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You Don't Have to Live With Unsightly Hand Veins

Age, genetics, and low body fat can leave you with prominent veins on your hands. If you're tired of feeling self-conscious about them, you no longer have to live with this cosmetic concern. 

Board-certified in phlebology, David T. Jacobs offers sclerotherapy to reduce the appearance of visible hand veins at South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine in Rockville Centre, New York.

Read on to learn more about sclerotherapy and how it can help you say goodbye to unsightly hand veins.

Learn more about sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that targets and eliminates visible veins. During the procedure, a sclerosing agent is injected into your problematic veins. The sclerosing solution irritates your vein walls, which causes them to close. Your body eventually resorbs those veins, and your blood is rerouted to other, healthier veins.

In addition to treating hand veins, sclerotherapy can treat varicose veins on your legs.

How foam sclerotherapy helps treat bulging veins

When it comes to hand veins, Dr. Jacobs often uses foamed sotradecol as the sclerosing agent. Unlike traditional sclerotherapy, which uses a saline solution, foam sclerotherapy involves mixing medical-grade oxygen with the sclerosing solution and injecting that directly into your veins. 

Foam sclerotherapy is a safe and effective method. The microscopic oxygen bubbles are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.

5 reasons to consider foam sclerotherapy 

The takeaway here is that you’re not stuck with visible hand veins. Here are five reasons to consider foam sclerotherapy.

1. Effective results 

Foam sclerotherapy doesn’t just mask the problem. It treats bulging veins at the source. It effectively diminishes the appearance of hand veins while giving you smoother, more youthful-looking hands.

2. Minimal discomfort

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment, so you won’t have to worry about incisions or vein removal. Most people report minimal discomfort during and after foam sclerotherapy.

Our South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine team provides you with your specific after-care instructions, which may include compression garments (to keep pressure on your treated veins) and guidance on over-the-counter pain medication. It’s also essential to avoid sun exposure on treated areas. 

3. Quick results

Shortly after treatment, you'll notice a visible reduction in the appearance of hand veins. However, as time passes and your body starts to resorb the problematic veins, you’ll notice even more improvement.

4. Safe and reliable

Foam sclerotherapy is a safe and reliable procedure. Dr. Jacobs is board-certified in phlebology (vein medicine) and is a published specialist in this field, so you can rest assured that your hands are in expert care.

5. Improved self-esteem

Treating bulging veins can boost your confidence and restore a more youthful appearance to your hands. 

Why treatment matters

Boosted confidence and revitalized hands are just the aesthetic improvements.

For some people, hand veins can indicate a bigger problem, such as venous insufficiency, phlebitis, or varicose veins. When you come to South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Jacobs can rule out any of these conditions that may be contributing to visible hand veins. 

During your appointment, Dr. Jacobs reviews your aesthetic goals, examines your hands, and analyzes your veins using ultrasound imaging on our tablet-based system. This ensures that your treatment plan also takes into account any underlying vascular issues that contribute to your bulging veins.

For healthier veins and beautiful hands, call our Rockville Centre, New York, office at 516-865-1234 or click here to request your hand vein consultation.

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