If you’re embarrassed by the appearance of spider veins or thread veins, you’re not alone.
Many UK adults struggle with these networks of capillaries or veins, visible at the surface of the skin.
For minor vein issues, there are practical measures that you can take to disguise the veins:
Disguising Leg Veins
Humble self-tan can be used to darken pale skin, making the veins less obvious. This is best applied at night and the blue lines should be less noticeable by the time you wake up.
Anna Stankiewicz, a spray tanner at Louise O’Connor OC61 Salon & Spa in New York City says:
“If you’re really pale, you need to go at least two shades darker than your natural skin color”.
Jenni Blafer, owner of Sunkissed by Jenni in Los Angeles also advises avoiding self-tanners with shimmer,
“especially if the veins are raised. The light reflection will make protrusions more pronounced.”
Disguising Facial Veins
Again, self-tan is an option here, giving the skin a darker tone which makes the veins less noticeable.
Another option is make-up. Specialist foundation is available which can cover up issues like thread veins and also birth marks or pigmentation problems. However, it does tend to be quite thick and heavy to wear and not everybody gets on with it.
Thread Vein Treatment
Ultimately, the best option may be to arrange treatment of unwanted thread veins.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private thread vein removal at a selection of clinics based in London.
Thread veins are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser vein treatment, microcautery treatment and sclerotherapy injections (not for facial areas) with trained doctors and surgeons.
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.