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How to Get Rid of Veins in Hands

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author image Heather Topham Wood
Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from TCNJ.
How to Get Rid of Veins in Hands
Get younger hands by removing unsightly veins. Photo Credit hands image by Earl Robbins from <a href="http://www.fotolia.com">Fotolia.com</a>

Veins in the hands typically become more prominent with age, so removing veins that bulge out of the surface of your hands can give you a younger appearance. According to the Schulman Vein and Laser Center, superficial veins that are visible through the skin are not medically necessary because deeper veins can adequately perform the job.

Step 1

Receive a referral from your doctor to a vein center. Vein and laser centers have physicians on staff that can recommend different therapies to treat unwanted veins. During your initial consultation, the doctor is likely to examine your hands and recommend a treatment option.

Step 2

Undergo sclerotherapy to remove hand veins. According to the Vein Clinics of America, during this procedure, a sclerosant solution is injected into the veins. You are not given any type of anesthesia while receiving the injections. The sclerosant solution seals off the veins and causes the blood to be redirected to other veins. The sealed-off veins are eventually absorbed into the body.

Step 3

Follow all after-care instructions. For a couple of hours after the injections, you may be instructed to wear a compression bandage. Normal activities can be typically resumed the next day.

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