Reticular veins usually develop on the outer thighs, the back of the knees, and the face. They are commonly one to three millimeters in size and are usually green and blue in color. Reticular veins are larger spider veins but smaller than varicose veins, and are flat and less bulgy when compared to varicose veins.
Reticular veins also cause venous issues that can eventually lead to the appearance of spider veins. By properly treating reticular veins, it can also help with removing the spider veins that may have developed.
Spider veins are thin veins that, as their name suggests, look like spider webs. They are commonly smaller in size and flatter compared to varicose veins, and can be red, blue, or purple. Spider veins are closer to the skin’s surface and can develop on the thighs, ankles, and legs. Spider veins are more common than varicose veins, however once varicose veins appear, there is a significantly greater chance of spider vein development. Spider veins develop due to a backup of blood, in turn causing the blood vessels to dilate below the surface of the skin.
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