Spider veins, much like spider monkeys, may attract attention when paraded about in a pair of shorts. Let gams go wild with today's Groupon: for $139, you get laser treatment for spider and varicose veins on both legs over two visits at Cosmetic Procedures Center in North Richland Hills (a $250 value on average, ranging up to a $400 value).
The doctor-directed staff at Cosmetic Procedures Center erases the appearance of surface-level vessels with vein-removal treatments powered by the CoolGlide laser system. The CoolGlide can calibrate for almost any skin tone to remove spider veins, most varicose veins, and hemangiomas, leaving clearer, smoother skin behind. During the first 30-minute visit, a licensed aesthetician and certified laser technician peruses the lines on each leg to determine whether they should be removed by laser or simply a soapy sponge. If gams are determined to be good candidates, the practitioner passes the laser hand piece over skin surfaces, sending pulses of light energy into each vein, which causes the blood within to coagulate and collapse the surrounding vessel. A slight stinging sensation may accompany each laser pulse, which can be soothed with topical anesthetic.
The body reabsorbs defunct veins over the next two to six weeks, so a 30-minute follow-up visit six weeks later scans bodily surfaces for stray veins, touching them up as needed. Although the treatment requires no downtime, patients are discouraged from vigorous activity for a short time following, including intense exercise or nightmares about hamster wheels. Temporary redness, swelling, or bruising may occur.
Cosmetic Procedures Center
Under the direction of Dr. David Fein, the staff of Cosmetic Procedures Center offers a slew of treatments, including cryotherapy, which helps reduce cellulite while increasing circulation.