Reticular veins at the back of the knee

Leg Veins: Reticular Veins Causes and Treatments.

What are reticular veins?

Reticular veins are medium sized blue-green veins that appear near the surface of the skin on the leg and are part of the abnormal network of veins including spider veins and varicose veins. Size wise, reticular veins are in between a varicose vein and spider vein.

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Before and after spider veins

Broken veins on thighs

What are spider veins?

Spider veins, or thread veins are small burst veins visible on the surface of the skin. The medical term for these veins is telangiectasia. Usually asymptomatic although some people describe itch or discomfort. Symptoms worse or veins appear more prominent after sitting or standing for prolonged periods. The commonest reason for treatment is cosmetic.

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Prominent arm veins.

Bulging Arm and Hand Veins: Causes and Treatments

Occasionally at Palm Clinic, clients will ask us if there is anything we can do to help with their increasingly prominent hand or arm veins.

Some are concerned that it could be a sign of a medical problem requiring medical advice, others simply don’t like the appearance. The good news is, in the majority of cases, there is no medical concern, but if it is a cosmetic issue for you, we do have a solution.

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Varicose Vein Treatments Explained

Here at Palm Clinic, we have two modalities that we use to close varicose veins: radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy (UGS). We also have two modalities to treat spider veins: Microsclerotherapy and Exotherme Laser.

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Close up photo of varicose veins on a woman’s leg

Risk Factors for Varicose Veins

While varicose veins may only be cosmetic concerns for some, they can cause serious pain and discomfort to others. If you’re worried about developing varicose veins, it pays to be more knowledgeable about its risk factors so you can implement preventive measures and delay or avoid its onset. These factors increase your risk of developing varicose veins:

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COVID-19 Awareness at Palm Clinic

To our valued clients,

All of us at Palm Clinic send our thoughts to you and your families during these uncertain times. It's times like these that we draw together to look after each other and keep each other safe.

Our priority is the safety of our patients, staff, and all our families. Palm Clinic continues to be vigilant with our cleaning practices and for the past few weeks now, we have been screening patients to help identify anyone at risk and requesting that they not visit Palm Clinic.

The main message from the Ministry of Health is to KEEP IT OUT which will help to slow the spread of COVID-19, so that our public health services can manage.

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Before and after spider vein treatment

Microsclerotherapy and what you need to know

Spider veins (also called thread veins) are small dilated blood vessels.

They have a red or bluish colour and appear on the surface of the skin; particularly the legs, face and elsewhere (e.g. chest and breasts).

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