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.

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!

Atlanta Xeomin Services Get Rid of Wrinkles and Make You Look Younger

With the reputation for the best facility in Atlanta to go to for Xeomin services, the trusted AgeLess Center in Atlanta also boasts the most affordable costs. So if you have typical aging affects on your facial skin like crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes or wrinkles on your forehead, the AgeLess Center’s Atlanta Xeomin services could be exactly what you need.

What is Xeomin?

Approved by the United States food and Drug Administration (FDA) Xeomin is a drug manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals for a number of issues including cervical dystonia that leads to neck pain and an abnormal head position. It is also used to treat an abnormal spasm of the eyelids, known as blepharospasm, sometimes caused by onabotulinumtoxinA, a type of Botox treatment.

Xeomin is also used to help minimize moderate to severe frown lines that form between the inside of the eyebrows of aging adults. It is not considered a permanent solution, but works very well for relatively short periods of time – up to six months. Without any doubt, Xeomin will make older people suffering from the inevitable physical effects of wrinkles feel and look considerably younger.

Currently the newest neurotoxin drug on the market that has been approved by the FDA, Xeomin is generally considered very safe. Worldwide, more than 84,000 people have been treated with it. Perhaps incredibly, the USA is the 20th country to use the drug.

Until 2012, Botox (which is a registered procedure) was regarded as the world’s most popular cosmetic anti-wrinkle, ant-ageing procedure. Xeomin uses the same active ingredient as Botox and manages to produce an effect that is smoother and produces an even better look that makes patients feel even younger.

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Xeomin Services in Atlanta - The AgeLess CenterFDA approved since 2002, Botox relaxes the muscles that contract causing wrinkles. It’s effective and has virtually no recovery time, as the AgeLess Center’s Atlanta Botox services prove. For years Botox has been preferred to surgery – which is costly and has a high recovery time – or superficial cosmetic treatments that work for a short period of time, but really only fade wrinkle lines.

Now Xeomin gives an additional, more effective yet less invasive option to wrinkles.

Implications of FDA Approval of Xeomin

FDA approval of Xeomin is based on two clinical trials carried out in the USA. As a result, according to the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), doctors are allowed to use it both on- and off-label to treat the facial lines and wrinkles that are treated by Botox and another drug, Dysport.

Xeomin Compared to Botox

If you are considering Atlanta Botox services or Xeomin services, you may want to compare the two options.

The AAFE draws attention to the fact that Xeomin doesn’t need to be refrigerated before it is used. It also doesn’t have anything added to the botulinum toxin type A.

According to the organization, this reduces the risks and means it is less likely that those treated with Xeomin will develop antibodies in response to attacks or so-called “foreign invaders.”

Both Botox and Xeomin show effects within a week and will last for anything from three months to six months. Despite this similarity, the AAFE warns that the two treatments should not be used interchangeably.

If you would like to use the AgeLess Center’s Atlanta Xeomin services to minimize wrinkles, contact us to make an appointment. We can guarantee that you will both look and feel a lot younger.

Get Visibly Younger Looking Skin With a Visit to The AgeLess Center

We all want to look our best for summer, so what are you doing to get ready for seasonal outdoor living and upcoming social events?

As we get older, it becomes a little more difficult to combat the typicalYounger | Skin | Treatments signs of ageing, and add radiance and a youthful look to your skin. But it is possible. What you need to do is target fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around your mouth and eyes, and your neck and hands. If you have visible veins on your legs, these can be treated too, and you can even do something to make your eyelashes grow longer, darker and look much fuller.

The AgeLess Center has an impressive range of non-surgical services that will meet your summer needs. Make an appointment now, or just pop in for a treatment.

Non-Surgical Treatments to Help You Get Your Skin Ready for Another Summer

Whether you want to minimize crow’s feet and lines on your forehead, add a sensual appearance to your lips, or smooth out your skin, the AgeLess Center has a treatment that will meet your needs. Your options, in alphabetical order, include:

  • Belotero
  • Botox
  • Juvéderm
  • Latisse
  • Leg Veins
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Perlane
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Xeomin

Belotero

Ideal for treating minor wrinkles and scars as well as fine lines on the cheeks and under the eyes, Belotero effectively makes skin look and feel smoother and younger. A filler-type product similar to Juvéderm and Resylane, Belotero is more suitable for delicate areas of the face. It is also a good option for people with thinner skin.

AgeLess Center Belotero treatments may be carried out on their own or together with other skin treatments.

Botox

Botox is a cosmetic treatment that will minimize facial wrinkles including crow’s feet, forehead lines and the furrow that tend to appear between the eyebrows, usually from frowning.

Administered as a quick, simple non-surgical treatment, Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles that tend to cause frown lines. Introduced in 2002, Botox is a prescription medicine that is approved by the FDA, and which has been used to treat 11.8 million people since then. Results are always noticeable, and there is no recovery time.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is one of the best treatments designed to add volume to cheeks and lips, as well as minimize various folds and wrinkles including so-called smile lines. It is also great for improving the appearance of skin under the eyes, and nasolabial folds that form from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the lips.

The treatment is in the form of a smooth gel that is made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found in the skin. The process used to apply it takes about 15 minutes and the results are immediate, with very little recovery time.

Latisse

A relatively inexpensive FDA-approved prescription treatment, Latisse works gradually over a 12 to 16 week period of time. Used to improve insufficient or inadequate eyelashes, it takes a few applications to achieve fabulous lush lashes.

Sclerotherapy for Leg Veins

Whether you have varicose veins or less obvious spider veins, sclerotherapy will close the veins and result in them gradually disappearing. It’s a simple procedure and one that causes minimal discomfort.

The success rate for this treatment is between 50 and 90 percent. If you suffer from leg veins it’s definitely worth the effort.

Microdermabrasion

A half-hour skin restoration process, microdermabrasion is often Younger Skinreferred to as the “lunch time peel.”

Your AgeLess Center therapist will use a hand-piece that uses crystals to remove dead skin cells and encourage the growth of healthy skin cells full of collagen. The result will be smoother, healthier skin that feels refreshed and rejuvenated and looks much younger.

Perlane

Like Juvéderm, the Perlane formulation is based on hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the skin, providing natural fullness and elasticity. As natural hyaluronic acid decreases in the skin as we age, folds and wrinkles inevitably form on the face. Perlane helps to form new collagen and this fills out wrinkles, particularly those from the mouth to chin.

This product is also FDA approved and produces long-lasting natural results.

Radiesse

Use to help sculpt the face and fill out wrinkles and other age-related facial depressions, Radiesse helps to stimulate the natural production of collagen in the body that we know is lost when we age. Even noses can be reshaped using Radiesse.

Results using this treatment are virtually instant and they are also long lasting.

Restylane

One of the AgeLess Center’s most popular treatments, Restylane adds volume to lips, giving them a more sensual look. It also fills in lines and wrinkles and helps to minimize ugly facial skin folds that are a natural part of aging.

Similar to Perlane, Restylane also contains hyaluronic acid, but it has smaller gel particles that help create a more instant effect. Results of just one treatment will last for about six months.

Xeomin

An excellent treatment suitable for minimizing wrinkles caused by aging, Xeomin is the newest neurotoxin approved by the FDA. Considered safe and effective, it minimizes crow’s feet and forehead frown lines and helps to keep the skin looking young and beautifully smooth.

So if you want to get a visibly younger looking skin, you know what to do! Call us now.

How does Radiesse® Work?

Unfortunately, there is no way to actually combat the process of getting older. It happens to everyone and it is definitely better than the alternative but getting older doesn’t mean you have to look the part. Younger people have skin with extra volume, suppleness and elasticity due to their high levels of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic. They are fairly bursting at the seams with these enhancers but as you get older you tend to produce less. Once your levels start to drop, especially collagen, you will start to notice the wrinkles and lines beginning to form in new placesRadiesse-Logo

Radiesse® is the first line of defense against losing that youthful look. It is a volumizer that immediately replaces lost structure and volume.

It could not be easier to use:

  1. Apply Radiesse® Volumizing Filler
  2. Instantly see new volume and life in your skin

Radiesse® immediately reduces the signs of aging, plus remember where we said that you start producing less collagen as you get older? Well, Radiesse® has a unique ability. It acts as scaffolding underneath your skin which provides immediate structure but it also stimulates your own natural collagen production. Using Radiesse® will not only give you an immediate reduction in wrinkles, lines and other age related concerns, it will continue to promote beautiful skin naturally.

It would be very difficult to find another product that could provide its users with these kinds of spectacular and ongoing results. So, if you want to find a youthful look along with a great value then Radiesse® Volumizing Filler is the way to go.

The AgeLess Center offers Radiesse® and other skin enhancing treatments at great price. Call 404.233.5255 to schedule an appointment.