How to Hide Spider Veins?

For many people, spider veins are a frustrating aesthetic concern. Though spider veins often develop for a variety of reasons, many people develop the condition while being overweight, but these red and blue lines and blemishes on your legs may persist even after you’ve lost weight. Many women develop spider veins during their pregnancy, and long after giving birth are still struggling with the unsightly appearance. Hiding the spider veins on your legs or face could be a quick fix.

You’ve shed all those excess pounds and drastically improved your appearance, but those unsightly veins may keep you feeling self-conscious. Not to fear — you may still make an impression in a bathing suit, skirt, or shorts.

A woman in a bikini is applying body lotion to her legs to hide spider veins.
A woman in a bikini is applying body lotion to her legs to hide spider veins.

Medical treatment for spider veins is available and very effective, but here are a few quick-fix tips while you prepare for a medical procedure:

Many specialty stores carry concealing makeup foundations designed to hide skin blemishes. If you mix it with body lotion, you can apply this make-up to the affected areas of your legs for a natural, blemish-free look. Spray-on tans, tanning gels, or tanning creams may also conceal the problem.

Make-up solutions may not be practical if you’re determined to show off your newly trimmed-down body on the sands of Pompano Beach. Invest in some fashionable sarongs to wrap around your waist over the bikini. Cast off the sarong to go for a swim, and then quickly put it on again when you get out of the water.

Long pants and long skirts are the easiest solutions for hiding the spider veins on your legs or face when on dry land, of course, but may not be comfortable or practical in the Florida heat. Bermuda shorts or capris will help conceal the veins in your thighs. You may also consider wearing skirts with compression stockings that match the color of your skin. If the veins are so dark they stand out even in skin tone stockings, choose dark tan or black ones.

Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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