Am I a Good Candidate for a Hand Phlebectomy?
- Posted on: Feb 14 2020
As we age, the veins in our hands become more visible due to fat loss on the back of the hands as well as from thinning skin. Certain medications may also cause veins to become more visible. For some people, hand veins are cosmetically displeasing. A hand phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to minimize hand veins without causing undue bruising, bleeding, or complications.
What Is a Hand Phlebectomy?
A hand phlebectomy is a procedure in which the varicose veins in the hands are removed by making a series of tiny holes. The procedure is performed using local anesthetic. Dr. Heeringa makes a series of tiny punctures down the line of the targeted vein and then uses a special instrument to pull out pieces of the veins through the tiny holes. The holes are so small they do not even require stitches, and the only evidence of the procedure are tiny dots on the back of the hand that disappear within a few weeks. There is no downtime or recovery time required, and no significant limitations on activities after the procedure beyond the first day.
Benefits of Hand Phlebectomy Treatment
Hand phlebectomy treatment is permanent. Once the veins have been removed, they do not come back. New veins may form, but the treatment on the existing vein causes it to collapse and the blood reroutes. In contrast to other techniques, it only takes one visit – a single treatment – for visible and permanent results.
Veins are all we do at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists. This isn’t a sideline for us. We treat the full spectrum of venous diseases from venous ulcers to edema to visible varicosities, all the way to the tiniest spider veins. This is what we do and we do it better than anyone in Northern Michigan. Northern Michigan Vein Specialists proudly provides patients with hand and face vein treatments from Traverse City, Cadillac, Manistee, Big Rapids, Houghton Lake, Salut Ste. Marie and Grayling, MI. Contact us at (231) 946-1488 or fill out a Contact Form here.
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