Reticular or filamentous varicose veins are mostly seen in women. They are red, blue or purplish colored. They are usually seen in the legs, calves, and ankles. About half of all adult women have this problem. Small-scaled superficial varicose veins are the problems that we see nowadays in the same gender.
Reticular varicose veins, also known as ‘telangiectasia’, develop due to familial factors but also develop after pregnancy, excessive weight gain, diseases causing hormonal imbalance, or use of certain drugs. They are mostly seen in the face, nasal wing, and cheek.
In the treatment, solutions that close the veins by narrowing them are applied into the veins, which cause the formation of varicose veins. Treatment is usually performed in several sessions. Patients can return to their normal lives immediately after the treatment; however, some patients need to wear compression socks for a certain period of time.
Bruises may occur in the treatment area, but they will spontaneously disappear within a couple of months. Most of the patients, who have undergone sclerotherapy, achieve highly dramatic results, and become satisfied with the result.