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Laguna Beach’s Top Dermatologist Reveals How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Hand Veins

“My hands look old and wrinkly.” This is a complaint many men and women have about their hands. When you look at your own set of hands and see a network of raised blue veins, you feel as if they look older than the rest of your appearance. Why do you have those veins in the first place? Aging, along with other factors such as sun exposure and genetics, will make you naturally lose skin elasticity as well as fatty tissue on the backs of your hands. The result is wrinkled, discolored skin which makes superficial veins appear more prominent. And those veins will only get larger and more noticeable as you age. 

Fortunately, there are hand vein treatments that are safe and effective. Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center has been providing cosmetic and medical dermatology services to patients in Laguna Beach, CA and the surrounding areas since 1989. Dr. Glenn Goldberg and Dr. Farah Awadalla remain on the cutting edge of new developments in the field of dermatology while being focused on improving the health and beauty of their patients’ skin. They provide cosmetic dermatology services such as injectables, vein removal, and skin tightening. You can be confident that your skincare needs are being addressed by experts.

Hand Vein Treatments We Offer


Sclerotherapy is one of the most effective procedures for hand vein treatment. It involves small doses of a solution that is injected directly into the unwanted veins using a very fine needle. Called a sclerosant, the solution will irritate the vein causing it to stick together and collapse. Over a period of weeks, the treated veins are naturally absorbed into the body, revealing a smoother, rejuvenated hand appearance.

A treatment session will generally last for 20-30 minutes. While Dr. Goldberg can treat numerous veins in one session, some veins may require more than one treatment. The number of sessions will depend on the number of visible veins that need to be treated. Additional sessions are usually spaced six weeks apart. 

Sclerotherapy is considered a “no downtime” procedure. You can return to your normal activities after your session. However, you may be asked to wear compression gloves or support bandages for several days after your session. You will notice the long-term effects of the procedure immediately, with full results visible within six weeks.

VariLite Laser

VariLite laser is a precisely controlled laser that uses various wavelengths that can be easily customized to meet your skincare needs. This versatility allows Dr. Goldberg to treat a variety of vascular lesions at his Laguna Beach, CA office. Dr. Goldberg will use a pen-like handpiece to direct a beam of laser light to the veins. The laser absorbs targeted lesions or blood vessels, and these unwanted blood vessels are subsequently reabsorbed by the body as it heals, leaving the skin intact.

This is another vein removal procedure that has no downtime. You can immediately resume your normal activities after a session. While each laser treatment will take no more than 30 minutes to complete, the number of sessions will depend on your condition and the size of the area being treated. Dr. Goldberg will design an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs. You will see visible improvement after one to three treatments, and final results for VariLite laser are usually realized within 10-14 days. To learn more about laser vein therapy, visit


Radiesse is the first dermal filler proven to immediately restore volume loss in the back of the hands, helping to reduce the prominence of veins to deliver smooth, natural-looking results that are long-lasting. This targets wrinkles, tendons, and veins that stick out and age your hands. Radiesse dermal filler contains tiny Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel. Using a small needle, it is injected under the skin on the back of the hand to smooth away wrinkles and to plump the skin. Radiesse will add fullness under the skin and will also stimulate your body to create more collagen in the area. After treatment, a gentle hand massage can help to evenly distribute treatment to all affected areas. 

The procedure will take 5-10 minutes. Results are immediate and will last for one year or more. Over time, the gel will be absorbed by the body, leaving behind your own natural collagen and resulting in smoother hands. 

Schedule Your Hand Vein Removal Treatment Today

Would you like to have hands that look as young as you feel? Consult with a board-certified dermatologist to determine which type of treatment will work best for hand vein treatment, hand vein removal, and for restoring the youthful appearance of your hands. To learn more about how you can rejuvenate your hands at Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, contact our Laguna Beach, CA office.


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