Seventeenth-century shipping routes drastically improved once navigators began referring to actual maps of waterways instead of the veins on their thighs. Steer clear of veiny skin with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a consultation and two spider-vein sclerotherapy treatments at Cole Family Practice in Old Hickory (a $500 value).
The board-certified family nurse practitioners at Cole Family Practice alleviate unwanted spider veins with a series of nonsurgical injections. Following a 15-minute consultation, a virtuosic needle-wielder targets rogue blood vessels lurking within all skin types and shoots them with a dose of dissolving solution. Arachno-veins deflate like a balloon animal caught on a cactus and diminish in one to three treatments, depending on severity. Each session lasts 35–50 minutes and no recovery time is necessary, though patients must don therapeutic compression socks and an optional nontherapeutic hand puppet for the next seven days.
Cole Family Practice
Captained by owner and board-certified family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife Amy T. Cole, the team of board-certified nurses and friendly hand puppets ascertain the core cause of patients' ailments with holistic treatment plans emphasizing overall wellness. A full-service center, Cole Family Practice covers everything from general family care, gynecology, and pediatric care to alternative medicine. With extensive knowledge and strategies, the practice's team helps patients lose weight, customize a hormone-treatment plan, eradicate spider veins, and nurse practitioners Annie Cole-Bradley and Panayiota Smeathers administer injections.