WHAT ARE RETICULAR VEINS?

Reticular veins, also known as feeder veins, are the dilated blue and green veins beneath the skin surface. They are generally hereditary. They carry blood to the capillaries in the skin. Because the walls of reticular veins are so thin, they easily expand if put under stronger than usual pressure. They occur mainly on the back of the leg, usually around the knee. Reticular veins may branch into (or feed) spider veins, also called telangiectasias, which are smaller than reticular veins and don’t bulge or cause discomfort. They look like red or blue spiderwebs on the skin’s surface and may occur on the face as well as the legs.

While many people have probably heard of varicose veins and spider veins, fewer may be familiar with reticular veins. They are the middle child of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). They are smaller than varicose veins—roughly 2mm in diameter. They also do not protrude above the skin like varicose veins.

These veins are also considered a cosmetic problem since they do not lead to substantial medical symptoms or complications. In the majority of cases, however, reticular veins are just a cosmetic issue that can be easily treated.

While many people have probably heard of varicose veins and spider veins, fewer may be familiar with reticular veins. They are the middle child of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). They are smaller than varicose veins—roughly 2mm in diameter. They also do not protrude above the skin like varicose veins.

These veins are also considered a cosmetic problem since they do not lead to substantial medical symptoms or complications. In the majority of cases, however, reticular veins are just a cosmetic issue that can be easily treated.

CAUSES

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Weak or damaged valves in the veins

SYMPTOMS

Reticular veins may cause pain and discomfort in the surrounding area. You may also feel:

  • local tenderness
  • burning
  • itching

When you choose Dr. Ricardo Ruz, you are choosing a health care provider, who will ensure the most up to date, highest quality care available using state-of-the-art medical technologies. Whether you are seeking an initial examination or a second opinion for your condition, Dr. Ruz and his staff are available to discuss further options and consult on possible treatments.

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DIAGNOSTICS

If you think you have symptoms of Reticular Veins, Dr. Ricardo Ruz has the expertise and years of experience to treat them with the best possible procedures available in the industry.

Visit Dr. Ruz for a physical examination in order to consult on possible treatments for your health or esthetic concerns.

To diagnose vascular conditions, Dr. Ruz will do a physical exam, including looking at your legs while you’re standing to check for swelling. He may also ask you to describe any pain and aching in your legs. Accurate diagnosis is mandatory to define the anatomy and pathophysiology involved in the disease process.

Following the examination, Dr. Ruz will determine if the patient needs a Doppler, or if sclerotherapy treatments can start right away. He will estimate the number of treatments required.

In order to confirm a diagnosis of venous insufficiency of deep veins and to plan treatment, patients may need to have an ultrasound during their first visit.

Dr. Ruz uses high quality ultrasound transducer to allow visualization of the veins in high definition and to apply Doppler technology to measure venous reflux.

Followed the duplex, Dr. Ruz will suggest possible treatments for your health or esthetic concerns.

When you choose Dr. Ricardo Ruz, you are choosing a health care provider, who will ensure the most up to date, highest quality care available using state-of-the-art medical technologies.

Followed physical examination and in some cases ultrasound, Dr. Ruz will offer you possible treatments for your vascular conditions.

See below all possible solutions for Reticular Veins condition.

SOLUTIONS

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Liquid sclerotherapy – reticular veins
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