Bulging veins on the back of our hands develop over time as we age. The elastic fibers in vein walls lose their elasticity, causing the veins to dilate. Also the skin becomes thinner, resulting in veins that show more prominently. Most dilated hand veins do not signify any serious vascular condition; the concern is primarily cosmetic. Along with our faces, our hands are almost always visible. Therefore, signs of aging in these areas are eminently noticeable.

Treatment of hand veins is usually fulfilled using sclerotherapy. Sometimes veins are removed through tiny incisions, with the procedure administered under local anesthesia.