As we age, we lose volume in our face resulting in lines around the mouth, sunken cheeks, loss of contour around the lips, and wrinkles. Many of these products are used to re-volumize an aging face. These include product fillers such as Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Belotero®, Radiesse and Voluma. Fillers can also be used to add volume to the lips and hands.
IPL Photorejuvenation may be the ideal treatment option if you:
IPL Photorejuvenation is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots, most benign brown pigments and redness caused by broken capillaries. IPL Photorejuvenation can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and high satisfaction.
A broad spectrum of light is transmitted with the IPL handpiece through a small, smooth, transparent lightguide which is gently placed over your skin. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions. The body's natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even tone and texture, and a more youthful appearance.
IPL Photorejuvenation can be used to treat any area of the body. The most common areas are the face, neck, chest and hands.
Most people can safely receive an IPL Photorejuvenation treatment. However, always consult with your physician to find out if IPL is right for you. Be sure to also ask your physician about all the other benefits of IPL treatments!
First, a cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you may be given dark glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from the bright light. The pulses of light are applied to your face, and you may feel a slight stinging. Each treatment typically takes about 20 minutes. Treatment is generally administered in a series of four to six sessions, and you will see gradual improvement that yields excellent long-term results with very low risk and very minimal downtime
Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these super-fine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it. A number of factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including heredity, pregnancy and other events that cause hormonal shifts, weight gain, occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing, and the use of certain medications. Spider veins usually take on one of three basic patterns. They may appear in a true spider shape with a group of veins radiating outward from a dark central point; they may be arborizing and will resemble tiny branch-like shapes; or they may be simple linear and appear as thin separate lines.
The treatment of spider veins is done with sclerotherapy. In this rather simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps. Sclerotherapy can enhance your appearance and your self confidence, but it's unrealistic to believe that every affected vein will disappear completely as a result of treatment. After each sclerotherapy session, the veins will appear lighter. Two or more sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results. You should also be aware that the procedure treats only those veins that are currently visible; it does nothing to permanently alter the venous system or prevent new veins from surfacing in the future.