Hand Veins: True varicose veins on the hand caused by a serious underlying health problem are rare. They may be caused by an obstruction of the deep veins of the arm, for example by a deep vein thrombosis or by compression of the deep veins by a cervical rib (an extra rib in the neck) but in the vast majority of cases, the arm and hand veins function normally and they look prominent because the person has a very low body fat, or because the structures that support the hand veins have become very thin.
The appearance can be very distressing. This lady in her 30’s felt that her hand veins made her look much older than she actually was. They have a bony appearance with big bulging hand veins and prominent tendons. She was extremely embarrassed and couldn’t enjoy short-sleeved clothes even in summer and she was continually hiding her hand veins and arms. Fortunately, this is something that can be successfully treated. At the Veincare Centre we use a combination of treatments that we call “Hand Rejuvenation”.
It’s a combination of sclerotherapy and collagen stimulation that we have developed ourselves. The sclerotherapy method we use is designed to shrink the veins rather than close them completely – after all we need veins to carry blood away from the hands and arms back to the heart. The sclerotherapy method we use at the VeinCare Centre shrinks the veins and makes them return to a more normal size. Unlike other forms of sclerotherapy, compressions gloves or bandages are not needed. At the same time, we use collagen stimulator injections under the skin to restore volume to the back of the hand. The result is more youthful looking hands.
This lady took all the photographs shown in this post and the video herself and she was so pleased, she sent them to the clinic and gave us permission to publish them anonymously.
The patient is a healthcare professional and this is what she had to say:
” I felt embarrassed about my unsightly and prominent hand veins, I felt they were unattractive and ageing. I carefully researched treatment options and found Dr Gajraj’s clinic – I was impressed by the technique he uses to reduce and shrink the veins but not fully destroy them. I received first-class care from initial consultation to aftercare. I feel that this procedure has changed my life – I feel much more confident socially and at work. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this procedure and this clinic. Thank you Dr Gajraj ”
If you would like more information about our Hand Rejuvenation Treatment, give us a call on 01935 873951 or use the contact form.