Sunday, October 24

How do I Get Rid of Large Veins on the Back of my Hands?

Varicose VeinsImage by Paul Garland via FlickrI think I need a quick hand job badly...

Since my adolescence I have already noticed large veins sticking out under my skin on the backs of my hands. The rule that anyone can tell one's age from the back of his or her hands is wrong when applied to me. I already had these large veins since high school!

They are as prominent now as they were before. Now I have aged, but I am not thin anymore. Yet, the large veins remain visible. They lose their size when I lift my hands and the blood rush back down my arms. Sometimes, it's fascinating to watch how the back of my hands change in appearance when I lift them up and then put them down in front of me.

I searched around the web for some solutions, but most articles refer to anti aging treatments because they believe these veins only appear as we age. Bollocks! I have had them since I was ten!

Some people had the same problem, but not because of aging. They were too thin or had lost fat on that area because of weight lifting or dieting. All the same, articles and blog posts recommend the same solution: sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy is often recommended by cosmetic surgeons for the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins. A solution is injected into the veins and causes them to collapse. Over time, the blood vessels will shrink and fade from view.

In general, spider veins may begin fading after 3 to 6 weeks and varicose veins after 3 to 4 months, depending on your overall health and hereditary characteristics of your skin when it comes to healing. Expect to receive injections on several places of your skin.

There are some complications that may arise from this treatment because of vein collapse. Some people may experience swelling in some areas of their skin or they may develop an allergic reaction to the sclerosing solution, which may be different from sodium chloride. You must also avoid taking any kind of medication and to refrain from putting on lotion before the procedure.

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