Have you ever thought of getting a tattoo? Tattoos are great ways for people to express their personality and creativity, provided those tattoos are decided upon with a lot of thought gone into them. (ProTip: Try not to tattoo a significant other’s name onto your body. That can get awkward if things don’t work out). In some cases, tattoos can be used to cover certain things like acne scars. We at the United Vein Centers specialize in treating conditions resulting from venous diseases, such as varicose veins, and our vein experts want to advise against using tattoos to cover up these conditions. Varicose vein and spider vein removal are options that exist with minimally invasive procedures but getting a tattoo to cover your veins could cause problems. We have locations across the country from Arizona to Tampa, FL.
Why Tattoos Can be Harmful to Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are the veins that protrude from under the skin as the result of poor blood flow in those veins. Many people who have these veins want to hide them, but a tattoo is a bad way to do this. When getting a tattoo, it’s very possible for the needle to puncture the vein. This can cause the vein to rupture, bleed, or swell up even further and cause more pain and problems than before. Even if it doesn’t do this, a tattoo obscures the vein from doctors that could perform treatment on the veins as a more effective method of hiding or removing them. The risks ultimately aren’t worth it, especially because the bulging veins can distort the tattoo and make it look unappealing anyway, so you could end up unhappy with the appearance because of that. After all, the last thing you’d want is a deformed tattoo because of protruding veins.
What Our Vein Experts Recommend
If you’re unhappy with your varicose veins, treatment options are available. First, the veins can be hidden through the use of compression socks or topical vein creams. These are a decent temporary solution for hiding the veins, but removal can be a better option. Through minimally invasive procedures, a physician can cause the vein to close through certain methods, such as sclerotherapy. Blood flow gets redirected to healthier veins, and the old vein is absorbed into the body. These kinds of vein treatments have the benefit of being fairly inexpensive, fast, and easy. Most patients will feel completely normal after their session and are able to return to their daily activities immediately after leaving the center.
Contact Us for Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Removal
Tattoos are not the way to go about hiding or treating your varicose veins and choosing that path could make your condition worse and difficult to treat. Instead, contact one of the United Vein Centers locations, such as in Tampa, and speak with vein experts that can help you properly treat your veins. Whether you are looking for varicose vein or spider vein removal, our experts are here to help.