How Microneedling Minimizes Lines and Wrinkles

Designed to increase the vitality of facial skin and improve its clinical health, microneedling is a safe, simple, effective, and minimally invasive technique that was developed to rejuvenate the skin.

Before and After with ProCell Microneedling Procedure

The original concept, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), involved repeated microneedling that deliberately damaged the skin so that tissue repair would be triggered by the very powerful natural wound-healing ability of the body. Whether rollers or pens were used, the process produced natural collagen, which is contained naturally in healthy skin, giving it flexibility, elasticity, volume, and strength. As the skin ages, collagen breaks down, causing wrinkles and facial lines because the skin doesn’t have natural elasticity and volume.

But science and technology are constantly evolving, and collagen stimulation has become much more sophisticated and effective.

New Microneedling Technology

The latest microneedling technology uses human growth-factor serums and stem cells to reduce the signs of aging skin including fine lines and wrinkles. More specifically, Procell™ MicroChanneling & Stem Cell Therapy creates minute, invisible-to-the-eye micro-channels and, instead of simply damaging the skin to induce the production of collagen, it stimulates stem cells in the skin and immune system. Elastin is also produced, helping to improve the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Above all else, the process is gentler and more effective.

Even though there is very little damage to the skin, the newer microchanneling process stimulates the same natural wound-healing response that results in the release of proteins in the form of stem cytokines and potent peptides, and generates new, healthy epidermal growth. Not only does it minimize lines and wrinkles but it also works to get rid of acne scarring, stretch marks, and burn scars.

In essence, scientifically improved microchanneling is microneedling at its best!

Additionally, there are specialized products that, used during and after the new microneedling stem cell therapy, accelerate the production of hyaluronic acid, which, like collagen, is found naturally in the body. Like collagen, hyaluronic acid adds volume to the skin and it also hydrates it, helping to make it look younger and considerably more healthy.

Even a single treatment usually improves the quality of a patient’s skin, but it is generally recommended that six treatments spaced a month apart are undertaken for more permanent improvement. It is an accepted fact that monthly treatments are more likely to result in a dramatic improvement in the tone of facial skin, as well as its elasticity, firmness, smoothness, and even its sensitivity. The skin tends to thicken after two or three treatments making the results more noticeable. At least six treatments are generally recommended for wrinkles and laxity.

Microneedling at The AgeLess Center

The AgeLess Center now offers Procell MicroChanneling as our preferred microneedling procedure. During treatment, we use the Livra Microchannel Delivery Solution that contains hyaluronic acid and stem cytokines. Both are ingredients that occur naturally in the skin and help to reduce inflammation.

As part of our post-care treatment, we use the Livra Cellular Renewal Serum and Livra Healing Accelerator both of which also contain hyaluronic acid, stem cytokines, and much, much more. The “hero” ingredient in these products is taken from human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells that basically control the healing process when human tissue, including the skin, is injured in any way.

Contact us to schedule an appointment or to find out more about microneedling and microchanneling.

Which is Best, Botox or Juvéderm?

We all want to be ageless, and the good news is that there are ways of slowing down aging and looking years younger than we really are. But the challenge is to find the treatment that works best for you.

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta, Georgia offers a range of procedures including Botox, various dermal fillers, and a number of other non-surgical treatments for cosmetic enhancement. Two of the favorites with our loyal customers are Botox and Juvéderm. So which is best?

While a Botox procedure will cost you less than a Juvéderm procedure, each has its own advantages, and we know that our customers have their own preferences that lead them to chose one rather than the other.

So, which is best, Botox or Juvéderm?

Benefits of Botox

Used to provide temporary reduction of wrinkles, particularly those between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and those horrible crow’s feet below the outer corners of the eyes, Botox has been administered successfully worldwide since 2002.

It’s a prescription medicine that is non-surgical in nature. In essence, the way it works is that it blocks nerve impulses to the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines.

Botox is a procedure that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – initially as a treatment for eye-muscle disorders. It is made from a neuromuscular botulinum toxin and is totally safe.

Benefits of Juvéderm

Juvéderm is also used to temporarily reduce wrinkles, but is more often chosen as a procedure that will get rid of those nasty creases that form between the corners of your mouth and bottom of your nose, as well as the lines that form under the eyes.

Also non-surgical in nature, it is made from a substance that occurs naturally in human skin – hyaluronic acid – that adds volume to the skin and hydrates it. The newest Juvéderm formulation contains lidocaine, that is incredibly quick to take effect, ultimately reducing the need for anesthetics.

So Which Procedure Should You Choose, Botox or Juvéderm?

Both Botox and Juvéderm effectively reduce wrinkles using non-surgical procedures. Neither will achieve a permanent effect, but both achieve immediate results that AgeLess customers value.

Whether you want to try Botox or Juvéderm, the professional team at the AgeLess Center will answer any questions you have about the procedure and advise which we believe will be best for you.

Contact us now, we look forward to meeting you.

Juvéderm for Fuller Lips and More Confidence

Juvéderm is a popular product that is used to help correct age-related issues caused by a lack of volume in the skin. It helps to minimize and smooth out facial folds and wrinkles and is particularly effective for adding volume to create fuller lips.

What is Juvéderm Made From?

Juvéderm is a gel filler made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our skin adding essential hydration and volume.

The newest Juvéderm formulations contain lidocaine that numbs the skin for a limited period of time, minimizing any form of discomfort during the procedure.

Signs of Dehydration and Volume Loss

The most obvious signs of volume loss are facial wrinkles and folds. These include what many people call smile and frown lines, and nasolabial folds (or parentheses lines) that stretch between the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth.

Additionally, as people age, their cheeks might begin to flatten and facial skin might start to sag.

These effects are generally caused by a loss of not only hyaluronic acid but collagen as well. Like hyaluronic acid, collagen also occurs naturally in our bodies. It is protein that gives shape, integrity, and strength to many tissues, including the skin.

Using Juvéderm for Fuller Lips

Some people find that their lips thin over time, as they get older. Others have lips that are naturally thin in appearance, regardless of age.

Whether you have lips that have thinned because of age, or you simply want your lips to be fuller, Juvéderm may be the best solution.

Using Juvéderm for More Confidence

When we look good we generally feel good, and without any doubt, most people who feel good about themselves are more confident.

While the aging process certainly doesn’t cause a lack of confidence in everyone, there is little doubt that fuller features, including fewer wrinkles and lines, can help to improve confidence.

If your skin and lips lack volume, and you think you are looking old and tired, Juvéderm might be exactly what you need right now. Juvéderm treatments are quick (about 15 minutes), and they last for anything from four to six months.

The AgeLess in Atlanta offers Juvéderm treatments as well as a host of other treatments that will help age-related skin volume issues. Contact us if you want to try treatments for wrinkles, bags under your eyes, or ugly lines, or you want to try Juvéderm for fuller lips.

Worried About Wrinkles? Rejuvenate Your Skin with Botox, Restylane or Juvederm

Just as a weekend away at a quiet retreat can rejuvenate the soul, there are a number of cosmetic procedures that can rejuvenate our skin and make us feel young and revitalized.

We all know that aging takes its course over time. We tend to feel less energetic and get tired more quickly. Our memories are not what they used to be. Our hair begins to go gray, and our skin begins to look its age. There is no one scenario, but common effects of aging include wrinkles, furrows, and lines on the face and neck.

There are a number of cosmetic procedures that will help to rejuvenate your aging skin, including Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm.

Botox in Atlanta

Botox was introduced in 2002 as a product that could provide a temporary solution for ugly glabellar lines that form between the eyebrows of men and women. Subsequently, it has also proved effective in minimizing furrows that form on the forehead as well as crow’s feet that form below the corners of the eyes.

Even before this time, Botox was used medically to control eyelid, neck, and shoulder spasm, and to help rectify post-stroke spasticity, and well as crossed eyes and the lazy eye condition. It did this by “lifting” the eyelid and eyebrow above the eye, a technique that doctors discovered also reduced visible lines and wrinkles.

While Botox is not a permanent solution, it can be incredibly effective. Done regularly, this non-surgical procedure can be repeated every few months for a longer lasting result.

Restylane in Atlanta

Approved by the FDA to add volume to the lips, Restylane has become a very popular treatment for filling out other parts of the face and neck where the skin has become lined and wrinkled. It is also effective for combatting dark circles under the eyes and sunken parts of the face caused by aging.

A high tech skin moisturizer, Restylane improves the elasticity of the skin and helps to make it a lot firmer and fuller, at the same time rehydrating it.

Unlike Botox that needs to be repeated quite frequently, the effects of Restylane generally last between 12 and 18 months.

Juvéderm in Atlanta

Another popular filler treatment, Juvéderm doesn’t last as long as Restylane (only about nine months), but it also rejuvenates the skin and rehydrates it. It also fills in facial lines and wrinkles and generally makes the skin look a lot smoother than it really is.

So if you want to feel younger, consider a rejuvenating session at The AgeLess Center in Atlanta. It might just give you a new lease on life.

Cause and Treatments for Spider Veins

A surprisingly common condition, spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but less defined and closer to the skin’s surface. They are often blue or red in color and resemble tiny spider webs in the form of short, fine lines that form on the legs or face.

Like varicose veins, spider veins (which are also known as leg veins) are often caused by a back-up of blood in the veins. This usually happens when the valves in veins weaken. However, spider veins may be caused by hormonal changes, by excessive exposure to sunlight, and also injury.

While spider veins are very common, particularly in people over 50, there are ways to lessen the risk of them developing. There are also ways to help treat them.

Common Causes of Spider Veins

One of the reasons spider veins frequently occur in the legs is due, quite simply, to the pressure of body weight along with the force of gravity. Unlike veins in other parts of the body, leg veins have to endure enormous pressure as they carry blood from the feet to the heart. If the pressure is stronger than the valves in the veins, spider veins – and quite likely varicose veins – are likely to form. When people are obese or overweight, there is even more pressure on the veins in the legs!

Sometimes people are born with weak vein valves, which will increase the risk of spider veins. They also seem to be hereditary, so if other people in your family have them, there is more of a chance you will too. But being aware of preventative causes can help prevent them. For instance, a general lack of movement can be a strong factor, particularly for people who sit cross-legged or with their legs bent. Even if you have to stand for long periods of time, your leg veins will be forced to work a lot harder pumping blood to the heart.

Exposure to the sun is another cause that can be controlled. While fair-skinned people are most likely to develop spider veins on their nose or cheeks, it stands to reason that everyone should use protective sun creams if they are going to be exposure to harsh sunlight.

Pregnancy is another common cause of spider veins. As the uterus grows there is increased pressure on the veins. The volume of blood in the body also increases during pregnancy, which commonly causes veins to become more enlarged than usual. Additionally, hormonal changes during pregnancy as well as during puberty and menopause appear to contribute to the development of spider veins. Medication that contains estrogen and progesterone (including birth control pills) could also contribute to the formation of spider veins.

Another very common cause is increasing age, which none of us can control. The fact is that as we age, the valves in our veins weaken and they don’t work as well as they did when we were younger.

How to Help Treat Spider Veins

Spider veins don’t normally cause serious health problems, but they can be ugly, make us feel old, and they can also cause discomfort. Left untreated, they could develop into varicose veins that can result in quite serious health problems.

The most common treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy, which involves dosing the veins with a special solution that makes the veins close and may help them to disappear. It is a minor procedure that doesn’t require surgery or anesthesia.

If you suffer from spider veins and are in Georgia, visit The AgeLess Center, the leading studio for cosmetic enhancement. Their spidervein treatment is regarded as the best in Atlanta for service and for price.

The Best Cosmetic Procedures to Minimize Wrinkles

Wrinkles are inevitable. They happen when we age although some people get them earlier than others. Some people get more wrinkles than others, and some get them earlier when they are younger.

If you’ve got wrinkles you will identify immediately.

The question is. What, if anything, are you going to do about them?

If you prefer the alternative to plastic surgery, these are the most popular options:

  • Xeomin
  • Botox
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Belotero
  • Perlane

Xeomin

A neurotoxin that was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use quite recently, Xeomin is recommended for the reduction of forehead wrinkles and ugly crow’s feet that are wrinkles that form at the outside edges of the eyes.

Botox

The very first botulinum toxin approved by the FDA for cosmetic use, Botox has been around for 15 years. Initially, it was used to treat ugly lines that form between the eyebrows, but it is also effective for eliminating forehead or frown wrinkles and crow’s feet. Millions of people have had successful Botox treatments.

Radiesse

A product that fills wrinkles, Radiesse helps to increase the production of new collagen that gives volume and flexibility to the skin. This minimizes the furrows formed by wrinkles and effectively fills out the cheeks and other facial indentations.

Restylane

Also approved by the FDA for cosmetic use Restylane fills out the lines, folds, and wrinkles that form between nose and mouth. It contains hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that, like collage it makes the skin full and elastic.

Belotero

A filler that utilizes the same compounds used in Juvederm and Restylane, Belotero has a totally different formulation that has been designed to minimize wrinkles and fine lines that form under the eyes, above the lips, and on the cheeks. It can even be effective in camouflaging shallow facial scars and acne scars.

Perlane

Like Radiesse, Perlane helps collagen to form in the skin and fills out wrinkles, particularly those that form between the mouth and chin. Like Restylane, it contains hyaluronic acid that also helps to get rid of wrinkles.

The Best Cosmetic Treatments in Georgia

If you want to do something about your wrinkles, but prefer to limit treatment to a cosmetic procedure, The AgeLess Center in Georgia is a great place to go. While the professionals there cater primarily for people who live in Georgia, the center has clients that fly in from others parts of the country to ensure they get the best, most affordable, professional, and friendly treatment possible. If you’d like to arrange a consultation don’t hesitate to call The AgeLess Center today.

Look Great at Holiday Parties with Treatments from The AgeLess Center

We are fast approaching that time of the year when social occasions become the order of the day – and night. For this reason, you’re going to want to look your very best.

But what if you’ve got dark bags and circles under your eyes, or wrinkles on your forehead and crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes? Or perhaps insufficient eyelashes are bothering you. You don’t want plastic surgery and you can’t afford any significant downtime from work or from holiday social commitments, so what can you do?

The answer is non-surgical cosmetic enhancement at a reputable botox and facial filler studio.

If you live in Georgia or visit from time-to-time, The AgeLess Center offers a number of solutions for anyone who wants to look their very best at holiday parties. None of these involves any form surgery, and all procedures are undertaken in our comfortable studio in Atlanta.

Treatments That Will Have You Looking Great at Holiday Parties

The AgeLess Center offers a number of different cosmetic procedures, all of which are affordable and effective. Here is a brief guide to help you decide which one will be best for you:

  • Xeomin Designed to make skin look youthful and feel beautifully smooth, Xeomin is a great option if you’ve got crow’s feet or wrinkles on your forehead. It’s a neurotoxin that is FDA approved.
  • Botox Probably the best-known cosmetic procedure, Botox is also great for minimizing wrinkles.The very first botulinum toxin that was approved by the FDA for this purpose it’s also probably the most popular treatment worldwide.
  • Radiesse Also designed to get rid of wrinkles, Radiesse restores volume in the skin and in this way minimizes ugly lines. What’s particularly appealing about this procedure is that Radiesse stimulates production of natural collagen that naturally increases volume and flexibility in the skin.
  • Juvéderm Another product that will add volume (particularly to the cheeks and lips), Juvéderm contains hylauronic acid that occurs naturally in the skin. It works really well at getting rid of smile lines between the nose and lips. It’s a very quick process.
  • Restylane FDA approved, Restylane is aimed at getting rid of those smile lines or folds that develop between the nose and corners of your mouth. The product also helps to create a more sensual lip shape by adding fullness. It’s also effective for other facial wrinkles.
  • Belotero If you’ve got shallow scars and very fine lines on your face, Belotero is a good option. It contains the same compounds as Juvéderm and Restylane but is an exceptionally good option for delicate skin area on the face, including those where the skin is very thin.
  • Perlane An FDA-approved product that helps to form collagen and also contains hyaluronic acid, Perlane makes the skin appear younger and increases fullness. It is particularly effective for minimizing those irritating lines that form between the corners of the mouth and nose.
  • Microdermabrasion Better known as a lunchtime peel (because it takes just half an hour to complete), microdermabrasion removes the top layer of dead skin cells from the face and neck. The process helps to renew cells that contain healthy collagen and make the skin look and feel refreshed and rejuvenated … and ultimately younger.
  • Latisse It’s great to be able to flutter our eyelashes; but if they are short and “inadequate” we can’t. Did you know that there is an FDA-approved treatment that can counter this? Latisse works from the inside of the body out and you can see good results within three to four months. It is though a prescription treatment.

Contact the friendly professionals at The AgeLess Center to make a booking or find out more about each of these treatments. Then you’ll be ready to party!

Value of A Lunchtime Peel – Microdermabrasion from The AgeLess Center

Safe and gentle, a microdermabrasion or, lunchtime peel, is also quick and effective. Which is how the technique got this nickname.

microdermabrasion lunchtime peel | the ageless centerTechnically, a lunchtime peel is a process of microdermabrasion that removes a fine layer of skin cells from the outer layer of skin (the epidermis) on the face and/or neck. The process helps to renew skin cells that contain collagen, which is why it feels softer and more pliable after the treatment. It also stimulates circulation.

Developed in Italy in the mid-1980s, microdermabrasion typically uses positive pressure to blast the outer layer of the skin with micro-fine crystals through a specially designed hand piece that is then used to vacuum the dead skin cells from the skin. The entire process only takes 30 minutes – less than a good lunch would take! There is no downtime associated with the procedure although some people find their skin is a little flushed for a short while after treatment. This usually doesn’t last for more than 20 minutes to an hour.

Microdermabrasion is safe for women and men of all colors and can be used to treat various skin conditions. Treatments have been clinically proven to help reduce wrinkles, fine lines in the skin, acne scars, and stretch marks. It can also effective for minimizing age and sun spots, enlarged and clogged pores, flaking and dry skin, and even uneven pigmentation.

People ask if a lunchtime peel is painful, and the answer is no. All you will feel is a sensation of vacuum suction and the tiny crystal particles making contact with your skin. Treatments are customized to maintain individual comfort levels.

The number of treatments you opt for will depend on the condition of your skin. Generally, people with acne scars require the greatest number of treatments.

So if you want to put healthier, better looking skin on your lunch menu call The AgeLess Center in Atlanta to book a microdermabrasion appointment now.

Get Ready for Bikini Weather With Leg Vein Treatments

As summer makes a comeback, bikini weather is on its way. This means we’re going to be exposing our bodies to the sun – and to other people.

Whether you’re going to be heading to the beach or planning to stick around your own swimming pool, you’re going to want to look your best. Perhaps you feel you need to lose a little weight, or you might want to get rid of facial wrinkles. But maybe it’s those spider veins in your legs that are worrying you.

Whatever your problem is, only you can do something about it. And now is the time to act.

What Are Spider Veins?

Considerably smaller than ubiquitous varicose veins, spider veins are relatively small, red, blue, or purple veins that become visible through the skin. They are most usual on the legs, but also show up on cheeks quite often.

Spider veins – also known as leg veins because this is where they are most commonly found – are more common in women than men. They also develop more frequently in older people. But don’t feel too bad about it, between 30 and 60 percent of all adults are estimated to have some form of leg, spider, or varicose veins.

 

Leg Vein Treatments

There are a number of ways that leg veins can be treated.

The Ageless Center in Atlanta offers a common leg vein treatment solution in the form of sclerotherapy. It is a simple surgical-free procedure and it produces minimal discomfort.

This treatment was designed to cause the veins to close and then disappear gradually. Give The AgeLess Center a call today to schedule your next appointment!

Can You Treat Laugh Lines with Botox?

A quick, incredibly effective remedy for age-related wrinkles, and facial lines caused by worry, stress, and a multitude of environmental factors, Botox is regarded as a cosmetic process. It’s much cheaper than surgery and a lot less painful.

The Botox Toxin

Made from a neuromuscular botulinum toxin that was originally approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for eye-muscle disorders, it is amazingly effective when used to minimize facial lines and wrinkles. The results don’t last forever, but the procedure can be performed regularly to maximize its cosmetic effects.

Botox is hugely successful in most cases when used to get rid of ubiquitous crow’s feet that form at the outer corners of our eyes, as well as common glabellar lines that are so common between the inner ends of brows. This in itself is enough to make anybody laugh, largely since smiling and laughter are common causes of these wrinkly lines in the first place! It is also used to treat wrinkles around the mouth, some of which were likely caused by smiling too – or maybe grimacing or frowning.

Botox is particularly effective in most cases for treating wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement in the facial area. These lines are usually associated with facial expressions – including laughing and smiling – and are very common around the eyes. The way it works is that the toxin weakens the muscles that make us squint and crinkle our eyes.

Because Botox only affects muscles nerves and not those that cause sensation, there isn’t a loss of feeling when patients are treated.

Botox for Medical Problems

Even though it was initially approved for a medical disorder, the FDA has approved the use of Botox for cosmetic purposes for anyone aged 18 to 65.

Interestingly, botulinum toxin was isolated for the first time in 1946, and it took four years for scientists to identify medical applications for which it could be used.

In addition to cosmetic uses, Botox is also commonly used to stop excessive sweating (known as hyperhidrosis), to control migraine headaches and muscle spasm (dystonia), as well as tension in the jaw, and other types of chronic pain.

Botox From The Ageless Center

If you are in Georgia and want a Botox treatment, The Ageless Center is a great option. Our prices are highly competitive and our service superior. We look forward to meeting you and making you smile.