There are several causes for prominent veins in the hands and feet. As people age, the skin in those areas gets thinner, and this causes the underlying veins to become more visible. Another cause has to do with inadequate blood circulation, which can actually make the veins themselves larger and can also be due to aging or to health issues. Hormonal changes can also bring about thinner skin and while this doesn’t actually make the veins more prominent, it does make them far more visible.
Regardless of the reason for the prominent veins in your hands and feet, the end result is that you have hands and feet that make you look older. This is a very difficult problem to disguise, as well, since you can’t use cosmetics or clothing to disguise these veins. Certain activities, such as exercise, can actually cause this to become worse.
If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about prominent veins in your hands or feet it’s time to take heart – at the Sutton Place Laser Vein Care center, we have a number of options that can solve your problem.
Those that live in the New York City and tri-state area are in luck if they want fast, safe and incredibly effective treatment for their hand and foot vein problems. Our center offers one of the best ways to relieve prominent hand and foot veins – Endovenous Laser Ablation. This cutting edge procedure is often accomplished in an hour or less and is pain free for some patients and low pain for others. This procedure uses laser heat to close off the prominent vein, thus removing the bulge. The healing rate is quick and complications are very minimal due to the non-invasive nature of the procedure. This outpatient treatment will typically require very little recovery time, and you can enjoy having smooth hands and feet once again.
Another option that is more invasive but works for larger veins is the ambulatory phlebectomy. This treatment consists of actually surgically cutting and removing the varicose vein, so it offers a permanent solution in some cases. While it’s a bit more drastic than some of our non-surgical techniques, it can offer a lot of help for very prominent hand and feet veins.
Visit our website to find out how we can help you look your very best from head to toe. We offer several, customized procedures that can give you smooth looking hands and feet.