Reticular veins are small, blue or green dilated veins that appear 1mm to 3mm in diameter. These common veins are typically smaller than varicose veins but larger than spider veins and appear flatter and less twisted. They may form on the inner part and back of the thighs, the legs and ankles. When reticular veins are associated with spider veins they are called “feeder veins.” Removing reticular veins can help eliminate spider veins.
Reticular veins are often accompanied by significant symptoms of local tenderness or burning and itching.