Usually concealed beneath the skin, clearly visible veins tend to attract unwanted guests such as mosquitoes, vampires, and door-to-door salesmen hocking medical encyclopedias. Decrease visibility and increase vitality with today’s Groupon: for $139, you get $600 worth of spider-vein sclerotherapy treatments at Soluna MD, with locations in Coral Gables and Pembroke Pines.
At Soluna MD, a cosmetic or general venous surgeon performs sclerotherapy treatments to shrink and fade unsightly spider veins. Steady hands make 50 injections ($12 each) of a sterile sclerosant, which inflames the vessel lining, compressing the lumen and causing the vein to recede from the skin’s surface like a submarine sinking its way out of a pelican attack. Performed over the course of multiple visits, with no anesthesia required, these 50 injections typically suffice to address issues on two legs; other potential areas of focus include the arms or face.
THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.
Formerly a med spa, Soluna MD shifted gears in 2008 to focus more on the “med” aspect of the med spa, eschewing treatments whose job was only to pamper in favor of treatments that produced visible results, such as sclerotherapy, Botox, IPL facials, and chemical peels. But instead of letting its new medical services turn the office into a cold, clinical place, Soluna MD retained much of its med-spa comforts and ambiance. Patients relax atop padded massage beds during such treatments as SolunaSculpt SmartLipo Ultra, which permanently removes fat cells with a combination of ultrasound waves, lasers, and tiny incisions.
Before any treatment, patients can grab complimentary coffee and the occasional cake and cookies. They can also take advantage of consultations with cosmetic surgeon John W. Chang to learn more about Soluna MD's services or to discuss the advantages of adding a third ear to the elbow.