One of the most obvious signs of aging shows up on our hands. As our skin loses elasticity, the appearance of unattractive and lumpy veins make their way to the surface, making our hands look wrinkled and textured.
In addition to bulging or brightly colored veins, sunspots and wrinkles can contribute to making hands look much older than a person really is.
Thankfully, there is a solution to this pesky problem. One of the most effective forms of vein treatment surgery is called sclerotherapy, and it can drastically reduce the appearance of deeply protruding veins on your hands.
How Does It Work?
Enlarged veins form anywhere on the body when weak valves in the veins are no longer able to pump blood back to the heart. Blood then pools in the areas they cant move from, causing strong discoloration. These are called varicose veins, and when they occur on our hands, they are not typically the cause of any serious health conditions.
Once you schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee at an L.A. Vein Center location, you will discuss which vein treatment options are right for you. The most common for large veins on hands is called sclerotherapy, as we mentioned earlier.
This treatment works by injecting a sclerosant solution into the bulging veins, causing them to collapse. Blood is then redirected to flow through healthier veins, while the affected ones become absorbed back into the body.
Causes of Large Hand Veins
Varicose veins are usually caused by weak valves resulting in the blood becoming trapped in certain areas, but there are other causes besides that. Some people develop enlarged veins due to exercise. Working out can cause the veins to bulge because of increased blood flow, which can become permanent, especially in people who lift weights frequently.
Additionally, if you are very thin or have a low body fat percentage, the lack of fat tissue in your hands can make your veins appear much more visible.
If you have large veins on your hands and you are bothered by them, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee at L.A. Vein Center in Sherman Oaks, CA by calling 818-325-0400.