Research shows that blotchy, uneven, dull skin can add up to 20 years to your appearance!
Your body produces excess pigment in reaction to inflammation, hormones and sun damage. Collagen and elastin are proteins that provide skin elasticity and tone. As we age, our skin produces less of these proteins. The result is a loss of suppleness, wrinkles and enlarged pores. In fact, your skin can age faster than you.
Laser skin resurfacing with new fractional lasers available at Advantage Dermatology in Jacksonville, Florida, can rejuvenate your skin and your appearance. Treatments are safe, and effective.
Fractional lasers are minimally invasive. They use high energy light to treat fractions of the skin, selectively removing microscopic columns of tissue while leaving the surrounding skin in tact. This offers visible improvement with little pain and recovery. Leaving areas of surrounding skin untreated shortens healing time and stimulates the body’s own natural process to create new collagen, plump the skin from below and remove skin imperfections.
Some estimates suggest between 30-60% of adults suffer from spider veins. Spider veins are dilated blood vessels in a branching pattern usually on the face, thigh, and lower leg. Spider veins are progressive and will increase in number and visibility with age. New spider veins may form over time and require treatment every few years to maintain improvement.
What causes spider veins?
A combination of genetics, hormonal changes, excess weight, prolonged standing, trauma, sun damage, and aging.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure to treat spider veins. A special solution is injected into the veins, which irritates the vein and causes it to shrink and collapse. Over a few weeks, the vein is absorbed into the body and fades away. There is no down time.
Sclerotherapy is safe and proven, and causes little, if any, discomfort. The benefit is improved appearance. Multiple treatments may be necessary.
Side effects include bruising, color changes and possibly some small areas of scarring. Complications are rare.
A good candidate is in good health, has a positive attitude and has no history of blood clotting disorders.
After care requires that the patient avoid the sun for at least 3 months. Initially for the extremities, the patient must wear compression hose.
If you are embarrassed by prominent spider veins on your face that are unsightly, and you need makeup to camouflage them, sclerotherapy may be the answer you seek.
At Advantage Dermatology in Jacksonville, Florida our providers will discuss your issues and overall health, and recommend the best treatment for you.