Also known as feeder veins, reticular veins are dilated veins that appear blue or green under the skin, affecting as much as 80% of all adults. These veins often develop as a result of genetic factors, but may also be caused by hormonal imbalances or weak veins. Although they do not often cause any painful symptoms or medical complications, many patients are bothered by the appearance of reticular veins and seek treatment to achieve clear, smooth skin.
Sclerotherapy is most often performed to treat reticular veins, while some cases can be treated with a miniphlebectomy, a less invasive alternative to sclerotherapy.
Our providers may also choose to perform laser vein treatments utilizing our state-of-the-art platform, the Cutera Excel V, which take very few, and sometimes just one treatment to take away unsightly reticular veins, as well as many other conditions.
Dr. Caudle will help you decide which treatment option is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition.