Seventeenth-century shipping routes drastically improved once navigators began referring to actual maps of waterways instead of the veins on their thighs. Steer clear of veiny skin with today's Groupon: for $199, you get two 30-minute spider-vein-removal treatments (a $385 value each) at Slender Spa in Suwanee (a $770 total value).
Slender Spa's trained technicians purge protoplasms of unwelcome spider veins, visible blood vessels, and rosacea by exposing affected areas to the focused light and bipolar radio emissions of an advanced laser. Patrons can direct treatments to common problem areas such as the face, neck, chest, and legs, though clients should note that vascular lesions clinging to ankles, knees, and thighs are more easily banished from legs that have not been recently tanned or set in cement. In addition to dissolving naturally occurring "I Heart Mom" tattoos, clients can expect the two 30-minute treatments to enhance treated skin's texture and slightly brighten its tone. Slender Spa recommends that the two treatments be scheduled four–six weeks apart; best results may require up to three
Dr. Donald Ruf is the core of Slender SpaMed, which specializes in cosmetic and weight-loss procedures. They employ the latest technology, including a Syneron laser hair-removal system and the Arasys Perfector, designed to trim waistlines without exercise or ice-cube diets.
Slender SpaMed's aestheticians perform traditional spa treatments, including hydrating facials, therapeutic massages, and slimming body wraps. Custom weight-loss programs supplement nutritional counseling and personal-training sessions with procedures such as vitamin injections.