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What You'll Get
Veins were never meant to be seen, much like all of the exposed wiring on the back of the moon. Keep up appearances with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $235 for two spider-vein sclerotherapy treatments for up to a six-inch radius ($600 value)
- $459 for four spider-vein sclerotherapy treatments for up to a six-inch radius ($1,200 value)
After conducting a consultation, a licensed professional injects unwanted veins with a saline-based solution. The solution collapses the veins, gradually fading them from view. The size and number of veins will determine the number of sessions necessary for optimal results.
Sclerotherapy: Vanishing Vessels
To learn exactly how injections can get rid of visible veins, read on.
When describing the effectiveness of sclerotherapy to the New York Times in 2009, Dr. Brian Zelickson called it "the gold standard of spider-vein treatment." This nonsurgical procedure helps minimize the appearance of varicose or spider veins by individually injecting them with a saline-based solution, which causes the malfunctioning blood vessels to swell, then collapse, then dissolve over the course of several weeks. Blood is rerouted through the nearby veins and arteries, and although many of these treatments are performed for cosmetic purposes, this redirection may also help to relieve local aching and swelling.
Until the 1940s, physicians employed a number of different methods to trigger the collapse of unwanted veins—including iron- and mercury-based formulas—but these occasionally caused their own problematic side effects. Treatment centers no longer use these solutions; instead, researchers continue to develop inventive new techniques to bolster the efficacy of sclerotherapy procedures. Some of these innovations include injectable foams, which more effectively fill large veins without leaking into the surrounding tissues, as well as ultrasound-guiding technology for more precise injections.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must be 18 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.