What To Know About Hand And Facial Veins

Aug 15, 2018

What To Know About Hand And Facial Veins

When it comes to your body, most people only associate vein problems with their legs and feet. And although vein conditions like varicose veins are most prevalent on the legs and feet, there are other vein conditions that are present throughout the body. Two areas of the body that people often overlook when they are talking about veins are the hands and face. If you suffer from prominent veins on your hands or face, you are not alone. Let’s delve a little deeper and explore why veins are prominent in some people on their hands and face.

Hand Veins

If you have prominent veins on your hands, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that they usually aren’t painful or indicative of an underlying health issue. The bad news is that they aren’t the most attractive thing to look at. Age is a definite factor in people who suffer from prominent veins in their hands. In fact, women over the age of 40 are more likely to suffer from this condition than any other group. Additionally, factors such as vein disease, exercise, and hot weather can also increase the appearance of veins in your hands.

Facial Veins

It’s embarrassing to look in the mirror and notice that your face resembles that of a tomato more than anything. Facial redness can occur for a variety of reasons, but it’s usually caused by spider veins and broken capillaries.  Age is a huge factor when it comes to facial veins— in fact, men and women over the age of 40 are most likely to get them. Additionally, things such as sun exposure, too much alcohol use, and applying too much pressure to the face are other contributors to facial veins.

If you suffer from prominent hand or facial veins, let Dr. Heeringa at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists help you treat them. To learn more about vein treatment or to schedule an appointment, contact our Traverse City or Cadillac office today and call us at (231) 936-2068.

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