Spider veins, much like spider monkeys, may attract attention when paraded about in a pair of shorts. Rediscover a love of minipants with today's Groupon: for $129, you get two sclerotherapy spider-vein treatments with consultation at Central Texas Vein Solutions in New Braunfels (a $500 value).
Employing popular medical techniques, trained specialists at Central Texas Vein Therapy hunt down varicose and spider veins with minimally invasive sclerotherapy treatments. The first session begins with a complimentary consultation, in which Dr. Mark Kneuper will evaluate the extent of visible vein-age through an old-timey monocle and determine an appropriate number of treatments. During 30- to 45-minute treatments, microneedles flood veins with a chemical solution that irritates the lining, forcing them to collapse and eventually rejoin their vascular brethren further inside the body.
Although most spider veins hit the road within three to six weeks and larger veins within three to four months, sclerotherapy treatments are normally most effective on veins between one and two millimeters in diameter. To habilitate a speedy recovery, Dr. Kneuper and his staff recommend continually applying pressure to treated areas by wearing support hose, bandages, or pants made of shrink wrap for several days after treatment.
Hill Country Vein Center
After seeing the sluggish affects that venous insufficiency had on his clients, board-certified general surgeon Dr. Mark Kneuper's curiosity about vein therapy grew. This interest eventually led him into the practice of vein therapy more than two decades ago. But as the times have changed, so have Dr. Kneuper’s methods, which is why his practice, Hill Country Vein Center, now offers technologically advanced vein treatments. Invasive services, such as vein stripping or tickling the vessels until they oblige, have been replaced with a noninvasive, radio-frequency-based Venefit treatment and gentle sclerotherapy injections. But before any treatment begins, Dr. Kneuper's registered vein technicians rely on advanced ultrasound machines to painlessly pinpoint troublesome vessels.
652 N Houston Ave.
New Braunfels, Texas 78130