Spider veins were so named for their resemblance to arachnids, which were so named by randomly pulling letters out of a Scrabble box. Invent a new word for clear skin thanks to today's Groupon: for $149, you get one spider-vein-removal treatment with evaluation at Midwest Vein & Laser Center in Centerville (a $375 value). Though results will vary, Midwest Vein & Laser Center recommends three to five treatments for best results.
Recognized as one of the 25 most influential venous professionals by Vein magazine, board-certified Dr. Ronald G. Bush helps vanquish unwanted spider veins with sclerotherapy injections or laser wavelengths at Midwest Vein & Laser Center. After Dr. Bush shakes each of the spider vein's eight hands, he assesses the trouble area by scanning the skin surface with an ultrasound or light. Moderately and severely mottled spots can be treated with the sclerotherapy's injected solution, which helps coagulate and redirect blood to lessen spider-vein clumps. Alternatively, for clients who have skin types 1–4 and have not recently held a slumber party in a tanning bed, the laser-therapy treatment can help thwart smaller reddish veins or facial veins. Each treatment lasts 20 minutes on average, and patients can schedule an additional treatment at the Groupon price if booked on the initial visit.