Unlike real spiders, spider veins are impervious to rolled-up magazines and rarely inspire beloved children’s novels. Squash pesky skin arachnids with today's Groupon: for $99, you get two laser spider-vein-removal treatments at Hutchinson Center for Aesthetic Medicine (up to a $250 value).
The staff at Hutchinson Center for Aesthetic Medicine relieves skin of surface-striating spider veins by harnessing the advanced technology of a GentleYAG laser. Noninvasive, high-intensity light penetrates epidermal layers to reach targeted blood vessels, which absorb the ray’s heat without damaging surrounding tissues or nearby ice sculptures. Warmed veins shrink from the laser’s stare, coagulating and quietly dismantling their vessel walls so the body can reabsorb them. Throughout the 30-minute treatment, therapeutic bursts of cryogen vapor keep skin surfaces cool and comfortable, making each laser pulse feels like little more than a snap from a rubber band or a slap from a Barbie doll. Depending on the complexity of individual cases, two sessions can greatly improve visual evidence of surfacing veins, though some squiggles may require three or more treatments for complete erasure.