I have a problem with huge ugly veins on the top of my hands. Sometimes the veins aren’t so evident, but other times they look horrible. A friend’s husband pointed them out to me once in public and I was so embarrassed. When I am going out, what is a quick fix? I use hand creams and butters everyday throughout the day but, of course, they don’t fix this problem.
Hi Pammy~ my first feeling here and please ck with your Dr., that this is related to your cardio vascular system. You might want to look get your blood pressure checked, start taking brisk walks and look into Andrew Lessman’s products for the heart.
My veins come out more when my heart rate fluctuates.
Actually, protruding veins are as a result of losing collagen in the skin – which takes place when we age. I have them and they have gotten worse the older I get.
Protruding veins are a sign of low body fat. I have some on my arms.
Count it as a blessing you have to good hands to work with and a brain that allows you to work.
Who but God is to say what is beautiful? He has never created something that He does not love. The standards that others set mean nothing.
And from a medical stand point, if you have to give blood or get an IV you have it made.
I am old in age but not in spirit and my hands have very large blue protruding veins, and nice nails. My hands have looked like this since I was young and I never really paid attention to them, I just accepted them, so this is not necessarily an old persons problem.
I have not done this yet, but I just thought to put concealer on, it might make them less noticeable, might tone down the blue, and a little foundation. We makeup our face, why not the top of our hands? Yep, I’m going to try that, next time I go out.
Accept the fact that the veins are there. and if people don’t like looking at them, tell them…
“If you don’t like the way I look….Don’t look at me.”
Thank goodness, I have never complained about getting older and all that goes with it. I’m just glad I got to be this age and looking forward to many more years.
Though my hands are ugly and I am a veiny old woman now, I wouldn’t spend all that money on hand surgery. My tolerance to pain is quite low so no plastic surgery for me either. Plus I see the actors and actresses who have all the money in the world and can afford the very best doctors looking terrible afterwards. It must be harder when you are one of the beautiful people, then you aren’t. I never had that problem 🙂 I won’t even go in for a peel on my problem areas on my face because of the burn Retinol gave me. The memory of that painful experience is still too fresh.
@pamlou I think ur beautiful. Since ur not interested in getting work done on your hands, just take them off ur worry list! I’m sure they will be airing a cream for this in the near future. I will let u know if I come across one. 🙂
@kemiqueen, I am just now seeing this. Thank you very much. You are always so sweet and thoughtful. People need to concentrate more on lifting people up — like you do — instead of pointing out their flaws.
Pamlou I suffer from the same problem. I hate it!!!!!
I am very self conscious of this especially when I see people staring.
Another reason why I hate the warm spring and summer months.
Even when I was younger I remember someone commenting on my hands–never forgot that.
I wanted to cry. Some people can be so thoughtless.
People do not have manners anymore. I am sure that your veins are more visible when it is hot or when you have made an effort like carrying weight. Honestly if you do not have any pain I would not tamper with my blood vessels. If you rude friend does not like them too bad, I think that wrinkles can be beautiful and that we can age with grace. Clarins has a great hand cream, try to avoid the sun and be your happy self!
I know you are looking for a solution but this is a natural part of ageing. As we get older we lose muscle mass and therefor the veins appear to protrude more. My mothers really stuck out and as I age I have notice mine protruding as well. Welcome to my world. Just be thankful you have lived long enough to experience all that comes with ageing. ☺
PAMLOU I HAD LEG VEINS TREATED BY A VASCULAR SURGEON . I PAID CASH FOR EACH TREATMEN T THAT I HAD . INSURANCE WOULD NOT COVER IT . YOU MIGHT TRY A VASCULAR SURGEON OR A HAND SURGEON . GOOD LUCK HUGS TO YOU . THEY MAY BE ABLE TO INJECT THE HAND VEINS .
I think your friend’s husband was quite darn rude and very disrespectful in pointing flaws out because he, and all human beings are imperfect.
Human beings age, and that is a true blessing, because many people die young, and never have that blessing of living life and growing old with grace and acceptance..
No one is perfect.
Everyone has some flaws and many do partake in various procedures to minimize the dark hand and leg veins, and that procedure entails plumping the surrounding areas up with needles full of collagen.
Ms. Rivers had performed many types of repairs and surgeries on he face and body, and always had very youthful looking hands even at 81 years of age, thanks to the repeated collagen injections and other numerous repeated surgeries and procedures..
It is expensive, time consuming and quite painful as any needle injection would be, but multiply that by many injections all around the area and you will understand what must be endured all for the sake of maintaining a more youthful appearance, as Ms. Rivers did.
Another option is to wear attractive gloves or just accept the fact that everyone ages and be happy you are not gone from the earth yet and can age.
Some do age naturally, and with more grace than others, and these people do naturally accept what they know will occur, while others prefer to let surgical procedures and injections help mask their problem areas.
We have options and can choose.
In any event good luck to all who undergo all these procedures, and I hope the results are what were promised, because many cosmetic and surgical maintenance errors are unfortunately enacted which can’t be corrected.
I suggest having all procedures enacted in a licensed well known hospital where life support is available just in case, because had Ms. Rivers had her surgery done in a licensed hospital, by medical qualified professionals, she probably would not have suffered unexpected and untimely brain death stemming from a surgery she did not sign legal papers to have performed on her throat, which resulted in a lack of oxygen to the brain resulting in her brain death.
Hey @pamlou – You got me curious. I suspected it was fillers like they use for the face and was
correct. The most popular filler is “Radiesse” and plumps the hands making them youthful again. It probably lasts the same amount of time as they do for the face. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Firstly, your friend’s husband was rude for saying anything at all. Second, I only wish that my veins were easier to see when it comes time for a nurse to draw blood. I must abstain from caffeine and drink a lot of water before my doctor appointments. So that’s an idea, drink more caffeinated beverages.
I thought I would add that I was drinking my coffee on the patio with my husband. I kept my elbows bent and had the same results as holding my arms in the air. My husband laughed at me when he walked in the room and there I sat with arms in the air. LOL, bending my elbows and holding my coffee cup were a lot less conspicuous. He never knows what to expect out of me and can’t believe women worry about things like ugly veins.
Pamlou, I do remember her saying that but as the years went by, she stopped. She DID invest in very expensive gloves similar to surgical gloves that were costumcolored to match her skin. My mom ( a former model and VERY into keeping her looks/youth and a fan of Joan) looked into these gloves. They were a few thousand and that was back in the late 80’s/early 90’s. She was on QVC with Kathy Levine and showed how tight they were (the gloves). My mom passed but ONLY because she didn’t have veins popping out.
Joan talked about all her CS so I think she didn’t resort to her hands until much later; then again, maybe she never needed to. I only know she discussed the procedure; don’t know if she actually had it.
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