Get Ready for the Beach With Leg Vein Treatments at The AgeLess Center

Summer has arrived, and the beach is waiting. You’ve been working on your weight, and exercising to keep trim; but recently you’ve noticed ugly spider veins developing on your legs.

shutterstock_258767432Relax. Not only are leg veins more common than you probably realize, they are also quick and simple to treat. The most common treatment is sclerotherapy (see below), a minor procedure that doesn’t need any form of anesthesia, and is between 50 and 90 percent successful.

The professionals at the AgeLess Center in Atlanta use a simple procedure that produces minimal discomfort. All it involves is an injection into the vein of a special solution via a tiny micro-needle. Basically, the solution makes the vein close and gradually the spider veins disappear.

What Are Spider Veins?

Similar to varicose veins, but a lot smaller and closer to the surface, spider veins may be blue or red. Generally they take the shape of miniature tree branches or spindly spiders webs, and look little, jagged lines on the skin. Sometimes they cover very small areas of skin, but they can cover large areas too.

Spider veins and varicose veins most commonly show up in the legs because of the sheer pressure of body weight combined with the force of gravity. It stands to reason, because of all the body’s veins, those in the legs have the toughest task, having to carry blood all the way back to the heart.

The Cause of Spider Veins

While varicose veins are often caused by weakened or damaged vein valves, smaller spider veins are more commonly caused by the backup of blood in the system. They may also be caused by injury, hormonal changes, or (perhaps ironically) by exposure to the sun.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men suffer from some kind of veins problem. Factors that increase the risks of both varicose and spider veins include increasing age, hormonal changes, obesity, pregnancy, lack of movement (which implies a lack of exercise), genetics, and for fair-skinned people, exposure to the sun.

Are Spider Veins a Health Hazard?

While rarely a serious health issue, spider veins do commonly cause some discomfort, usually in the form of burning or itching.

Sclerotherapy

As mentioned above, sclerotherapy is the most common treatment used for spider veins. It is also a common treatment for varicose veins. The procedure is minor, and all it involves is an injection of a liquid chemical into the spider vein. This causes the walls of the vein to swell, stick together and then seal shut. The flow of blood stops and the vein becomes scar tissue. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, in most cases it take just a few weeks to fade completely.

In addition to the fact that no anesthetics are used, patients can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

One-off treatments don’t always work, and the same vein may need to be treated more than once. There are also a few side effects that some people suffer from, though these are minor and generally disappear soon after treatment. They include stinging, minor bruises and red patches of skin as well as spots and brown lines around treated veins. Even if blood gets trapped in veins when the treatment is done, this isn’t dangerous and is quickly relieved by taking aspiring and applying heat.

So before you head off to the beach, check your legs for spider veins and let the professionals at the AgeLess Center minimize them now. Then you can really enjoy summer.

Fotofacial Can Reduce Sun Spots

How FotofacialTM Can Reduce Sun Spots

It seems like whenever the word vacation is mentioned, the word ‘beach’ is automatically added to it in most cases. And we truly do love going to the beach! Lying out on the warm sand, listening to the waves, enjoying the rays, we have all the things we need for a relaxing getaway. The drawback to this for sun-worshippers is that sun spots can begin appearing on your face and skin after prolonged exposure to the sun without proper UVA and UVB sunblock.

Many people go outside every day without sun protection. It is second nature to run out the door and go to the park to walk your dog or throw a football with your kids in the yard. Sun protection isn’t just for the beach anymore! Most folks just do not think about the fact that applying sunblock these days is a necessity until it is too late. The dreaded appearance of sunspots can age a person beyond their years. Along with age spots, rosacea, broken capillaries and spider veins, our faces can tell a falsehood about our true age. Luckily, a procedure called FotofacialTM can remove these unsightly spot and renew your skin.

FotofacialTM uses IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, technology to remove sun spots with no discomfort or down time. Many people think that the use of a laser is necessary, but FotofacialTM is not laser therapy. This procedure works by the administration of a bright blast of light to the affected skin spots using high energy through the handpiece held by the skin specialist. Over several visits, the brown or dark spots caused by the sun will begin to fade and eventually disappear. FotofacialTM not only treats sun spots but age spots, broken capillaries, spider veins, and rosacea. These skin imperfections will be gone before you know it, and you’re left with refreshed, more youthful-looking skin. FotofacialTM also stimulates the production of natural collagen in your skin, which helps to rejuvenate your appearance.

Atlanta’s premier skin enhancement spa, The Ageless Center, performs FotofacialTM daily on many satisfied clients. With our competitive prices, excellent customer service, and outstanding skin enhancement therapies, The Ageless Center in the place to go in Atlanta if you want to rejuvenate your skin, correct imperfections, or if you simply want to look younger.

Call The Ageless Center today and speak to one of our skin enhancement specialists about FotofacialTM. We can brighten your appearance and ensure you’ll be back for more, and send your friends too!

Restylane® Can Bring Back Your Youthful Self-Confidence

The wonderful thing about youth is one’s worry free attitude towards aging.  However, as we grow older we become not only wiser but also more conscious of aging.  It’s a battle that is not always so easy to face but luckily, there are new non-surgical treatments on the cosmetic enhancement market that can bring back a more youthful, fresh look to you and your appearance and Restylane® is one of these.

Restylane® is a facial filler that includes a particular formulation of hyaluronic acid not derived from animal sources.  Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in our skin.  As a matter of fact, Restylane® was the first dermal filler with hyaluronic acid to receive approval from the FDA in the U.S., and subsequently became the first of its kind on the skin enhancement market.  Many people who have desired to improve their cosmetic appearance have had Restylane® injected into specific areas of the face for incredible and immediate improvement.

Restylane® works by attracting water molecules under the top layer of skin producing immediate results that last up to approximately three to six months.  The wrinkles and folds that we experience as a byproduct of aging are caused by the reduction of our naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, and because of this loss, our skin becomes prone to sagging and wrinkling.  When the dermal filler is introduced, the skin returns to its smooth, fresh, youthful look, reducing the wrinkles, folds and sagging.  This not only brings a smile to the face but a spring in one’s step at the excitement of looking young again!

The Ageless Center, Atlanta’s premier skin enhancement facility has been performing Restylane® on satisfied clients for over 10 years.  They offer the most affordable fees, flexible hours, same day service and a knowledgeable staff of experts allowing them to become the place to go for Restylane® in addition to other popular and well known facial fillers and facial enhancement procedures.

Call The Ageless Center today to discuss Restylane® treatment and set up a complimentary consultation with one of our specialists, 404.233.5255.

Why Perlane® Is the Dermal Filler of Choice for Many

There are a number of different specialized formulations, most of which are marketed under easily recognizable names like Restylane® and Juvederm®. These names are so often spoken in the cosmetic community that pretty much everyone has an idea what they are.  One of the newer injectable dermal fillers, called Perlane®, has burst onto the skin enhancement scene with great fanfare.

What is Perlane®?

Perlane®, an injectable gel similar to Restylane® and Juvederm® is composed of hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally occurs in our skin tissues. The significant difference between Perlane® and these other fillers is that the particles of gel are larger and therefore can be injected deeper into the skin.

How does Perlane® work?

The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® aid in forming new collagen beneath the skin’s surface.  When injected to the face areas that are sagging, sunken or have wrinkles or skin folds; it creates a fullness that naturally fills and softens to diminish the wrinkles and smooth the skin.

Perlane® works well in filling in the deeper facial wrinkles since it can be injected more deeply into the dermis, and the effects of this skin enhancement filler, although temporary, do last up to 6 months and produce a beautiful, more youthful look to the face.

The Ageless Center is the place to go in Atlanta for Perlane® and other injectable dermal fillers.  Their Perlane® treatment is competitively priced and their service is beyond compare as they welcome walk-ins and offer same day service!  If you are tired of your sagging, wrinkling skin and want to achieve a more youthful appearance by trying Perlane®, call The Ageless Center today for a complimentary consultation at 404.233.5255.

What’s The Buzz About Dermal Fillers?

Sagging skin, wrinkles, lines and loss of volume on the face are all natural parts of aging. Some embrace age with grace; however, many of us go to painstaking lengths to combat these signs of aging. There are many culprits, including lifestyle, genetics, smoking, prolonged exposure to the sun, habitual facial expressions and even sleeping the same way on your face for years that result in unwanted changes. With the advancement in dermal fillers, we now have a non-surgical option to combat facial imperfections from age.

Dermal fillers are injectable skin enhancers used by physicians and medical professionals in the aesthetics industry to minimize noticeable lines and depressions in the skin caused by age and/or injury. Folds, ridges and creases in the skin occur as we age and the elasticity that was once abundant becomes lost. Dermal fillers can restore our facial features and bring back a more fresh, youthful-looking appearance by stimulating collagen that already exists in our skin. These fillers are designed to come in the form of a painless injection into the skin for the sole purposes of improving one’s appearance. Most dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite, which are part of our body make-up and metabolized naturally over time.

The Ageless Center in Atlanta, GA uses a variety of dermal fillers, including Juvéderm®, Perlane®, Restylane®, Radiesse® and Belotero®. We pride ourselves in being one of the leading specialists in our field, with almost 20 years in the business. This translates into a very high client retention rate and many satisfied customers!

If you are interested in these revolutionary dermal fillers, call The Ageless Center today for a complimentary consultation! 404.233.5255.