You can tell someone’s age by their hands. While facelifts, fillers and Botox have brought a fountain of youth to people’s faces, large bulging hand veins can still give away your age. Hand veins become more prominent as we age due to fat loss on the back of the hand, exposing hand veins that were there all along. Women seeking hand vein treatment and hand vein removal have been told, for years, that there were no good options for them other than standard hand rejuvenation. Hand rejuvenation is one of the newest frontiers in aesthetic medicine and, while one solution for hand rejuvenation is to inject fillers into the back of the hand, this requires regular re-application and may not be the right solution for all patients. Injecting fillers into the back of the hand can temporarily replace some of the lost volume in the back of the hand in an attempt to conceal bulging hand veins, but it may not be the right solution for everyone.
Other women seeking hand vein removal or hand vein treatment have been told they should have sclerotherapy. While injecting hand veins in order to make them smaller might work for some small hand veins, it typically requires multiple visits with a program of multiple injections and then multiple needle aspirations to remove the blood that is invariably trapped in these veins as they collapse. In some patients, injecting the hand veins with sclerotherapy for hand vein treatment results in as many as 6 visits with multiple repeat injections followed by multiple attempts to remove blood from collapsed veins. These extra visits are not only inconvenient, they can be quite costly (with each visit over $500 in many physician offices) and the results take months to reveal themselves. Besides all that, the largest bulging or prominent hand veins may not respond to this hand vein treatment at all, resulting in a complete waste of both time and money.
Dr. Malvehy is a pioneer in an innovative and definitive hand vein treatment using Handscaping™, a form of hand vein removal. Only 5-10 physicians in the United States offer any form of hand vein removal; only Dr. Malvehy offers Handscaping™.
Handscaping™ is the only hand vein treatment of it’s kind. It is performed in the office, takes about 20 minutes for each hand, and offers results that are:
Handscaping™ hand vein removal is performed using local anesthetic and one to two micro-incisions (incisions which are 1 millimeter or less). After administration of local anesthesia with a pinprick in the back of the hand, patients do not feel pain or discomfort during treatment. The offending hand veins are removed in a few minutes and then a bandage is applied.
When the bandage is removed the next day, patients are thrilled to see their bulging veins gone and, in their place, the feminine, youthful hands they knew were there all along.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Malvehy, he will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for Handscaping™ hand vein removal. Treatment to remove hand veins may be performed in the office during the initial consultation.
Handscaping™ hand vein removal requires patients avoid heavy lifting for 5-7 days after but otherwise there are no restrictions.
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“I saw Dr. Malvehy for a second opinion after starting treatment of my hand veins in another office (and wasting $3000!). He fixed what they couldn’t and I couldn’t be happier. I was so self conscious about them and now I love the way they look.”
– Jennifer F.