on the Hands and Arms
The natural aging process is the primary cause of the appearance of unsightly veins in the hands. This can be the result of genetic factors or simply volume loss. In addition to this, weight loss and some medical conditions can also cause the issue to occur. In rare cases, extreme weather can also be a cause for the sudden appearance of embarrassing hand veins.
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Having protruding veins in the hands and arms can be incredibly embarrassing and make you want to keep them hidden from view. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, it may be time to consider undergoing a treatment that can help remove them from your view. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Raffi Dishakjian to learn more about the treatment today.