Are you looking for a fast, easy way to get younger-looking hands? Sclerotherapy is a proven hand rejuvenation treatment that can reverse time and make your hands look young again.
What Can Hand Sclerotherapy Do for You?
In your quest to look as young as you feel, you might start to think that your hands are holding you back. Hand tends to age faster than our faces do, and your hands might be making you look older than your years if you have bulging, unsightly veins on them.
Renew and Rejuvenate Your Hands
You may have thought that those vein bulges were just a sign of age that you would have to learn to live with. You may have started hiding your hands or feeling self-conscious about showing them in public.
You may even have stopped activities that you enjoy, like getting manicures. You might have a job that requires you to show your hands frequently, and those big, frustrating veins may be making you feel like you aren’t making a good impression.
With sclerotherapy hands rejuvenation, you no longer have to worry. This simple, painless procedure can reduce and remove those unsightly veins and give your hands a fresh, renewed look.
Best of all, sclerotherapy can do this:
- Without surgery.
- With no downtime or recovery.
- At an affordable cost.
- With no hospital stay or general anesthesia.
- Comfortably and privately in your doctor’s office.
- With a procedure that has been safely used for many years.
What Is Sclerotherapy Hand Rejuvenation?
Sclerotherapy uses a series of tiny injections to shrink veins in your hands. Doctors use it to get rid of the large, bulging veins that often accompany age and give your hands a gnarled look. Sclerotherapy is also the treatment of choice for varicose veins and spider veins on the legs.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy for hands rejuvenation involves an injection of what’s known as a sclerosing solution into your veins. This solution works on the cell walls of the vein, causing the vein to start shrinking.
Over time, the vein begins to disintegrate. Your body harmlessly and naturally absorbs this dissolved vein and eliminates it through natural processes.
Many doctors prefer sclerotherapy to other methods like lasers for surgery or various reasons:
- It is a time-honored procedure that has proven to work in hundreds of studies, unlike lasers and other new methods.
- It is less invasive than surgery.
- In addition to shrinking the target veins, sclerotherapy also targets the “feeder veins” that cause the bulging.
- It provides lasting results.
- Sclerotherapy can also treat varicose veins and spider veins.
What Causes Those Unsightly Veins?
Many factors can cause the veins in your hands to swell up and bulge out. In most cases, it’s not a medical condition that’s at fault.
Age. This is the biggest reason for bulging veins. Over time, as the skin on your hands gets thinner and less elastic, the thick veins in your hands become more visible.
Weight loss. Losing weight can mean losing protective layers of fat on your hands, legs or other areas. Many people notice that after they lose weight, their veins start showing up all over.
Hot weather. Blood vessels tend to be more prominent when the weather turns warm.
Weight training. Athletes, weightlifters and people who regularly engage in strenuous activities often have large, bulging veins. The increase in exercise pumps more blood into the veins. Strenuous exercise also tends to make the veins tougher. The combination leads to a condition that’s common among lifters, professional athletes, and bodybuilders.
Genetics. If large veins “run in your family,” you may find that you’re also experiencing them, which makes you a good candidate for hand rejuvenation.
Hormonal changes. Puberty, menopause and pregnancy are all times when our bodies undergo massive hormonal changes. During those times, there may be excess pressure on your blood vessels. This can lead to veins that look swollen.
Varicose veins. Although they primarily appear on the legs and feet, varicose veins can show up anywhere on your body. If you spend a long time sitting or standing every day, you might be at risk of getting varicose veins.
Blood clots. Blood clots can cause veins to swell. If blood clots on your legs are part of a serious condition called thrombophlebitis, you should consult a doctor about your large veins. Untreated, this condition can lead to dangerous embolisms.
With sclerotherapy hand rejuvenation, you can address bulging veins on your hands caused by age, hormonal changes, exercise , varicose veins, and genetics.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
- It is a proven, FDA-approved treatment.
- Your insurance coverage might cover the treatment if your bulging veins are related to a medical condition.
- You can have it done right in your doctor’s office.
- It makes hands look years younger.
- It increases your overall well-being.
Sclerotherapy Is Backed by Research
Several clinical studies have found that sclerotherapy works to reduce overly large, protruding veins. Doctors have been experimenting with various forms of this treatment since the 1600s. It was first used successfully in the 1970s.
One 1996 study found that it had a 76% success rate. Other studies over the decades have confirmed those findings. It’s no wonder that most clinicians consider sclerotherapy the “gold standard” when it comes to treating large veins and thrombosis.
Can You Prevent Bulging Veins?
There are some steps you can take to prevent bulging veins from forming on your hands. These steps can also help to reduce the way they look. Keep in mind that none of these precautions will actually fix or cure the large veins. Only a focused, medical treatment like sclerotherapy hand rejuvenation can give you a dramatic, lasting solution.
Keep your hands moisturized.
- Keep your hands moisturized. Dry, cracked skin makes large veins more prominent. Use mild soap and use a moisturizing lotion every time your hands get wet.
Shield your hands from the sun.
- Shield your hands from the sun. Always apply sunscreen to keep sun damage from affecting the skin on your hands.
Stretch and exercise your hands.
- Stretch and exercise your hands. Gentle hand and finger exercises will keep blood flow steady to the blood vessels in your hands.
Try a paraffin treatment.
- Try a paraffin treatment. These hand treatments are available in many nail salons and day spas. They’re an inexpensive way to give your hands a luxurious feeling.
Protect your hands.
- Protect your hands. Always wear gloves when you use harsh cleansers or household products. Cut down on your use of hand sanitizers, antibacterial soap, and other harsh products.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will You Need?
You will need a total of four treatment sessions. You will need two sessions for each hand. In most cases, you can spread them out over several weeks. This varies from patient to patient, however, with some patients needing more or less depending on the number of visible veins they need treated. Hand rejuvenation is not one-size-fits-all, which is why you should come in for a consultation with our professionals.
What Is the Sclerotherapy Procedure Like?
Although the procedure is painless and non-invasive, your hands are sensitive to any type of manipulation. That’s why we normally do half of each hand at a time. During the first session, we treat the front of your hand. Two to four weeks later, we treat the back half.
It usually takes a total of four sessions to fully treat both hands. This allows your hands to recover and allows you to continue pursuing your regular work, hobbies and family activities without interruption.
Once both hands are fully treated, you’ll wear special compression gloves for about two weeks. These are fingerless to allow you full freedom of movement while your hands recover.
Hand sclerotherapy is a fast, easy treatment that will have your hands looking their best with minimal downtime or recovery.
- Your treatment session takes about 30 minutes.
- The procedure is painless and requires no anesthesia or downtime.
- You can drive yourself home and carry on with your day.
- You’ll be able to do all your regular activities while you’re getting sclerotherapy treatments.
- Fit sessions in around your work, school or family schedule.
- It’s convenient to have the treatments done right in your doctor’s office.
What Results Can You Expect?
Most people start to see results three weeks after they’ve completed the full treatments for both hands. This is a treatment that involves your body’s natural functions. Your body will continue to make internal changes that will continue showing on your hands.
Some people report that they saw smooth, young-looking hands up to six months after finishing the treatment. You will continue to see improvements with time.
You’ll probably have follow-up appointments to see if you’re making progress and to determine if you need more treatments. In most cases, it’s just a matter of being patient and enjoying the changes you’re seeing.
What Is Foam Sclerotherapy?
You may have heard about a procedure called “foam sclerotherapy.” This is similar to regular sclerotherapy but it uses a sclerosing solution that is thick and foamy.
The thicker, foaming agent stays inside the veins for a longer time. In addition this procedure involves an ultrasound. The ultrasound helps the doctor place the injection more accurately inside the vein. Foam sclerotherapy is also known as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.
Foam sclerotherapy works best on large veins such as those in the legs. It’s great for varicose veins and spider veins, but it isn’t the right treatment for hand rejuvenation.
Learn More about Hand Rejuvenation Sclerotherapy
If you’re ready to have hands that look as young and vital as you feel, you’re ready for the many benefits of hand rejuvenation sclerotherapy. Get rid of those visible veins and rejuvenate your hands at Shaheed Vascular in Mountain View, CA. To learn more or to create your own treatment plan, contact our office today to schedule your consultation!