Spider veins, much like spider monkeys, may attract attention when paraded about in a pair of shorts. Stay under the radar with today's Groupon: for $99, you get one spider-vein treatment from the office of Dr. Edward G. Mackay (a $200 value). This Groupon is valid at both of the office's locations, in St. Petersburg and Palm Harbor.
Dr. Mackay's team unleashes the power of a laser-less procedure to reduce the appearance of tiny blood vessels on or around the legs. First-time patients will receive a complimentary consultation, in which a vein specialist will discuss treatment options and screen them for underlying issues or complications, such as vein disease or conch shells posing as kneecaps. During the sclerotherapy treatment—which typically takes about 15 minutes—a highly trained physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse treats veins with a tiny needle filled with a special solution that is formulated to throttle meddlesome vessels, collapsing them and stopping blood flow. Although results vary depending on the individual, most patients require three to four treatments. While there is typically little to no downtime, clients should spend the next few days avoiding strenuous exercise, prolonged sun exposure, hot water, and kickboxing bouts with kangaroos.