If you suffer from varicose veins you are no doubt familiar with the highly visible bulging veins that can come along with the condition. Though some people are not bothered by the appearance of varicose veins others wish that they were not present. It can be difficult to figure out the best way to hide bulging varicose veins but there are some options available to you. In this article we will give you tips on how to hide your bulging varicose veins to help you feel your best.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are the result of damaged veins that have lost the ability to efficiently send blood back to the heart. The damage causes blood to pool in the vein which then leads to visible and often twisted veins. Varicose veins most commonly occur in the feet. Your likelihood of developing varicose veins depends on many factors including genetics and lifestyle.
In our previous article “Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?” we discussed the variety of negative symptoms that can be associated with varicose veins. Though it is important to be aware of negative symptoms many people will simply find that varicose veins are a nuisance. Though there may be no medical need, many people wish their varicose veins were not visible. Covering or removing varicose veins are both good options for minimizing their appearance.
Our Best Tips
Though they are generally not dangerous, bulging varicose veins can be a challenge to hide. Varicose veins can commonly be covered by clothing. Though in some cases, such as tight and light-coloured clothing like leggings, the bulging veins can be seen through clothes. Other times people wish to wear clothes that will expose the affected area but want to lessen the appearance of veins. Below are our best tips for hiding your veins;
Consider Dark Colours – bulging varicose veins can sometimes be seen through light colours. This becomes amplified when the clothing is also tight, like wearing leggings or tights. If this has happened to you and you would rather not have your veins be visible, consider wearing darker clothing. Black leggings should help you to lessen the visibility of bulging veins.
Wear Looser Fitting Clothes – wearing clothes that are not tight to your legs may also help to disguise bulging varicose veins. Clothing that covers the veins will allow you to not have to worry about how they look. Consider using a cover at the beach to help you feel comfortable and confident if your veins are bothersome to you.
Wear compression stockings – compression stockings may help you to hide your varicose veins while also giving you the benefit of relieving discomfort. Compression stockings can be worn under clothing or be used as part of an outfit. They are a great option for someone who wished to both treat their discomfort and provide coverage for the appearance of their veins.
Use Makeup – Try using makeup to hide the appearance of veins. Though this will be more effective to reduce the colour of veins it will also help to blend the bulging veins into your natural skin tone. Consider reaching out to a makeup artist for a recommendation that will work for your skin.
What If I Still Don’t Feel Comfortable?
Though covering your varicose veins can help you to feel more confident immediately, some people feel that coverage isn’t enough. If you are finding that you would rather have the appearance of your varicose veins removed rather than covered, you may with to obtain treatment. In our previous article “How To Get Rid of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins” we went in-depth into the many ways you can remove varicose veins. Some common forms of varicose vein removal include;
- Laser Vein Removal – uses lasers to close off veins which then disappear.
- Sclerotherapy – uses foam injected into the vein to close off the vein.
- High Ligation and Vein Stripping – involves surgically removing the affected vein.
You don’t have to feel badly about your varicose veins. They are common and affect many people. Some people develop varicose veins due to pregnancy. While others from too much time on their feet or other genetic factors. Regardless of how you obtained your varicose veins, you don’t have to feel like they are something to hide.
If you feel that covering your varicose veins would make you feel happier or more confident there are a variety of options available to you. If you instead feel that you would prefer your veins removed, get in touch. The experts at NewDermaMed’s Body Clinic are here to help you look and feel your best.