Reticular varicose veins
Reticular varicose veins these small networks of varicose veins lie somewhat deeper in the skin than spider veins, but they often occur together and are frequently interconnected.
Reticular varicose veins have a diameter of 1-3 mm and are slightly larger than spider veins. With their bluish or greenish-blue colour they are clearly visible.
Reticular veins tend to form a fan-like or netted appearance and, like spider veins, are often found on the sides of the upper and lower leg.
In technical language, both spider veins and reticular veins are classified together in one group as C1 varicose veins.
C1 covers the mildest form of varicose disease, generally considered as a cosmetic problem rather than a medical one.