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What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy serves as a remedy for varicose and spider veins, involving the injection of a chemical solution into troublesome veins. This solution induces irritation in the lining of the veins, prompting them to experience fibrosis and ultimately fade away. This process prevents the abnormal veins from refilling with blood. Over the course of a few weeks, the body naturally absorbs the affected vein. It might be necessary to undergo multiple sessions to effectively close the damaged vein. Vein specialists commonly employ treatments like sodium tetradecyl sulfate (marketed as SotradecolTM*) or polidocanol (marketed as AscleraTM*). These treatments can be administered in a doctor’s office without the need for anesthesia.

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The Benefits:

As time progresses, noticeable changes often occur, including the emergence of unsightly bulging veins in the hands. This phenomenon arises as a consequence of the natural decline in skin elasticity and volume. Thankfully, the process of sclerotherapy hand vein treatment has emerged as a remarkably effective solution to counter these signs of aging, reinstating your hands’ former youthful appearance.

Great Basin Vein Specialists now presents an effortlessly swift, pain-free, and exceptionally secure sclerotherapy hand vein treatment that eliminates those bothersome bulges. The transformation to more youthful-looking hands is virtually instantaneous, making your hands a striking feature that exudes youthfulness.

Throughout the sclerotherapy hand vein treatment, a sclerosing solution (polidocanol) is meticulously injected into the prominent hand veins using an exceedingly fine needle. This induces irritation and subsequent collapse of the problematic veins. These veins are subsequently absorbed by your body, redirecting blood flow through healthier vessels. It’s important to note that achieving your desired outcome might necessitate several sessions.

After the procedure, wearing compression gloves for a few days is advised, but you can swiftly resume your regular activities.
For comprehensive insights into how sclerotherapy hand vein treatment can enhance your well-being, arrange an appointment with Great Basin Vein Specialists today.


1. What is sclerotherapy hand vein treatment?

Sclerotherapy hand vein treatment is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at reducing the appearance of bulging veins in the hands. It involves injecting a sclerosing solution (polidocanol) into the problematic veins, causing them to collapse and be absorbed by the body.

2. How does the treatment work?

The sclerosing solution irritates the walls of the targeted veins, prompting them to close off. This leads to the veins being gradually absorbed by the body, while blood reroutes through healthier veins, improving the overall appearance of the hands.

3. Is the treatment painful?

No, the procedure is designed to be virtually painless. The use of a fine needle for injection and the use of the polidocanol solution contribute to minimizing discomfort during the process.

4. How many sessions are usually required for optimal results?

The number of sessions required can vary based on individual factors such as the extent of the issue and the desired outcome. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the best results.

5. Is there any downtime associated with the treatment?

Generally, there is minimal downtime. After the procedure, wearing compression gloves for a few days is recommended. However, you can resume your normal activities almost immediately.

6. Are the results of the treatment immediate?

Yes, to some extent. While you may notice some immediate improvements, it’s important to note that the full results may take a bit of time as the body gradually absorbs the treated veins.

7. Can anyone undergo sclerotherapy hand vein treatment?

It’s best to consult a medical professional to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. They will assess your medical history and individual circumstances to ensure the treatment is appropriate for you.

8. Are there any potential side effects?

Side effects are usually minimal and temporary. You might experience some mild discomfort, bruising, or swelling at the injection site, but these effects generally subside quickly.

9. How long do the results of the treatment last?

The results can be long-lasting, but it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to help prevent the development of new issues. Periodic follow-up sessions might also be recommended to maintain the desired outcome.

10. How can I learn more and schedule an appointment?

To gather more information about how sclerotherapy hand vein treatment can benefit you and to schedule an appointment, reach out to Great Basin Vein Specialists. Their knowledgeable team can provide personalized guidance and answer any further questions you may have.

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Anwar Mack, MD

Double Board Certified Physician