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Perhaps you are uncomfortable with the appearance of swollen veins in your hands. Or you may be worried that it is a sign of a medical problem.
For most people, swelling of the varicose veins in the hands is a normal and cosmetic problem, and the spider veins in the arms and hands function normally. For very few people, venous swelling is a symptom of a bigger problem. Learn what may be causing the swelling of the veins in your hands and the treatment options available.
Prominent hand superficial veins are healthy veins that return blood flow to the heart, but they can swell with age and stick out to the back of the hand due to three factors:
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is a cosmetic varicose vein treatments frequently requested by patients. This treatment option is a quick and permanent way to deal with the causes of veins in the hands. A vein that has previously dilated and caused a rupture or bulge that is currently being addressed. Hand vein treatment with sclerotherapy works by closing the diseased vein and absorbing it into the body.
Surgical stripping involves a treatment in hospital under general anaesthesia to surgically remove varicose veins via incisions. It is more invasive and has a longer recovery time.
But this is done by a small injection that injecting varicose veins. Hand veins are treated with “minimal discomfort sclerotherapy” in 15-20 minute steps. After the injection, you need to wear compression gloves for 12 hours because of the injection site, and you can return to normal activity immediately, except for strenuous exercise (gym) that you can resume the next day.
You may need to receive 1-3 treatments for best results. After treatment, you need to make sure that there is no trapped blood pool.
Obstruction of the varicose veins or spider veins in the hand is a safe procedure. Black and blue are minimised for 24 hours after treatment, with occasional slight swelling. Sclerotherapy treatment is ethical and gold standard for hand vein treatment. In rare cases, a mini-venous resection can be used. The results are excellent and long-term results are obtained.
Endovenous laser ablation and ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGS) can be used to treat larger varicose veins – which avoids the necessity for any surgery of large varicose veins or any small spider veins.
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All you need to know about Hand veins
There are several reasons why patients should choose Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors for their Hand veins treatment needs. First and foremost, the doctors at Skin Club are highly experienced and qualified in this field of medicine. They have performed countless successful Hand veins treatments and have a deep understanding of ethical techniques and treatments for each individual case.
In addition, Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors offer a wide range of high quality Hand veins treatments that are safe and perfectly suited to each patient. No two patients are alike, and the doctors at Skin Club take this into account when tailoring a treatment plan. They will work with you to ensure that you receive ethical possible care and treatment for your specific case.
The treatment of varicose veins is usually done by a doctor. It is a simple procedure that is usually quick and minimal discomfort. The doctor will inject a solution into the veins that will cause them to collapse. This will cause the blood to flow more smoothly and the veins to become less visible.
Sclerotherapy is usually done in a doctor’s chamber and does not require anaesthesia. It usually takes less than an hour to complete.
For the effective treatment of ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, most patients have to lie on their back with their legs raised slightly. After cleaning the area of untreated varicose veins with alcohol, the doctor slowly inserts the solution into the appropriate vein using a fine needle for further treatment.
The solution, usually in the form of a liquid, works by stimulating the inner vein wall, inflating them and blocking blood flow. Some solutions contain a local anaesthetic called lidocaine. Eventually, the spider veins will become scar tissue and disappear. Sometimes a foam version of the solution may be used, particularly when a larger vein is involved. Foam tends to cover more surface area than liquid.
Some people experience minor stinging or cramps when the needle prick is inserted into the vein. If you have a lot of pain, tell your doctor. Pain may occur if the solution leaks from the vein into surrounding tissue.
Once the needle is withdrawn, your doctor applies compression and massages the area to keep blood flow out of the treated varicose veins and disperse the solution. A compression pad may be taped onto the surrounding skin deep veins to keep the area compressed while your doctor moves on to the next spider veins.
The initial consultation at Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors is complementary. During the consultation, your skin and suitability for the treatment will be assessed and you can ask anything. You will receive an individual price quote for your procedure.
Sclerotherapy is not very painful, but you may feel a slight sting when the needle enters your skin. The injection itself takes only a few seconds.
Support compression stocking or compression wraps should be worn for 3-7 days to compress the treated blood vessels for blood trapping. If your doctor prescribes strong compression stockings, compression stockings purchased from a department store may not work.
Follow these guidelines for 48 hours after the procedure.
Avoid anti-inflammatory medication like aspirin, ibuprofen and others . Acetaminophen can be taken if needed to relieve pain.
Do not take a hot bath or sit in a bathtub or sauna. You can take a shower, but the water must be colder than usual.
Wash the injection sites with mild soap and lukewarm water.
Do not apply warm compresses or any form of heat to the treatment area.
Do not expose yourself to direct sunlight.
There are minimal risks associated with Sclerotherapy. The most common complication is bruising, which typically resolves within a few days. There is also a small risk of developing blood clots, which can be serious.
Small blood trapped may form at the treatment site. They may appear days or weeks after sclerotherapy, but should disappear within a few months. They usually do not require further treatment.
Minor rashes required to infused chemicals can occur at the time of infusion and are rarely serious. Symptoms include mildly itchy and swelling, nerve damage.
When allergic reactions occur, a different solution can be used for subsequent treatments. Fainting, nausea, vomiting and headache are generally stress or anxiety related reactions
A temporary numbness of the calf may occur after injections into the saphenous veins below the knee due to nerve irritation.
There are many benefits of having a treatment of Spider veins. Some of these benefits include: -Reducing the appearance of unsightly veins -Improving circulation -Relieving pain and discomfort -Preventing the development of more serious health problems
Most patients report excellent results (results vary from person to person and in some cases they may not be). after a single treatment session. Recovery time is minimal, and patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. Your doctor will advise you to avoid strenuous exercise for two weeks after surgery.
Also, during this time, the treatment area should not be exposed to the sun. Inflammation caused by injections and exposure to sunlight can cause black spots on the skin, especially if the skin is already dark.
Most patients see the final result of the treatment within 4 to 6 weeks. However, it may take up to 12 weeks for the full effect to be seen.
How long will sclerotherapy last?
The spider veins that respond to treatment usually do not return, but new veins can develop during the laser therapy.
Your doctor may schedule a follow-up about a month after the procedure to determine how well the procedure is working and whether a session is needed. The results of sclerotherapy usually last for several months. In some cases, the results may be long lasting
This will depend on the individual and the severity of their condition. However, most patients see a noticeable difference after just one or two sessions.
There are many reasons why the hand veins might bulge. It could be due to genetics, age, or even pregnancy. If the bulging is due to age, then the skin around the veins gets thinner and weaker over time, which causes the veins to become more pronounced. If the bulging is due to pregnancy, it’s because the increased blood volume in the body causes the veins to become more dilated.
If left untreated, spider veins can worsen over time. They may become larger and more visible, and can cause pain and discomfort. In some cases, spider veins can lead to more serious health problems, such as blood clots. If you’re concerned about spider veins, be sure to talk to your doctor. They can help you develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Though you may return to normal activities, there may be some discomfort and bruising along the vein, which typically dissolves in 1-2 weeks. Exercising can be resumed in 7-10 days. You should also avoid heavy lifting so as not to stress and reopen the vein. Varicose vein treatment contracts the vein, so you may feel tightness or pulling along the vein and inflammation is common.
Some amount of swelling should be expected after sclerotherapy since the procedure requires breaking the skin with a needle to inject a solution into the targeted vein. The swelling should decrease soon after treatment and be gone within two weeks.
Sclerotherapy can be used to treat many different types of veins, including:
Sclerotherapy can be used to treat a number of different areas on the body, including the legs, arms, chest, back, and abdomen. The best way to determine if sclerotherapy is right for you is to consult with a skin doctor who can assess your individual needs.
Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for hand veins. The procedure involves injecting a solution into the veins, which causes them to collapse and disappear. There is no risk of serious side effects, and the results are usually very good.
The results of the treatment will depend on the individual case, but typically, the veins will begin to fade within a few days to a week. For more stubborn cases, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired results. However, patients can be assured that our team of experts will work diligently to help them achieve the beautiful, vein-free hands they desire.
After Sclerotherapy treatment, patients are advised to avoid sun exposure and to wear compression stockings for two to three days. Compression stockings help to reduce swelling and discomfort. Patients may also experience some bruising, which should resolve within a week or two.
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After every procedure, our cosmetic doctors will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for post-treatment care. Aftercare is crucial to the health and safety of each patient as well as determining ethical outcome of your results.