Spider veins were first diagnosed by the Romans, who did nothing to treat the condition in hopes it would scare away arachnophobic Huns. Dust off cobwebbed legs with today's Groupon: for $139, you get $600 worth of spider-vein-removal therapy at Soluna MD. This Groupon is valid at Soluna's locations in Coral Gables and Pembroke Pines.
Soluna's cosmetic and general venous surgeons exterminate spider veins by injecting a sterile chemical sclerosant that irritates the vessel's lining, causing the vein to withdraw beneath the skin's surface and sometimes fade away completely. The sclerotherapy treatment includes 50 injections ($12 value each) administered throughout one or more visits, which is typically enough to eliminate spider veins on both legs or, if used on a Thanksgiving turkey, a more tender, flavorful meat. No anesthetic is required and no recovery downtime is needed.
Formerly a med spa, Soluna MD shifted gears in 2008 to focus more on the “med” aspect of the med spa, eschewing treatments whose job was only to pamper in favor of treatments that produced visible results, such as sclerotherapy, Botox, IPL facials, and chemical peels. But instead of letting its new medical services turn the office into a cold, clinical place, Soluna MD retained much of its med-spa comforts and ambiance. Patients relax atop padded massage beds during such treatments as SolunaSculpt SmartLipo Ultra, which permanently removes fat cells with a combination of ultrasound waves, lasers, and tiny incisions.
Before any treatment, patients can grab complimentary coffee and the occasional cake and cookies. They can also take advantage of consultations with cosmetic surgeon John W. Chang to learn more about Soluna MD's services or to discuss the advantages of adding a third ear to the elbow.