Spider veins are one of those things that you don't want your friends to see, like your collection of porcelain dolls that you've pasted pictures of their faces on. Erase the evidence with this Groupon
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for one spider vein treatment with diagnostic ultrasound (a $600 value)
- $289 for three spider vein treatments with diagnostic ultrasound (a $1,200 value)
- $1,500 for a six-month treatment plan, which includes 3–5 spider vein treatments per leg (a $3,300 value)
Prior to administering the treatment, a doctor conducts a medical evaluation for venous-reflux disease, which causes spider and varicose veins, and performs a diagnostic ultrasound. Then, a sclerotherapist injects several microdoses of an FDA-approved medicine into your veins, blocking their blood supply. Gradually, the veins break down and absorb into the body. The procedure and initial consultation take up to an hour and require little to no downtime; subsequent treatments take up to 30 minutes. One treatment usually covers one quarter of a leg; the front and back of lower and upper parts of the leg are all separate treatment areas.
Center for Interventional Medicine
"Varicose veins are large veins on the legs that occur because of an underlying condition known as venous reflex disease," explained Dr. Meghal R. Antani, an interventional radiologist, during a segment on GTV's The Capital Forum. According to Dr. Antani, this condition afflicts 20%–30% of women and 10%–15% of men. Dr. Antani, along with a team of experienced medical specialists at Center for Interventional Medicine, has treated vein conditions—including venous-reflux disease—more than 10,000 times. To deliver effective results with minimal discomfort, they practices three advanced techniques: radio-frequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy. Whereas radio-frequency ablation seals damaged vessels with light energy, sclerotherapy blocks off blood supply with an FDA-approved medicine. During a phlebectomy, specialists makes a small incision and extracts the vein with a grasping tool or a pair of chopsticks.