T.E.L.C. Technique: anti ageing tricks for hands and feet bulging veins.
Dilated veins are not exclusive to the legs. They can develop on other areas of the body, and forearms, hands and feet are common locations.
Prominent veins on your hands and feet not only are unsightly: they are one sign of ageing and can make them look substantially older.
Over the years, the skin gets thinner and loses some of its elasticity and volume. This can result in a more noticeable appearance of lumpy, unattractive veins on the skin’s surface.
These unsightly veins are merely a cosmetic problem: they don’t even have a role in the work of the circulatory system. Those on the surface can be safely removed without causing any significant problem.
Cosmetic Vascular Surgeons are able to turn back the clock on this kind of ageing using minimally invasive techniques carried out on an outpatient basis and under local anesthetic, when required.
Treatment options involved physically removing the veins (microphlebectomy), or injecting them with a sclerosant agent (sclerotherapy). Although the success rates are generally good they can take some time to achieve and, with sclerotherapy, several sessions maybe required.
Endovenous laser ablation therapy (T.E.L.C. Technique) can greatly enhance the success rate for treating unattractive forearm, hand and foot veins, either in isolation or in conjunction with microphlebectomy and/or sclerotherapy.
T.E.L.C. Technique (Transilluminated Endovenous Laser Coagulation) for veins in the arm, hand and foot is the most up-to-date technology for this purpose, so there are very few clinicians offering this procedure.
A catheter is inserted into the troublesome vein and a very tiny laser fibre is passed through, delivering short bursts of energy that heat up the vein and seal it closed. The laser is slowly pulled along the vein, allowing the entire length of the vein to be closed. Blood no longer pumps through it and so it disappears. The procedure, carried out under local anesthetic, typically takes less than 1 hour. Right afterwards you can resume your normal activities.
In the first weeks following treatment, elastic compression is applied on the treated areas to minimise bruising and minor swelling that might occur.
“I‘ve been a pioneer in the use of endovenous laser, introducing this procedure in my practice many years ago, treating lots of Celebrities!”
Dr Giuseppe Serpieri, MD, Cosmetic Vascular Surgeon
Milano – Torino – Roma – London
+39 335 6791027