A 35-year-old member asked:
what are good ways my veins less noticeable?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison answered
29 years experience Phlebology
Spray tan or Cremes : If you mean leg veins, there are waterproof cremes like derma blend that cover flat veins, not varicose veins. Also spray tan is available at salons or tanning stores. If patients re worried about pronounced veins on arms, we recommend compression sleeves for running or weight lifting... Available at sport stores, phlebology offices, juzo or medi online and compression socks or to kings for legs.
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
Dr. Joel Gotvald answered
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unsightly leg veins: Seeing visible veins on the skin is normal, but when they become diseased (varicose or spider veins) or when they become enlarged (such as following weight-lifting or in the elderly when the skin thins) there is often a desire to hide them or rid your body of them. Vein treatments such as sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, or laser treatments can help. Cosmetic concealer can help when not so bad.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
Dr. Phillip Hertzman answered
49 years experience Phlebology
Treatment possible: The veins should first be evaluated by a vein specialist. Veins are treated differently depending on size and health of the veins that are not visible beneath the skin surface.
Answered on Jul 8, 2013
Dr. John Landi answered
46 years experience Phlebology
Depends on veins.: There are many types of veins-spider veins, blue veins and varicose veins. Spider and blue veins can be camouflaged by a sun tan (either natural or spray)-but i would not recommend sun tanning. Varicose veins cannot be concealed unless covered by pants or a dress. The best way to make veins less obvious is to see a vein specialist and have them treated appropriately.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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