Hand Veins

What are Hand Veins?

Visible hand veins are normal in most people. When prominent and unsightly, they can transform a beautiful hand into what looks like an old hand. They can be treated with minimally invasive procedures. Sclerotherapy in this particular situation gives excellent results.

Should you remove veins from the hands?

The hand is a reflection of the person’s age. And prominent veins are what it makes a beautiful hand look old. Hand vein injection as done in our office, results in a quick and painless rejuvenation of the hand. The results are dramatic and lasting. Read Testimonials.

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How is it done?

Hand veins can be eliminated both by microphlebectomy and by injection sclerotherapy.

With sclerotherapy, patient will need several sessions over the course of one month, with compression bandages applied after each session. The eventual result will be very good.

With microphlebectomy, the veins are removed through tiny 2 mm incisions. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, it is painless and a excellent result is obtained in one week. A bandage is applied in the hand for two days.

After years of experience in the treatment of hand veins, Dr. Schanzer strongly recommends microphlebectomy, unless the patient is very reluctant to undergo this minimally invasive procedure. If this is the case, he will proceed with sclerotherapy, understanding that the timeframe for this treatment is significantly longer.

Are their any risks involved with the procedure?

The hand has multiple veins, and elimination of the unsightly veins does not affect its function. After the injection or microphlebectomy, there may be some swelling of the dorsum of the hand and tenderness, but these symptoms resolve in a few days.

Available Treatments

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A very effective treatment for veins of the hand is Sclerotherapy. This is an in-office procedure where veins are injected with a solution, using small needles, which causes them to collapse and fade from view.


Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive technique that removes bulging varicose veins through 2 millimeter openings in the skin. This procedure is done in the in the office, under local anesthesia. The hand is wrapped with an elastic bandage for 2 days. Full activity can be resumed after the elastic bandage is removed.

Sclerotherapy or Microphlebectomy?

Both procedures give excellent results. Sclerotherapy is a lesser procedure, but it may require several sessions. Microphlebectomy is done in one single session. Dr. Schanzer will discuss with the patient the pros and cons of each procedure and help the patient decide which one to undergo.

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