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.

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.

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.