Large veins on the top of the hand may appear similar to bulging varicose veins on the legs, but those on the hand are not truly diseased “varicose” veins. Hand veins are normal veins which simply appear prominent, like those on the top of the feet. They appear especially large when the hand is allowed to rest lower than the heart (down by your side). Either sclerotherapy (injections) or phlebectomy (surgical removal through small incisions) is used to treat unwanted hand veins.

Some physicians worry that elimination of these “dorsal” hand veins takes away an important source for taking blood samples or intravenous lines. However, hand veins make poor choices for these purposes and are not appropriate for emergency use. We do not treat prominent arm veins above the wrist to preserve venous access.

For hand, breast or facial veins we offer a consultation by appointment for $75 to allow time for proper evaluation and to answer any questions you may have.

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Dr. Kanter is retiring on May 31, 2017 and will no longer be accepting new patients after April 28, 2017.