Spider veins don’t always appear in easy-to-conceal places. Some people get these unsightly veins on their legs and even on the face. The more prominent the placement of the spider veins, the more embarrassment they can cause. Thankfully, spider veins are usually easier to cover up than varicose veins. That’s because they are just on the surface of the skin and are usually smaller than varicose veins. If you are looking for easy ways to cover up spider veins and regain your confidence, we have some tips for both temporary cover up and permanent removal.
How to Get Rid of Spider Veins
Temporary Cover Up
If your spider veins are only exposed some of the time, then you might be satisfied with a temporary solution. Check out some of these suggestions and see if they work for you spider vein issues:
- Foundation and concealer. If you are trying to cover up the appearance of spider veins on your face, this might be your best option. Simply turn to your favorite concealer and foundation to hide those red and blue lines. You might find that you need a slightly heavier concealer than what you normally use, so you might need to experiment. Make sure you set liquid concealers and foundations with powder before you leave the house for long-lasting coverage.
- Body makeup. If your spider veins are in other areas of your body, such as your legs, then body makeup might work better. You’ll find it in specialty beauty supply stores, and many of them are marketed as a tattoo coverup. It’s like a thicker version of your foundation but made for the demands of the body so it’s more likely to stay in place if it’s rubbed a little or if you get a little sweaty.
- Self-tan. A little bit of tan can go a long way to hiding spider veins. Unfortunately, sitting in the sun can be damaging to your skin and cause you to develop even more spider veins. So skip the sun and go right for the self-tanner. There are plenty of easy at-home methods or you can visit a professional for an air-brushed tan. Any method you use will help darken the skin and make spider veins harder to notice.
- Wear compression socks. Not only will compression socks help prevent the development of spider veins, it can actually help you diminish the appearance of any that have already developed. Compression socks are available in most drug stores. They have additional elastic in the material that gently compresses your calves and ankles, preventing blood from pooling in your veins. They are available in a variety of colors and styles.
If you are tired of messing around with temporary solutions and just want your spider veins gone for good, then permanent removal is the answer. Here are two of the most popular spider vein treatments available in our Brownstown clinic:
- Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves injecting the affected veins with a substance that painlessly damages the lining. The vein is then naturally sealed off by the body and the blood is redirected through other veins to the heart. The vein then slowly disappear as it is naturally absorbed by the body.
- Vein Wave. This is a better option for permanent removal of spider veins in the face. That’s because this treatment is better at pinpointing tiny veins than sclerotherapy. This system uses heat to seal the veins, which the body then destroys and removes. It’s painless and suitable for almost all skin types. The procedure only takes about 15 minutes in our Brownstown office!
Ready to get started with one of these permanent solutions? Then it’s time to make an appointment with the Venocure team. We’ll evaluate your vein issues and listen to your concerns. Then, we’ll develop a treatment plan that’s will help you meet your goals of eliminating the appearance of spider veins on your body and face! You can make an appointment with us through our website or by giving us a call. We’ll find an appointment time that works with your busy schedule so you can get the spider vein treatment that you need. We look forward to seeing you in our vein clinic soon!