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Hand Veins

Carolina Vein Institute

Varicose Vein Specialists & Aesthetic Injectors located in Chapel Hill, NC; Raleigh, NC; & Apex, NC

Prominent or discolored hand veins aren’t always a serious health concern, but they can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Fortunately, Ashley Baquero, MD, Luan Tran, MD, and the team at Carolina Vein Institute, which has three locations in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Apex, North Carolina, are experts in using cutting-edge solutions to address bulging hand veins. Call Carolina Vein Institute to find out more or book an appointment online today.

Hand Veins Q & A

Why do I have bulging hand veins?

There are several reasons why you might have bulging hand veins. For instance, it could be a lack of body fat that’s making your veins look more prominent. Doing a lot of exercise — particularly strength training — can cause your veins to bulge, or you might have a genetic predisposition to bulging hand veins.

Venous problems can also lead to bulging hand veins. This type of problem can come in several forms, but the one most likely to cause chronic hand vein issues is varicose veins. 

These prominent, swollen veins typically develop on your legs but can come up elsewhere, including your hands.

Getting older can also cause bulging hand veins. For one thing, skin and tissues get thinner over time, making veins look more prominent. For another, the weakening valves that might eventually cause varicose veins could be allowing blood to gather, causing your veins to bulge consequently.

Do I need to worry if I have bulging hand veins?

In most cases, bulging hand veins aren’t due to serious health problems and aren’t a cause for concern. There is a possibility that in some instances, there might be a more serious reason like a vascular disorder or heart problem that causes bulging veins, but for the most part, they’re harmless.

The main problem with bulging hand veins is that they’re unsightly, and you might feel self-conscious about the way your hands look. This can affect your well-being and deplete your confidence because your hands are so often in view.

Fortunately, your Carolina Vein Institute provider has some highly effective treatment options available to resolve bulging hand veins.

How are bulging hand veins treated?

At Carolina Vein Institute, treatment for bulging hand veins typically involves sclerotherapy. During sclerotherapy, your provider injects a liquid or foam solution known as a sclerosant into the unwanted veins.

Sclerotherapy causes the problem veins to close down, preventing blood from going through them. The blood finds healthy veins to flow through, and the problem veins fade away. Eventually, your body absorbs them completely, and they disappear.

If you’d like to get rid of bulging or unsightly hand veins, the professionals at Carolina Vein Institute can help. Call the office or book an appointment online today.