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 $89, you get three 15-minute spider-vein-removal treatments on one hand-size area at One Source Healing in Rancho Cucamonga (a $297 value).
Dr. Moses Nasser, One Source Healing’s board-certified family physician, sends spider veins skittering with safe quick-injection sclerotherapy treatments. A sotradecol solution courses through a fine needle to irritate the lining of offending spider veins, which in the following weeks wilt into scar tissue and dissolve like a temporary tattoo. After the procedure, which may result in mild discomfort, patients can walk as usual but should avoid aerobic activity such as running, jumping, or cartwheel racing. Dr. Nasser may recommend multiple treatments or compression garments for larger veins on legs.