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Hand Veins and Aging

Visible hand veins are a common, natural part of aging. However, that doesn't mean you have to make peace with them. We show off our hands every day, and it's easy to feel embarrassed if you have bulging or unsightly veins. If you're unhappy with how your hands look, you have options for alleviating the problem. 

Vein Institute has multiple locations throughout Avon, Fairfield, Newtown, Westport, and Shelton, Connecticut. Each one is staffed with doctors that can identify hand vein issues, explain what's causing them, and help you find a treatment that works for you. 

Why do my hand veins bulge? 

Changes in your blood pressure and skin elasticity can cause your veins to bulge and become more prominent over time. Bulging hand veins aren't usually a sign of a serious medical problem, so you shouldn't worry over them too much. 

However, they can be a source of self-consciousness over your appearance — even if you have a youthful face, your hands might show your age. That’s why many people seek out various forms of treatment, like sclerotherapy, to make their hands look tighter and younger. 

The connection between age and vein health 

As mentioned above, hand veins are a big indicator of age. That’s because aging is the most common cause of visible, bulging hand veins. As we get older, our skin thins, and we lose volume in our face and hands. This leads to our veins being more obvious. In addition, rising blood pressure can sometimes cause them to bulge.  

While normal, this process can result in unsightly hand veins. However, you have options when it comes to getting rid of them. 

How can I get rid of hand veins? 

There are two primary options when it comes to hand veins. One is purely cosmetic, and the other is a medical procedure. 

Fillers like JUVEDERM® injections can be used to plump up the skin of the hands, which hides the veins and makes your hands look younger. These fillers don't last forever, but you can get them re-administered once the filler has been fully absorbed. 

You can also choose to undergo sclerotherapy. This common vein treatment involves injecting your hands with a medical solution, which scars the affected veins and causes them to collapse and close. The blood is redirected into healthier veins, and the bulges slowly disappear. 

If you're having trouble with hand veins, you can talk to one of our doctors and discuss the details about each treatment. call the location nearest you or schedule an appointment online

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