Hand Veins Specialist

Goldman Vein Institute -  - Board Certified Vein and Vascular Specialist

Goldman Vein Institute

Board Certified Vein and Vascular Specialists located in Abacoa, Jupiter, FL & Wellington Mall, Wellington, FL

Thanks to sun exposure, the natural aging process of your tissues, and other factors, your hands might look more aged than the rest of your body. At Goldman Vein Institute in Jupiter and Wellington, Florida, board-certified vascular specialists Saluja Varghese-Goldman, MD, RVT, RPVI, Alexander Goldman, MD, RVT, RPVI, and their team treat bulging hand veins and can diagnose underlying conditions contributing to them. For more information about hand vein treatments, call Goldman Vein Institute or book an appointment online today.

Hand Veins Q & A

Why are my hand veins so prominent?

Hand veins are bulging veins that appear on the backsides of your hands as you age. The veins in your hand can start to bulge as you age for several different reasons, including:

  • The loss of structural collagen and elastin in your hands
  • The loss of vein wall elasticity
  • The loss of subcutaneous fat
  • Reduced water content in your tissues

In most cases, hand veins don’t cause any other symptoms like pain or discomfort. However, they can be a sign of a deeper problem for some people beyond their appearance. The Goldman Vein Institute team can evaluate your hand veins and help you decide if you need treatment. 

Which conditions can cause hand veins to bulge?

Hand veins often bulge because of the normal aging process. This can happen faster and more severely if you enjoy spending lots of time in the sun or if you do strength training to stay in shape. However, a few conditions can also contribute to bulging hand veins and may need treatment. They include:

Superficial thrombophlebitis

Superficial thrombophlebitis is vein inflammation near your skin’s surface, resulting from a blood clot. It often happens after a catheter damages a vein.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

DVT is a condition that occurs when you have a blood clot in a deep vein. DVT in your arm can lead to bulging veins in your hands.

Phlebitis

Phlebitis is a term for vein inflammation. It’s often the result of a traumatic injury, infection, or autoimmune reaction.

How does treatment for hand veins work?

After evaluating your hand veins, the team at Goldman Vein Institute can help you decide whether you want to undergo treatment. They can provide treatment for conditions causing your hand veins to bulge or treatments for a cosmetic purpose alone. To reduce the size of your bulging hand veins, they might recommend:

  • Visually guided sclerotherapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Vein stripping and ligation
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy

Treating an underlying condition like phlebitis or DVT might involve medications and other treatments. Once your underlying condition is under control, you may notice that your hand veins look less prominent than they did before treatment. 

To explore your treatment options for bulging or prominent hand veins, call Goldman Vein Institute or book an appointment online today.