Spider veins cast a seemingly permanent net over human legs, convincing the appendages that they're butterflies. Let your legs flutter to freedom with today's Groupon: for $99, you get two sclerotherapy or laser leg-vein treatments at Appearance Dermatology’s Vineland and Marlton locations in New Jersey (a $590 value).
Dr. Birgit Toome and her staff at Appearance Dermatology send spider veins scurrying with sclerotherapy injections and a VascuLight YAG laser. During an initial consultation, a physician evaluates blue and red lines crisscrossing legs to determine which of the two treatments will work best for them and to help road-tripping ticks to find their way to the nearest gas station. Sclerotherapy patients watch veins disappear instantly as floods of saline solution enter the leg through a swift injection. Bandaging completes the 30-minute procedures, which produce minor bruising and so are scheduled four–six weeks apart.
Clients undergoing 15- to 30-minute VascuLight sessions lounge while doctors slather cooling gel over the skin and zap offending vessels with intense pulses of light and short bursts from Kelsey Grammer's rap album. One session of either type of treatment clears an area approximately the size of a palm.
For the past 20 years, seasoned physician Dr. Birgit Toome has spearheaded Appearance Dermatology’s crusade against epidermal antagonists, a devotion that has garnered her multiple years in the Daily Journal's One of the Best listings. Dr. Toome and her team of physician assistants and aestheticians stay abreast of the latest medical and cosmetic skin treatments, remedying conditions of all kinds. Their arsenal of 13 noninvasive laser devices can improve a range of cosmetic problems, from acne scars and freckles to unwanted hair, broken blood vessels, and cellulite.