Hand and Facial Veins

What are Hand and Facial Veins?

Bulging veins on the back of our hands develop as we age. The elastic fibers in vein walls lose their elasticity due to constant motion and use, causing the veins to dilate.  Most dilated hand veins do not signify any serious vascular condition but can be troublesome from injury leading to bleeding and pain.  Along with our faces, our hands are almost always visible. Therefore, signs of aging in these areas are embarrassing to some.

          Facial veins are dilated blood vessels found on the nose, cheeks, chin and around the eyes.  Blood vessel dilation is due to the weakening of the elastic fibers in the walls of the blood vessel in these areas. They can occur in both men and women. They are harmless and painless, but some people may find them unsightly.

Hand and facial veins are treated with combination of sclerotherapy and surface laser therapy.  The laser energy is absorbed by the blood, causing the vessels to close down. Over the next several weeks, the body absorbs the unwanted veins and they disappear.