Our hands can age more quickly than other areas of the body. As the skin thins and loses elasticity, veins on the backs of the hands become more prominent. These veins may bulge, appear blue or otherwise detract from your appearance. If you are uncomfortable with hand veins, schedule an assessment to learn more about your options.
Causes of Bulging Hand Veins
It’s common for gradual aging to lead to noticeable veins on the hands, but there are other factors that also play a role in exaggerating hand veins:
- Exercise – Exercise causes the blood pressure in arteries to temporarily increase. This forces plasma to pool around muscles and the veins to be pushed toward the skin’s surface. Hand veins are more likely to appear if the individual lifts weights. Years of heavy physical exercise may lead to permanently bulging hand veins.
- Heat – In hot weather, the veins often become enlarged. This is because it is more difficult for venous valves to function properly in heat. Hand veins also become more noticeable in the summertime or in warm climates.
- Vascular disease – Hand veins may bulge due to underlying vascular disease.
Should I Treat My Hand Veins?
If you’ve been unhappy with the appearance of your hands, or are experiencing discomfort from bulging veins, schedule a consultation today to learn more about your options.
Today’s technologies make hand vein treatment accessible and minimally invasive. You can return to work or your daily life right away. The best procedure for your bulging hand veins is likely sclerotherapy. Dr. Muasher will inject a solution into the bulging vein. This solution causes the vein to harden and gradually disappear. This procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and has almost no downtime. Learn more by getting in touch.