Hand vein sclerotherapy is a simple and virtually painless way to have younger looking hands and increase self esteem. Much like what we typically do for leg veins – hand sclerotherapy involves a series of small injections into the prominent veins on the back of the hand. By injecting a few drops of a safe sclerosing solution just under the skin, into the vein, the walls of the vein collapse and the vein is naturally absorbed by the body. The body will then “re-route” blood flow safely through healthy veins. Each session only takes about 30 minutes and is virtually painless. The results are dramatic and long lasting. Although people heal at different rates, you will begin to see a dramatic change in the appearance of your hands almost immediately.
Hands are delicate and only half of a patient’s hand is treated at a time for an easier recovery. You may drive home immediately. You can resume your daily routine, with almost no limitations. Sclerotherapy of the hands is done in two sessions. At the first, one half of the dorsal hand is treated and then the patient returns two to four weeks later to complete treatment on the other half. Comfortable ¾ compression gloves are worn for 2 weeks.