Prominent veins that appear on arms and hands often do not indicate any major health issue, but many women find them unsightly and are self-conscious about the way their hands look.
In principle, any of the techniques used for leg vein treatment can also be used for treating veins that protrude on hands and arms. The choice depends on the size of the vein and its location. However, Sclerotherapy by far is the most common technique used for reducing these veins.
ARMS BEFORE AND AFTER SCLEROTHERAPY FOR VEIN REDUCTION
Hand veins can also be hidden with dermal fillers instead of their reduction. Note that not all superficial hand and arm veins could be removed. Dr. Dishakjian, the cosmetic surgeon of the Center, who is also an expert vein specialist, will always leave at least a few hand veins untouched for IV access, in case you may need hospitalization and surgery.
During hand vein Sclerotherapy session, Dr. Dishakjian injects a sclerosing solution into the vein through a tiny needle. A typical hand and arm vein treatment session may last for 15 to 20 minutes and consists of multiple injections.
You will leave the office with a small cotton compression bandage on your hand, which you can remove after a few hours and resume your normal lifestyle. Most hand veins disappear after only one treatment, the larger veins on the forearm may need several sessions 6 weeks apart.
Bruising and pigmentation with hand vein Sclerotherapy are very rare and short term if it occurs. So far, none of Nu Vela’s patients has ever had any significant complication. All patients need to come back for re-evaluation.
HAND AND ARM VEINS TREATED WITH SCLEROTHERAPY
Perhaps, it should be mentioned that Nu Vela, is one of the most reputable vein centers in Los Angeles and Southern California in general. You may read the many online reviews of our happy clientele by visiting review sites, such as Yelp.