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How to Hide Varicose Veins: One Winter Wardrobe Essential

Author: Hassan S. Makki, D.O., FACC

I know your vein disease specialist isn’t the first person you turn to for fashion advice. (At least, I hope not.) But having worked with hundreds of men and women, I’ve picked up a few tips on how to hide varicose veins.

Dressing for varicose veins in the winter is much easier than it is in the warmer months (when simply covering up deep, bulging veins isn’t an option). But there’s one winter wardrobe essential for varicose veins that all women should know about… supportive hose (or compression stockings).

Dressing for Varicose Veins With Supportive Hose

Of course, you’ve heard about supportive hose. But – more likely than not – you’ve probably written it off as a garment for your grandmother. Not so. Today, there are a number of fashion-forward designers creating compression stockings and other supportive clothing that doesn’t look like it came from a medical supply store!

Donna Karan’s Evolution Tights are one example of a compression garment that’s designed to hide unsightly veins and provide support for the entire day. If you’ve been favoring tights over compression garments out of an aversion to the pharmacy supply store “look,” do yourself – and your legs – a favor. Pick up something more fashionable and more comfortable this winter. (Get more tips on dressing for varicose veins with supportive clothing.)

Do Compression Garments Really Work?

It depends on what you mean… On the one hand, sure, they may hide varicose veins and improve your comfort. But no garment is going to “cure” varicose veins. In order to get full comfort (not to mention protect against CVI), varicose vein treatment is necessary. As a vein disease specialist, I perform Venefit Targeted Endovenous Therapy for getting rid of varicose veins.

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Looking for a vein disease specialist in Phoenix, AZ? Contact Valley Vein Center to start getting treatment.

Please consult with your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.



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