Generally 2 millimeters in diameter, reticular veins are smaller than varicose veins but larger than spider veins. Due to the deoxygenated blood filling them, these veins appear as dilated blue or purple veins. They may form unappealing clusters mainly on the inner thighs, ankles, knees, or legs.
The veins may not appear to be protruding as larger varicose veins. However, reticular veins deter people from wearing clothing that shows skin areas where the veins are visible, such as shorts, bathing suits, and skirts. In addition, they can lead to symptoms of discomfort and pain. For people suffering from reticular veins, DHR Health Vein Institute offers safe and effective treatment.
Causes and Detection
These veins can occur due to many reasons. Those include aging, abdominal tumors, chronic constipation, wearing tight girdles, skin injury, the genes of an individual, obesity, paralysis or inactivity, extreme sun exposure, and sitting or standing at a stretch.
The veins are a little deeper beneath the skin and, therefore, are not as noticeable as spider or varicose veins. However, they may show a few physical symptoms, such as irritation or itchiness in a specific area, discomfort in the legs, and a burning sensation around the spot.
Treatment of Reticular Veins
Sclerotherapy is typically the most effective solution for treating reticular veins. The treatment is effective in treating a few residual veins after a surgery or in the case of limited reappearance.
However, a better choice for treating reticular veins may be ELVeS, which integrates the efficacy of surgery into the marginally-invasive, in-office comfort of sclerotherapy. It is a safe, routine process that involves fewer injections, less local anesthesia, and provides a speedier recovery. However, results vary and the best treatment will depend on the unique case. The most important thing to note here is that professional treatment is needed in order to get rid of the reticular veins in the best way.
If you have questions about reticular veins, or spider veins and varicose veins, contact the experts at DHR Health Vein Institute to schedule your consultation at our office in Edinburg. Contact us today to book your appointment!