A big problem many older women face is dealing with their veiny hands. Between brown spots, wrinkles and thin skin, prominent veins is just another sign of aging that they have to worry about – and it seems the most daunting to get rid of. This holiday season, why not treat your hands to a new treatment? Let’s talk about foam sclerosis!
Foam sclerotherapy basically eliminates popping veins. While this sounds scary in theory, the reality is that veins that are that prominent simply do not function anymore, so it’s essentially getting rid of dead veins on your hands. After this therapy, the veins are flattened out and your hands will immediately get a facelift.
Why should you consider this kind of treatment? We looked at a recent study by Goldman and his colleagues, where they photoshopped aged hands to remove either brown spots, wrinkles or veins. When they showed the altered and original photos to people, they thought that the hands that looked the youngest were the ones that had their veins removed. Moreover, the study showed that foam sclerotherapy visibly improved the appearance of the hands!
What you need to know
I definitely support foam sclerotherapy into the hands if it is performed by professionals who take an adequate history from you, know how to deal with post-treatment hematoma’s and examine your arm to make sure you have good venous access if needed by other medical professionals. Good luck!
Source: Palm, M. D., Guiha, I. C. and Goldman, M. P. (2010), Foam Sclerotherapy for Reticular Veins and Nontruncal Varicose Veins of the Legs: A Retrospective Review of Outcomes and Adverse Effects. Dermatologic Surgery, 36: 1026–1033.