Spider veins look like nets on legs, which can convince the appendages that they're butterflies or babies who kept crawling away. Keep extremities from crafting cocoons with today's Groupon: for $129, you get two Asclera injection or Palomar laser spider-vein treatments at Essential Aesthetics in Danville (a $500 value).
Dr. Abishai Rumano and certified physician assistant Elham Zarnegar lead Essential Aesthetics's team in reducing unsightly spider veins with minimally invasive sclerotherapy treatments. During a 15- to 45-minute Asclera procedure, targeted injections safely clot hyperpigmented spider veins, chide them for holding their breath until they turn purple, and send them on their way to blend in with the rest of the skin tissue. Patients may also opt for a 30-minute Palomar laser treatment, in which a handheld light device safely heats and constricts offending vessels for a clearer, more consistent complexion. Downtime following the Asclera treatment may last up to eight weeks, and any patient may be advised to avoid heavy exercise, sunbathing, or pole-vaulting over volcanoes for two–three days following treatment.
Physician and medical director Abishai Tichaona Rumano, who has more than 20 years of experience in the field of medical-based beautification treatments, helms a team of physician's assistants and nurses with the help of clinical director Elham Zarnegar. This squadron of registered professionals wields lasers, neuromodulators such as Botox, and dermal filters such as Juvéderm to battle bodily imperfections, including wrinkles, acne, unwanted hairs, and varicose veins in the shape of Howard Taft.