Hand Vein Treatment & Therapy in Traverse City & Cadillac, MI

Hand Vein Treatment & Therapy in Traverse City & Cadillac, MI

Hand Vein Treatment Near You

As our skin thins with age, some of the veins and tendons becoming more obvious on the backs of the hands is inevitable. Our production of collagen declines by one additional percentage point every year after we hit the age of 20, so by the time we are in our 50s and above, the declining skin support on the backs of the hands really allows the veins to show. It doesn’t help that they are purple or dark blue because they are carrying deoxygenated blood back to the heart from the hands and fingers. Luckily, hand vein therapy can help turn back the clock on how your hands look!

Northern Michigan Vein Specialists provides the following hand vein treatment:

  • Hand Microphlebectomy
  • Hand Microphlebectomy with Sclerotherapy
  • Sclerotherapy for Hands
Hand Vein Treatment

What Is Microphlebectomy for Hands?

With microphlebectomy, we remove the bugling vein section by section through a series of tiny holes. After numbing the vein(s) and the surrounding tissue, we make a series of tiny punctures down the line of the targeted vein. Your practitioner then goes in with a special hook-like instrument through the tiny holes and pulls out pieces of the vein.

This is repeated until the visible portion of the vein is fully removed. The micro-punctures used are so small that they do not require stitches and show up as just a series of dots for a few weeks before fully vanishing. Patients have no downtime after microphlebectomy. At Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, you’ll find world-class microphlebectomy near you for treating the hands and more!

What Is Sclerotherapy for Hands?

Sclerotherapy is a treatment that involves the injection of a sclerosing agent indicated to treat uncomplicated veins. We inject the medication into the target veins, which causes irritation and scarring of the treated veins, which eventually causes them to close. Your body will then absorb those veins over time and will automatically direct the blood flow to healthy veins. Sclerotherapy is an effective hand vein therapy and can easily minimize the appearance of problematic veins!

Are Microphlebectomy Procedures Painful?

During a microphlebectomy procedure, an anesthetic solution is used. This solution is injected to numb and compress the vein(s) that will be removed. Therefore, there is no pain during the procedure. Post-procedure you may experience mild soreness which can be relieved by taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

Dr. Brian Heeringa

MEET Dr. Brian Heeringa, Board Certified Vein Surgeon

Dr. Heeringa is a Board-Certified General Surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He and his team treat a broad spectrum of venous conditions ranging from spider veins to varicose veins to venous ulcers and everything in between. We also offer DVT risk assessment and can help manage post thrombotic syndrome. Call today to find out how our team can help you!

Are Results from Microphlebectomies Permanent?

Yes, the veins are permanently removed.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

For treating the hands, a microphlebectomy or sclerotherapy procedure usually takes 45 minutes.

Are There Any Restrictions on My Activity?

You will be required to wear a compression hand glove for 1-2 weeks, except while showering. The glove will be provided to you with no extra charges. You will also need a 10-day post-operative visit as a requirement to ensure everything is going according to plan!

Microphlebectomies Permanent

Why Choose NMVS for your Microphlebectomy

NMVS is proud to have a team of highly skilled medical professionals who specialize in microphlebectomy. With years of experience and extensive training in this minimally invasive procedure, we ensure the highest standards of care and precision. Our expertise allows us to provide effective treatments tailored to each patient’s unique condition.

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