While sclerotherapy is most commonly used to treat veins on the legs, this procedure can be used to treat veins in other areas of their body as well. Treatment can be very successful for enlarged veins on the backs of the hands, breast and face.
Few patients are aware that unwanted veins in these areas can be treated just as effectively as legs. The hands can be a telltale sign of aging. Over time, as the skin thins and muscle tissue and fat deposits in the hands decreases veins appear larger, making the hands appear aged. Also, a number of women tend to have visible breast veins especially after augmentation. If it’s something that bothers you, unsightly hand or breast veins can easily be treated with sclerotherapy.
Others may have a periorbital vein which can be a large, bulging blue vein near the outer side of the eye area. The skin under the eyes is the most delicate of anywhere in the body. Because it is very thin and prone to damage, it’s very common to develop noticeable veins in this area.
Like the treatment of leg veins, visual sclerotherapy offers a fast, simple way to eliminate unwanted hand, chest and face veins with no significant risks. The treatment is done in the office and requires no anesthesia. It involves the injection of a solution into the vein with a fine needle. The solution causes the veins to slowly collapse over time.
Treating these areas of the body requires special expertise. You want to be sure to go to an experienced phlebologist who performs these procedures on a regular basis. Dr. Leary has been treating hands, breast and face veins for many years with great success. If you have any questions or want to see some of our before/after pictures, contact our office.