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 $129, you get a spider-vein consultation and two sclerotherapy treatments at Vein Treatment Center of San Antonio (a $320 value).
Vein Treatment Center of San Antonio attacks unsightly spider veins with a combination of expert evaluation and unstoppable chemical remedies. Beginning with a 10-minute consultation, a seasoned vein voyager explores unwanted vessels using cutting-edge equipment to determine the underlying causes of the spider veins. Then, a 20-minute sclerotherapy treatment (a $160 value) injects a solution into the arachnocapillary that causes it to shrivel up and vanish. During a 30-minute follow-up session, a specialist will inspect legs for any lingering veins and perform another injection (a $160 value) to keep walkers in tip-top shape. Sclerotherapy requires no downtime, so customers can immediately resume their pursuit of one-upping a rival Rockette.
Vein Treatment Center of San Antonio
Veteran vascular surgeon Dr. William P. Kalchoff has established vein clinics across the world—from San Antonio to São Paulo—in order to help patients eliminate spider and varicose veins. At the Vein Treatment Center of San Antonio, his staffers use not only traditional vein-removal techniques but also more advanced laser treatments to gently and effectively erase noticeable vessels. Small needles are gently injected into surface veins during sclerotherapy treatments, which leave no scarring and require no anesthesia. Knotted and twisted veins known as varicose veins can be treated with a phlebectomy, which removes the faulty section of the vessel, whereas endovenous laser sessions effectively destroy the veins by subjecting them to a visual interpretation of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.
Along with offering vein-removal treatments, the clinic provides advanced aesthetic services at its adjoining MedSpa de Abeja. Dermal fillers are injected into the face to temporarily remove fine lines and deeper-set wrinkles, whereas aestheticians rely on Cellex-C and Obagi products to brighten and even skin tone during facials.