Hand Veins Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group -  - Vein Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group

Vein Specialist located in Beverly Grove & Santa Monica, Los Angeles, & Glendale, CA

Prominent hand veins can make your hands look aged, thin, or bony, even if there is no underlying health concern. At Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group, serving Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area from office locations in Beverly Grove, Santa Monica, and Glendale, California, the vascular experts treat hand veins using advanced therapies like ambulatory phlebectomy and sclerotherapy. To schedule your hand vein evaluation, call one of the Los Angeles area offices or book an appointment online today.

Hand Veins Q & A

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What are hand veins?

Like every other area of your body, your hands have veins that carry blood toward your heart after it travels, oxygenated, through the arteries. As you get older, the veins in your hands can become visibly prominent or bulging. 

Fortunately, prominent or bulging hand veins are only a cosmetic issue in most cases and seldom a health concern. However, treatments are available to minimize them if you’re not happy with how they affect your appearance. 

Rarely, bulging hand veins can signify an underlying condition that needs addressing. Once the Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group team determines the cause of your prominent hand veins, they can recommend a suitable treatment. 

What causes bulging hand veins?

The veins in your hands can bulge for various reasons. Sometimes hand veins bulge out temporarily because of a behavior or something in your environment. In other cases, they can linger because of an underlying condition or dysfunction of the veins. 

You might experience bulging hand veins because of:

  • A lack of fat in your hands
  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Elevated blood pressure after exercise
  • Hot weather and temperatures
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis (vein inflammation from a blood clot)
  • Phlebitis (vein inflammation from an infection, autoimmune disease, or trauma)
  • Varicose veins

If you’re concerned about your bulging hand veins for cosmetic or medical reasons, schedule an appointment with Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group. While performing an evaluation, the team asks about your medical history and other symptoms besides the appearance of the veins.  

What are my treatment options for hand veins?

If the veins in your hands are bulging due to an underlying medical condition like a blood clot or infection, treating that condition is the best way to reduce the swelling in the veins.

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group also offers treatments for the veins that fix the cosmetic issue alone. After an evaluation, the team may recommend:

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is an injection of a sclerosant, which is a chemical that closes targeted veins. Blood flow then redirects through other healthy veins in the area.

Ambulatory phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is the removal of a vein through small incisions in the skin over it. 

Vein stripping and ligation

Vein stripping and ligation is a treatment for large and prominent veins. The team ties off the vein to seal it and prevent blood from flowing through it. 

Call the nearest office or book online today to schedule your appointment for hand veins at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group.