Spring has sprung, but if you are not feeling the new season, maybe it’s time for a treatment to refresh your appearance. Incredible Veins Skin & Body can help you greet the season in style, thanks to non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can help you meet nearly all of your aesthetic goals. Whether you are looking for a way to enhance your face or sculpt your body, we have the treatments you need to look your best for spring and throughout the year.
If you are bothered by skin concerns like brown spots and visible veins, an IPL photofacial might be the right treatment for you. IPL stands for intense pulsed light therapy, a relatively new option in non-surgical skin rejuvenation. This procedure uses various wavelengths of light, which are delivered underneath the skin’s surface, to refresh the complexion and eliminate specific concerns. IPL treatments can work on any or all of the following skin issues:
- Redness and inflammation due to rosacea
- Acne breakouts and inflammation
- Broken capillaries and small spider veins
- Brown spots and freckles due to sun exposure or aging
The IPL penetrates the pigment or the blood in the visible vessel, breaking up the pigment or collapsing the vessel so the markings disappear over time. The procedure can be used on any area of skin and is frequently used to address sun-exposed areas like the face, chest, neck and the backs of the hands.
IPL treatments take less than one hour to complete and involve little or no discomfort. Patients are able to return to their regular activities as soon as the procedure is over. Some results will be seen right away, while others will take some time to develop. Brown spots tend to darken after treatment before flaking away. Results of IPL treatments tend to be long-lasting, while spots and vascular lesions are permanently removed.
Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally-invasive procedure that creates micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate the body’s own healing process. The procedure also promotes the body’s own production of collagen, a substance that is essential for supporting the underlying skin structure and creating the smooth supple look of younger skin. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which leads to skin laxity and the appearance of facial creases. Restoring collagen levels also effectively turns back the clock on the look and condition of the skin.
Micro-needling can be used to improve the following:
- Early signs of aging, like fine lines
- Shallow scarring from acne or chicken pox
- Uneven skin texture and tone
The micro-needling procedure is generally performed using a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. A small device called the Eclipse Pen is used to deliver multiple small needle penetrations into the skin, which stimulates the healing process. Patients can usually return to regular activities immediately following treatment. Some results can be seen right away, but those results will improve in the weeks following treatment as skin cells regenerate and collagen levels increase.
If spider veins are interfering with your enthusiasm for shorts season, sclerotherapy might be a good treatment option for you. This injectable treatment delivers a special sclerosing agent directly into those visible veins, causing the vessels to seal closed and collapse. The veins are reabsorbed by the body over time, while blood is rerouted to healthy veins nearby. Because the vein is destroyed completely, sclerotherapy is considered a permanent treatment for spider veins and small superficial varicose veins.
A sclerotherapy treatment session usually takes just a few minutes to complete and does not require any type of anesthesia. The injections are performed using a very fine needle. Patients may feel some burning as the solution goes into the vein, but the discomfort is short-lived. Most will return to regular activities as soon as the procedure is over. Compression stockings will likely be recommended for the first few days after treatment to encourage healthy blood flow and healing to the treatment area.
Venus Legacy Body Contouring
Are you starting to fear the body-baring fashions of the upcoming season due to the cottage cheese appearance of your thighs and buttocks? Cellulite is a common problem that affects the majority of women by the time they reach the childbearing years. Venus legacy smooths away the dimpled appearance and gives your skin a healthy glow. In addition, this procedure effectively tightens skin in the treatment area for a more youthful appearance and a circumferential difference you will be able to see and feel.
Venus Legacy is a non-invasive, painless procedure that can be used on nearly any area of the face or body. The procedure heats the underlying skin structure without burning the outer layers of the dermis. In fact, some patients compare the experience to a hot stone massage. After treatment, you will be able to return to your regular activities right away. You will need a series of treatment sessions to achieve full results; the total number of treatments will depend on how you respond to the procedure and the amount of reduction you want to see. Once you achieve those results, an occasional maintenance treatment will be all that is required to keep up your new look.
Spring has arrived, which means summer isn’t far behind. The warmer temperatures mean skin-baring clothing that can make you self-conscious if you have specific concerns that have not been addressed. At Incredible Veins Skin & Body, we help you eliminate those issues, with treatments that are virtually painless, safe and very effective.
While our procedures are effective, it may take some time to see your full results. Now is the time to schedule your first treatment so you will be ready when the temperatures start to climb. To learn more about any of these procedures or find out which treatment is the best for you, contact Incredible Veins Skin & Body today at 818-446-2995.