What You'll Get
Although unsightly leg veins can double for patterned tights, they rarely grow in fashionable polka-dot motifs, making them so last season. Abandon fashion foes with today's Groupon: for $240, you get a spider-vein treatment (a $600 value) or $600 toward a varicose-vein treatment at Alaska Vein Care in Wasilla.
Alaska Vein Care employs board-certified doctors that specialize in phlebology, the emerging field of vein medicine. Physicians treat crafty spider veins with a consultation (a $100 value) and a one-hour treatment of sclerotherapy, a noninvasive injection of medicine that causes the unwelcome vein to close faster than the door on a vacuum salesman (a $500 value). For best results, compression stockings should be worn for a week after the procedure or until patients develop sympathy for cased meats (available at most pharmacies or the clinic for an additional $50).
For varicose veins, endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) crashes the party with a routine procedure that incurs little downtime. The doctor will insert a thin glass laser fiber into the raucous vein, using laser energy to close it and force the vein's oafish friends to caterwaul elsewhere. The procedure takes place in-office and only requires local anesthetic, lovingly grown on nearby medicine trees. Many health-insurance plans cover EVLT, but today's Groupon assists with additional out-of-pocket expenses, such as the deductible, co-pay, and co-insurance ($1,000/leg average). Both procedures boast high success rates.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 addl as gifts. Limit 1/visit. By appt only. Consultation reqd. Varicose-vein option not valid with Medicare, Medicaid, or government-sponsored insurance. May apply value for upgrade. May opt out of spider-vein treatment if not a candidate. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Alaska Vein Care
The licensed, board-certified doctors and sclerotherapy-certified nurse at Alaska Vein Care vanquish spider veins and enlarged, bulging varicose veins with FDA-approved treatments. Injections of a sclerosing agent seal the interior lining of spider veins, diminishing their appearance by blocking blood flow. Treatments for varicose veins include EVLT treatments to restore normal circulation, micro-phlebectomy procedures to remove looped veins, and sclerotherapy, which closes vein walls.