Reticular Veins

Not as well known as other vein conditions, but a common problem. Usually blue or purple in color and larger than spider veins, reticular veins do not protrude above the skin as varicose veins do but are visible in a similar way to spider veins. They may form on the inner part and back of the thighs, the legs and ankles, and occasionally on the face.


Reticular veins, also known as feeder veins, are dilated blue and green veins beneath the skin surface. Their appearance deters many affected people from wearing clothing that reveals areas of the skin where reticular veins are visible, but with the correct treatment they can be eradicated and patients can feel more confident wearing what they like.

Reticular veins are also known as feeder veins because they can feed into spider veins and consequently increase the number of spider veins visible on the skins surface. Fortunately, removing reticular veins can help eliminate spider veins too!

Reticular veins can cause pain and discomfort in the patient and in some cases lead to more serious medical complications, such as leg ulcers.

So what are the treatment options for reticular veins?

At South Bay Vein & Laser Group we make treatment of reticular veins safe, affordable and hassle-free. Removal of reticular veins is now a routine minimally-invasive procedure performed quickly and effectively. And because reticular veins have a risk of progressive disability, treatment is a covered benefit by just about all major insurance carriers.

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