Veins in the hands typically become more prominent with age, resulting in our hands showing age faster than any other part of the body. The loss of elasticity and thinning of skin is the primary and most common reason why your hand veins become more and more visible. Rather than an underlying medical problem, it is the natural process of aging that causes your hands to show these bluish or purplish bulging lines.
Additionally, exercise could contribute to hand veins. When exercising, blood pressure increases, which forces blood to pool around the muscles, causing the muscles to swell and engage. Subsequently, the veins are pushed toward the surface of the skin becoming more prominent.
Removing veins that bulge out of the surface of your hands can give you a younger appearance. Superficial veins that are visible through the skin are not medically necessary because deeper veins can adequately perform the job. Small spider veins — the thin, blue-red veins that appear in a network on the surface of the skin — can be treated with a fast, low-risk office procedure that involves injecting a solution into the vein, causing it to collapse and be absorbed into the body. To turn back the clock and maintain a youthful appearance, we close off these veins with sclerotherapy. It is painless, simple and safe procedure. There are more than enough veins deep in the hand to maintain proper blood flow.
After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take up to a month to see the full results. You may experience some temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling or night cramps for a time after the treatment.
When several veins are treated at once, the doctor will start the injections in veins in your hands and move toward your wrist, and larger veins will be treated before smaller ones. If you have many veins to treat, several sclerotherapy procedures may be scheduled over multiple days.