In this medical video learn about a new procedure that can decrease the appearance of veins and take years off your hands.
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Jennifer Matthews: Working in a busy front office, Jody Seling feels the pressure to look good. Jody Seling: I am the first year of the baby boomers. You know, we want to have that youthful appearance. We don't think we're going to get old. Jennifer Matthews: At age 60, Jody says there's one area that really troubles her. Jody Seling: The rest of my appearance I try to keep up to snuff as much as possible, but I feel like I have my grandmother's hands. Jennifer Matthews: Dermatologist Robert Weiss from Johns Hopkins says many women feel the same. Dr. Robert Weiss: They look in the mirror, and they see their face. And then, they look at their hands and go 'whoa, these are looking 10 to 20 years older than my face. Jennifer Matthews: To give hands a facelift, Doctor Weiss injects a solution called STS into ropy veins. The cells on the vein walls dissolve and become sticky. Dr. Robert Weiss: One side sticks to the other, and it seals it shut, and then the body absorbs it. Jennifer Matthews: The body doesn't need all the veins in the hands, so they will usually stay closed. If the body does need one of the treated veins, it will re-open but will be much smaller than it was before. Dr. Robert Weiss: You can take these big, ropy veins on the back of the hand and with a simple series of one to three injections, get them to go away within two to three months." Jody Seling: Hopefully, now with having this procedure done, I will feel less, I will feel more confident about showing my hands. Jennifer Matthews: Jody's even in the market for a ring to show off her new, much younger-looking hands. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.
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