Spider veins, much like spider monkeys, may attract attention when paraded about in a pair of shorts. Stay away from the spotlight with today’s Groupon to Nova Vein Clinic, with locations in Alexandria and Fairfax. Choose from the following options:
- For $129, you get a consultation and one sclerotherapy or Vein Gogh treatment (a $300 value).
- For $239, you get a consultation and two sclerotherapy or Vein Gogh treatments (a $600 value).
- For $349, you get a consultation and three sclerotherapy or Vein Gogh treatments (a $900 value).
Helmed by surgeon Dr. Arun Chowla, Nova Vein Clinic’s staff clears skin surfaces of unwanted veins with sclerotherapy and Vein Gogh treatments. During sclerotherapy sessions, a tiny needle injects Asclera or Polidocanol solution into spider veins up to 1-milimeter wide or varicose veins up to 3-milimeters wide, driving away blood and irritating the vein’s interior so it collapses more quickly than a Jenga tower of folding chairs. The procedure lasts 15–45 minutes, depending on the size, severity, and sassiness of the offending vessel. While the almost-painless treatment requires no anesthesia, temporary redness and bruising could result, and may require compression and elevation for 24 hours after treatment.
During Vein Gogh treatments, a hair-thin probe penetrates spider veins up to 0.3-milimeter wide, yielding a pinch-like sensation and flashbacks to long-forgotten acupuncture treatments. As the filament heats up, veins coagulate and collapse, often yielding visible improvement after one or two 25-minute treatments, and vessels continue to dissolve into bodily tissue over the weeks following. Vein Gogh may also improve the appearance of cherry angiomas, spider nevi, rosacea, and permanently frozen scowls.