Reticular Veins

Mario Rueda MD FACS is dedicated to help you with your venous disease.  Every patient has a personalized plan to treat their veins. Dr. Rueda has a vast experience in the surgical field. His patients can rest assured that they are receiving care from physicians with the highest level of training and experience.

Reticular Veins Symptoms and Diagnosis

Reticular veins typically present as dilated blood vessels close to your skin with a blue or red color. These tend to be more coalesced than those in spider veins. In some cases they are associated with leg discomfort, leg heaviness, and itchiness.

Reticular veins are typically diagnosed by physical examination alone. In some cases Dr. Rueda may order an ultrasound to rule out any other more serious conditions.

WHAT CAUSES Reticular Veins?

To understand what reticular veins are, we need to briefly explain how our venous system is organized.  There are two main groups, a superficial and a deep system. The superficial system, as the name implies, is closer to the skin surface and drains blood from fatty tissue and skin.  The deep system has big caliber veins that are usually in between muscle groups. All blood eventually drains into the deep system.  Reticular veins are branches that drain directly into the main superficial veins or the deep veins.  When dilated, they may look green or blue.

 

They are not as close to your skin as spider veins and varicose veins.  Despite this, however, they may still cause discomfort and itchiness.

Reticular Veins Treatment Options

If your reticular veins are not bothering you, no treatment is needed.  However, if you would prefer them removed, we can inject your veins with a special solution to scar down those vessels. It may also be worthwhile to check your legs for deeper venous insufficiency as this may lead to recurrent spider veins.

Reticular Veins Procedure

Procedures to treat reticular veins usually involve injecting a sclerosing solution inside the vein to scar it down and help improve its appearance. This is typically done by a simple injection through the skin like is done in during preventive vaccination.

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

In-office procedure. There may be some swelling in the area of treatment that lasts no more than 1-3 days on average. There is typically no pain after the procedure in the majority of the patients. There are no scars after the procedure.

This procedure has no down time. Patients can immediately go back to work and perform all their daily activities.

Why Choose Precision Veins Center for your Reticular Veins Procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Fellowship trained surgeon who has 10 years and 3,000 procedures of experience will be your safe and best choice for reticular vein treatment. Successful results in this procedure requires a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in vein anatomy and vein surgery. Dr. Rueda has published articles in expert peer reviewed journals and his work has been presented in several national conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting and long-term relationship and have some of the best reticular veins treatment Palm Beach can offer. If you are located in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Palm Springs, Lake Worth or any other surrounding cities, contact us today to learn more.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Patients with classic history, symptoms, and exam are good candidates for the procedure. Dr. Rueda will examine your veins and make sure they will improve with the proposed treatment prior to deciding on any intervention.