How to Hide Varicose Veins

Summer is coming and you know what that means—time to unveil those legs that have been hibernating under winter clothes for months. Are your legs ready? You may have done everything to prepare your legs to face the world—you had them waxed, tanned and toned. Yet they’re still not ready. Just when you thought you had the sexiest legs on the block, out popped some varicose veins. As common as varicose veins are–the US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 50 to 55 percent of American women have them–they’re still regarded as unsightly and ultimately unsexy.

Varicose veins are blue-tinged, raised veins that commonly occur on legs. These veins have faulty valves that slow down blood flow, making them appear twisted and swollen. Raised veins are mostly a cosmetic problem but they can cause pain. Women usually get them in their early twenties. Varicose veins are usually the result of pregnancy, weight gain, your body type, or standing on your feet for a prolonged period of time. Whatever the cause, it’s simple to hide those unsightly veins and achieve the legs you desire.

Step 1

Wear support pantyhose or stockings to hide and compress varicose veins. You don’t have to wear granny stockings. There are plenty of sexy, stylish pairs of pantyhose on the market today.

Step 2

Apply an all-over body moisturizer. This will help you with the next step.

Step 3

Apply a cosmetic concealer on your legs to hide any varicose veins or blemishes. There are special creams on the market created specifically for hiding unsightly veins. Have a makeup consultant match the right shade of concealer to your skin tone. Apply the cream using a circular motion. Many of these creams are long-lasting and will stay effective after you’ve gone swimming.

Step 4

Elevate your feet whenever you have a chance. Avoid sitting with one leg over the other knee. This protects your legs from getting more varicose veins.

Step 5

Make an appointment to remove varicose veins if you want a permanent solution. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical solution into the bulging vein, causing it to shrink. Vinus closure uses radiofrequncy energy by having a small catheter inserted in the vein, applying heat to the area and causing it to shrink. Endovenus laser treatment is similar to venus closure treatment, but it uses lasers instead of radiofrequency energy.

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