Human legs are prone to a number of cosmetic flaws, including visible veins caused by weakened valves and bruised shins caused by going jogging with pet rocks. Prettify your gams with today’s Groupon to Metro Vein Clinic, with locations in Fridley, Burnsville, and Plymouth. Choose between the following options:
- For $60, you get one 60-minute sclerotherapy session on one leg (a $300 value).
- For $99, you get one 60-minute sclerotherapy session on each leg (a $600 value).
Metro Vein Clinic’s Dr. Kamran Afzal makes unsightly veins vanish from the surfaces of legs during minimally invasive sclerotherapy sessions, enlisting injections rather than surgery. During an initial evaluation, Dr. Afzal briefly reviews the client’s medical history before performing a physical and ultrasound to detect veins that have been stopped up by age, overexertion, or a wrinkle in the time-space continuum. A board-certified physician then employs a thin needle to infuse each defunct vein with a solution of chemicals that irritate the vein’s lining and cause it to collapse. Eventually, the body reabsorbs the sunken squiggles so that they are no longer visible.
The needle may cause minimal discomfort during the procedure, and afterward the client may experience temporary bruising and pigmentation. Although clients sometimes require medically prescribed support hose or bandages during recovery, they generally need no downtime and are actually encouraged to engage in exercise such as walking and towing illegally parked cars by hand. Like trying to evict a lazy roommate, full vein removal may take a series of sessions.