Many patients ask what’s the best way to hide varicose veins. It’s a natural question, particularly since one of our core services is treating and removing varicose veins and spider veins.
Varicose veins on the legs are common among both sexes. Many women develop them after pregnancy, and both sexes are likely to get them if their careers require a lot of standing: think about kitchen staff, security guards, and ushers.
Even exercise can cause varicose veins! Walking, the best and easiest way to get moving and maintain good vascular health, increases pressure on the lower extremities that can lead to spider and varicose veins on the legs.
Finally, some people inherit their varicose veins from their parents.
Who can blame anyone who wants to know the best way to hide varicose veins?
Sunless Tanning Lotions Can Cover Up Veins on the Legs
Sunless tanning lotion has long been used to achieve a healthy glow without prolonged exposure to the sun. Many makeup specialists have discovered that certain brands also provide an even cover over smaller spider veins and some varicose veins, including those behind the knee.
I have to agree with Khloe Kardashian’s endorsement for Sally Hansen’s Airbrush legs. It’s lightweight, washes off in the shower, but is water resistant. It’s about the same cost as a package of panty hose and a lot more comfortable, particularly in warm weather!
- Be sure to choose a shade that looks natural on you and matches your arms.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after applying because tanning products will stain.
- Make sure it has completely dried before dressing.
How to Hide Varicose Veins With Leg Makeup
Varicose veins are larger than spider veins and usually need more cover than sunless tanning products. This is where leg makeup can help.
Livestrong recommends starting with sunless tanner before applying leg makeup or other body makeup. Use one that matches the tanner. Apply a light layer over the entire part of your body that has the varicose vein(s), blending it upwards. Dab at the edges.
Still See Veins? Apply Leg Makeup
If veins are still visible, Livestrong says, apply concealer over the makeup. Choose one that’s waterproof and slightly lighter in color than the body makeup and use a thin eyeliner brush to apply it over the vein(s). This can also help disguise bulging veins.
Larger, bulging varicose veins are harder to hide. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wearing lightweight trousers, even in hot, humid weather, and you’ll be protected against insect bites as well.
However, veins like these are often quite painful as well as embarrassing. We offer relief with VenaCure EVLT, a laser therapy we provide onsite in our office.
VenaCure EVLT Closes and Removes Varicose Veins
We strongly believe that no one should live in pain or with physical anomalies that bother them. If you’re dealing with one or especially both, it’s time to take care of yourself.
VenaCure EVLT is an endovenous laser therapy treatment that’s the gold standard for treating varicose veins.
- It uses a highly concentrated light beam to precisely target tissue through a tiny entry point in the skin.
- The light beam causes the targeted varicose veins to close and seal.
- Blood automatically reroutes to healthy nearby veins.
This treatment works even on thick, ropey varicose veins and is usually completed inside of one hour.
Contact us today to set up an appointment to learn more about treating varicose or spider veins.