There are a variety of vein issues that a person may experience. It is very likely that you have heard of varicose veins or spider veins. Varicose veins are usually thick, purple veins that appear on the legs. Spider veins usually appear on the legs as well, but they are much smaller and redder. A less known vein problem is reticular veins. These also cause blemishes on the legs and can appear on other parts of the body as well.
For the most part, reticular veins are smaller than varicose veins. And they usually do not stick out in the same way that varicose veins do. However, they usually appear in clusters. They are a blue color and may appear on the inner part or the back of the thighs. It is also common to see them on other parts of the legs as well as on the ankles. Anyone who has experienced varicose veins, spider veins or reticular veins knows that they are not attractive. Usually, people feel embarrassed by them and try to cover them up. They may stop a person from living life like they want to. Instead of wearing shorts, skirts or bathing suits, many women with reticular veins cover up their legs when all of their friends are out having a good time.
So, you may be wondering what causes reticular veins. The reason why they appear is because the veins in the legs begin to dilate. When they dilate, the blood will flow backward. This makes the veins twist. While they are seen as an aesthetic issue, reticular veins are not reflective of an underlying serious health problem. They usually only cause a person to feel bad about their appearance.
Something else that you may be wondering if is if anything can be done to treat reticular veins. Thankfully, the answer to that question is yes. There are quite a few different vein treatments that are available at our office to help get rid of reticular veins, spider veins and varicose veins. Many of these treatments require little to no downtime.
Schedule a consultation at the South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg so that our team can examine the veins that you see on your legs or in other parts of your body. From there, we can tell you about the different treatment options that we have available in order to get rid of them.
At the South Texas Vein Institute, our goal is to help our clients feel great about the way they look. We know that having clusters of reticular veins can be troublesome. We want you to feel happy with the appearance of your skin.