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Hand Sclerotherapy

28 September 2009 No Comment


As women age, sometimes there are large veins that will appear on their hands. These veins can cause the hands to look more masculine or give the appearance of older hands. These veins become unsightly and many women often look for different ways to get rid of them. Hand Sclerotherapy is an effective method that is available to get rid of this problem.

Sclerotherapy of the hands is an effective treatment and it is considered to be just as effective as treating veins found on the legs. It can take either one or two sessions to totally get rid of these veins with the use of sclerotherapy.

The Hand Vein Sclerotherapy Procedure

Hand Vein Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that requires minimal invasion. The procedure is easy to do and there is very little risk and pain associated with it. What happens is that veins in the hands are injected with a sclerosing agent. This is similar to what is done with sclerotherapy of the legs.

The sclerosing agent that is used in the treatment is approved by the FDA for the treatment of problematic veins. In hand sclerotherapy, the sclerosing agent will damage the wall lining of the vein. What then occurs is the vein to become congested and then the vein wall lining becomes destroyed. When it comes to the treatment of the hands, a higher concentration is used compared to what is given in the legs. This is due to the fact that the veins in the hands are much larger and will require a higher dosage of sclerosant if the right results are to occur.

There is no need for anesthetic and a small compression bandage is worn after the treatment. Most people who have the procedure done can go about their regular activities without and restrictions after a few hours. There may be some minor swelling and tenderness, but this should disappear after a couple of days.

The brown staining that is common with sclerotherapy of the legs does not occur in the hands.

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