LOS ANGELES (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Hands are often a dead giveaway to age, but most procedures to get rid of them are temporary and the end result less than perfect. A vascular surgeon in California is using an in-office technique that’s permanent and painless.
Fillers or fat disguise the veins but don't eliminate them.
Alyse Aratoon didn’t like one specific aspect of getting older.
Aratoon told Ivanhoe, “I noticed that my hands were aging at a much faster rate than the rest of me. I had these big, bulgy hand veins that were just not pretty at all.”
She researched her options and chose the RejuvaHands procedure by vascular surgeon Gabriel Goren, MD, in Encino, California near Los Angeles.
Dr. Goren explained, “It’s easy done, local anesthesia, office setting, no convalescence. You drive away from here. Your fingers are moving.”
Dr. Goren marks the veins and uses these tools, which have hooks on the ends, to remove them through tiny holes. The procedure takes two to three hours.
Dr. Goren detailed, “I will individually tease out the veins that come out in segments. No stitches applied.”
Patients’ hands are bandaged, but they can drive themselves home.
Aratoon said that she is “Very satisfied. I work out four to five times a week, and the veins are still gone.”
Dr. Goren developed RejuvaHands from a procedure called hook phlebectomy, or removing veins from legs. He said bruising and swelling are the only side effects, and they go away quickly. The procedure costs about $3,000.
Contributors to this news report include: Wendy Chioji, Field Producer; Roque Correa, Editor; Rusty Reed, Videographer.