Dorsal Vein of the Hand Removal
Prominent hand veins occur most commonly on the top of the hand. They are called dorsal veins of the hand. They are not aesthetically pleasing for most women. Men are not bothered by them usually.
Dorsal veins of the hand occur because with age there is loss of fat and connective tissue covering them and surrounding them therefore they become more visible. The dorsal veins of the hand were always there but with loss of surrounding tissue as occurs with age they become noticeable and prominent. This is very upsetting for many of my patients because it is indeed a visible sign of aging.
Dosral veins of the hand can become even more noticeable by the bluish or purplish hue that they impart.
Thin skin and prominent visible bluish or violet dorsal hand veins are typical of old people.
Dorsal vein of the hand removal is effective and definitive treatment. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed using 2-3 mm incisions over the veins. Once these veins are removed they do not come back. Removing certain ones of these veins does not pose any risk to the patient because there is a great abundance of other veins left intact for proper hand drainage and function.
Dorsal vein hand removal requires therefore great expertise. As a board certified plastic surgeon that has also competed fellowship training in hand and microsurgery I feel uniquely qualified to perform these operations.
Dorsal hand vein removal is a very gratifying operation because it is minimally invasive, outpatient and restores the hands of youth.
Dorsal vein removal from the hands can be performed as an isolated procedure or as part of a total rejuvenation of the hands. The typical combinations of procedures I utilize for hand rejuvenation are the following:
- Dorsal veins of the hands removal
- Fat transfer to the hands
- Radiesse filler injections to the hands
- Wrinkle excision from the dorsum of the hand, the wrist, and the knuckles
- Chemical peels to the hands and wrist
- Bleaching of the hands and wrist