As we age, our skin changes, and this can be especially noticeable on our hands and face. The veins in our hands may become more visible as the skin thins, causing the veins to appear larger and more prominent. While this is a natural part of aging, for some people, it can be unsightly and make them feel self-conscious about their appearance. Similarly, facial spider veins can be caused by medical conditions or prolonged sun exposure. Fortunately, we can help reduce these veins’ appearance using sclerotherapy.
Hand & Face Sclerotherapy
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a safe and minimally invasive procedure that is considered the gold standard for treating veins in the hands and face. During the procedure, we inject a sclerosant solution directly into the problematic veins, causing them to collapse and become less visible. We can perform this quick procedure in the comfort of our office.
How does Sclerotherapy work?
To begin, we apply an alcohol solution to the treatment area, which helps us better see the spider and reticular veins. We then use a tiny needle to inject the sclerosant solution directly into the problematic veins. The solution causes the vein to scar and collapse, which reroutes blood flow to healthier veins. Over time, the collapsed vein is broken down and reabsorbed by your body.
What happens after treatment?
The number of injections required will depend on the size and type of veins being treated. Some veins may require several injections to achieve the desired results. After the procedure, we may apply tape or bandages to the injection points on the hands. However, facial treatments usually require nothing. You can return to your normal activities the same day, although some patients may experience mild bruising or discomfort in the hands. To alleviate these symptoms, we recommend using ice packs and taking anti-inflammatory medication.
Overall, sclerotherapy is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of unsightly veins on your hands and face and help you feel more confident in your appearance. If you want to learn more about sclerotherapy or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.