Where did summer go? All of a sudden there are leaves on the ground, it’s nippy at night, and the days are shorter. Mums and pumpkins are everywhere. As we don our sweaters and long pants, there is something very important to remember this time of year. Just because our extremities are covered, it doesn’t mean we can forget about our skin care routine. Although in the fall the sun, hot weather and chlorinated water may not be the major factors in drying out our skin, fall and winter introduce their own special ways to create dry, flaky skin.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen: Even though you may not be lying beside a swimming pool or luxuriating on a beach, you CANNOT forget the sunscreen. Watching a football game on metallic stands with the afternoon sun blazing down is just as damaging to your skin, despite the fact you may be wrapped in a blanket and drinking hot cocoa like your life depended on it. Bottom line, sunscreen is a daily essential, so keep it handy. At a minimum, use a daily moisturizer with SPF 25 or 30 and reapply throughout the day. Dr. Chapman recommends Tizo or Neova Sun Protection products.
Switch Out Your Body Cleanser: In the fall, we need to swap out those fruity, sweet clear shower gels we like in the summer for a creamier shower body wash that is hydrating but still has anti-bacterial cleansing properties. Indulge in a spicy pumpkin, winter-fresh, nutty or vanilla cookie scented wash. The same concept applies to your facial cleanser too.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate: Exfoliation is not just a warm weather hobby. Indoor heating, windy conditions, and cold weather can chap your skin, so exfoliation is essential for your moisturizing and anti-aging products to be most effectively absorbed. Exfoliate at least 3 times a week. You don’t need to scrub to exfoliate, instead of using toxin and chemical-packed scrubs, exfoliate naturally using fruit based scrubs, or an oil based scrub. Sounds crazy, but certain oils are actually good for your skin – it’s the sebum produced by your oil glands that causes the problems.
Moisturize Every Day: Dr. Chapman cannot stress it enough, moisturize every day to keep dry skin away. When your skin is dry but still moist after a shower or bath is an optimum time to apply lotion. It seals in the moisture already absorbed into your skin.
Keep Your Skin Care Routine Simple: Overuse of products is the biggest mistake people make in their skincare regime. Layering one upon the other, each one with different ingredients, can be irritating, and some ingredients cancel out each other’s benefits. What do you need for beautiful fall skin? A simple cleanser, sunscreen, a moisturizer, and a retinoid or retinol. Add in a gentle exfoliating product three days a week, and you are set. The simpler your skincare regimen, the more likely you are to stick with it. We carry a variety of product lines that offer the right skin care choices for you.
Analyze Your Skin: Used to have oily skin in the summer – always had a little “dew” around the nose and forehead, and now you now longer have to blot? Or is your normal skin feeling drier and flaking a bit? Or your normally dry skin extremely tight and chapped? With the transition of seasons, it is common that skin reacts to different elements and changes in response. You may need to switch some of your summer staple products. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chapman to establish a revised skin care regime.
In addition to exfoliating, you need to maintain that glowing skin with facials, peels and other skin freshening, tightening and collagen production boosting treatments that we offer at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic. Take the time to develop a skin care routine with Dr. Chapman. The holidays are just around the corner, and who doesn’t want to look their best? Learn about the sequence of facial procedures recommended by Dr. Chapman in our blog “Skin Rejuvenation to Sparkle for the Holidays“. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chapman at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic, on Old Alabama Rd. in Johns Creek, GA. The location is ideal for those living in Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanee, Roswell and North Fulton County, as well as patients from all over the Atlanta Metro area and beyond.
Labor Day Weekend has come and gone, Halloween candy is on the store shelves, and believe it or not, it’s almost the season for turkey dinners, stealing kisses under the mistletoe and champagne toasts for the New Year. For many of us, during the summer our skin has become weathered, dull, spotty, dry, and creased from being subjected to so many damaging elements: sun, glare, wind, sand, chlorine, bug spray, smoke from the barbeque, and a whole lot more. In addition, other factors besides environmental stresses may be at work to cause our faces to lose a youthful look over time: repetitive muscle action, loss of facial volume and loss of elasticity. You may ask, how do I renew, rejuvenate & repair my gradually aging, weather-worn summer skin for a healthy, glowing new appearance before the holidays? Dr. Jean Chapman suggests that RIGHT NOW is the best time to start facial rejuvenation procedures to look your sparkly best for the holiday season.
Why now you ask…the answer is that in addition to treating immediate concerns, recommended treatments such as Ultherapy and Sculptra, which promote healthy cell turnover in the skin, resulting in collagen production to lift, tighten and increase volume, often take between 3 to 6 months before optimal results are visualized. Wrinkle inhibiting injectables such as Botox and Dysport can be received closer to the holiday season, but remember that Botox typically takes at least 2 weeks to fully immobilize the muscles, and the little needle pricks take a few days to disappear. As well, injectable dermal fillers may cause some bruising and swelling, so it’s not wise to wait until the day before a party to have a cosmetic procedure and expect your party face to be WOW.
How Do I Get My Sparkle ON?
The goal is to reinvigorate your skin and appearance without making your appearance any less uniquely you, so you glow from the inside out. The process of getting your sparkle on incorporates several different objectives achieved with a variety of cosmetic dermatology treatments: stimulated collagen production; improved skin texture and tone; reduced fine lines and wrinkles; targeted plumping and tightening, increased elasticity and lifting; cleared skin; and a brighter more luminous complexion.
What is the Recommended Sequence for Treatments
For the optimum results, depending on age, skin condition, heredity, and problem area, Dr. Chapman recommends undertaking the four following treatments to recover from the summer, according to this 3 to 6 month timeline.
|TREATMENT||WHAT DOES IT DO||
WHEN SHOULD I DO IT
|Ultherapy||Non-invasive process uses uplifting ultrasound energy to tone, tighten, and lift loose skin by stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Brow, eyes, neck and decollete can be revitalized. Immediate improvement is evident, and collagen continues to be laid down for up to 6 months||
3 to 6 Months prior to event. Sustained improvement is seen for up to six months after initial treatment. Schedule by September or early October for optimal rejuvenation effects.
|Sculptra||A series of injections into the deep dermis layer of the skin to correct deep facial wrinkles and folds, and sunken cheeks. Recommended for volume replacement in the cheeks and temple areas where laser resurfacing won’t stimulate enough natural collagen to fill these areas. Not appropriate for lip lines or lip plumping.||
3 to 6 Months prior to event. Increased volume is not immediate, collagen stimulation takes approximately 1 month for visible results. For more chiseled cheekbones by Thanksgiving, NOW is the time to schedule your appointment.
|Fractionated CO2 Rejuvenating Laser||A deep laser skin rejuvenation process that treats one micro portion of the skin surface at a time with the appropriate amount of laser energy to ablate surface layer of skin while also stimulating new collagen growth of surrounding tissue. Skin will be visibly smoother, less wrinkled and tighter looking and sun damaged or acne scarred areas appear more evenly toned.||
2 months lead time required. The upper layer of skin crusts and peels, typically within 7 to 10 days, followed by several weeks of “pink” skin. As new collagen forms the tightening effects continue over the next several months.
|Injectable Dermal Fillers||Injectable dermal fillers such as Restalyne, target signs of aging like fine lines and deep wrinkles. They are used to improve facial contours by restoring lost volume to areas like under the eyes, cheeks, smoothing the nasal labial folds and marionette lines from the nose down to around the mouth and jawline, filling vertical lip lines, and plumping lips.||
2 weeks prior to an event is recommended, or earlier.
|Injectable Wrinkle Inhibitors: Botox and Dysport||Smooths wrinkles caused by muscle contractions, between the eye brows (frown lines), around the eyes (crow’s feet) and on the forehead by preventing the release of the protein that signals a muscle to contract.||
2 weeks prior to event for optimal wrinkle inhibition with Botox.
|Facials||Your choice of facial varies according to your skin type and desired outcome: moisturize after the summer’s sun exposure; deep-cleaning; or stress relieving to increase circulation.||
1 week prior to event give yourself one last splurge to exfoliate and brighten skin.
Remember the old nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, where you wish upon a star? Well now you can do more than wish for professional treatments that reverse skin damage to bring that sparkle back by the holidays. You can “twinkle, twinkle little star, don’t let people know how old you are” by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Chapman in the new LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic office, located on Old Alabama Rd. in Johns Creek, GA. The location is ideal for those living in Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanee, Roswell and North Fulton County, as well as patients from all over the Atlanta Metro area and beyond.
A relatively new phenomenon, hand-held cellphones and pad devices have been offenders held responsible for impairing our overall health, our eye site, our hearing, our sleep patterns, irradiating us, and even spoiling our personal relationships. Accidents occurring as a result of walking and/or driving while checking the smartphone have increased dramatically, sometimes resulting in loss of life. Now we have another potential side-effect – and the contest between appearance and technology is on.
Can smartphones prematurely age you? Our dependence on cell phones and other portable electronic devices appears to be sparking a relatively new phenomenon, but it could become a drooping jawline epidemic. It’s what is currently called “Smartphone Face” for lack of a better term. What is it you ask? Smartphone Face is a reflection of YOU with a combination of sagging jowls, double chins, and marionette lines. It begins to develop as a result of sitting for hours on end staring at your cell phone or laptop pad with a bent neck, head slightly forward. This lovely “downward gaze” position tends to shorten the neck muscles while simultaneously increasing our friend – gravitational pull – on the jowl area. Viola! We have drooping jawline! It’s especially noticeable during selfie sessions and video-chats. Even the younger generation is at greater risk for drooping jawline and neck creasing.
In and of itself, a smartphone isn’t going to cause drooping and line formation. Most physical symptoms of smartphone face can be attributed to genetics, the progressive skin laxity and loss of collagen associated with aging, and variations in weight. Combined with the downward gravitational pull of gazing into the mobile device, the lower portions of some people’s faces are naturally more susceptible to developing the indications of this affliction. While the least costly and most effective “cure” for Smartphone Face is to go cold turkey and abandon the use of your hand-held communication device, we all know in this world of gadgets that isn’t going to happen. That leaves other options of surgery or cosmetic treatments.
In recent years there appears to be a rapid rise (over 70% increase) in “chinplants” and other jaw-focused cosmetic surgery. So much in fact that a name has been coined for chin plant surgery to correct Smartphone Face – the “chintervention”. However, a chin implant can typically cost in the range of $7,000, and cost aside, it is not really the solution for most people, because in Smartphone Face, the principal problem is not bone loss which a chin plant corrects. It’s the interrelationship of fat and soft tissue loss with gravitational pull emphasized by the bent neck/downward oriented facial position.
So, a unless bone loss is your issue, you can avoid surgery and firm up your jawline with a plethora of less invasive techniques ranging from: face yoga; home gym neckline trainers and other facial exercises; chin sculpting dermal fillers, wrinkle inhibitor injections such as Botox; skin-tightening lotions and facials; liposuction/laser tighteners; and then there is Ultherapy treatment.
Ultherapy is LaserMed’s recommended non-surgical FDA cleared treatment that has the capability to lift and tighten those first telltale signs of technology – receding jawline, bulldog jowls, sagging skin on the neck and chin jiggle, with minimal downtime using a non-invasive procedure. Ultherapy™ works similarly to an ultrasound. A smooth applicator is placed on your skin, which projects an image onto a screen. Low levels of focused heat are delivered at just the right depth below the skin, leaving the skin’s surface undisturbed. Your skin then responds to the energy by triggering new collagen production, which forms a sturdy structure for your skin, giving it a natural lift and firmness over time. This process continues for 2 to 3 months after having the Ultherapy™ treatment.
The whole treatment is done in about an hour and is done in Dr. Chapman’s office located on Old Alabama Rd. in Johns Creek, GA. The location is ideal for those living in Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanne, Roswell and Johns Creek, as well as patients from all over the Atlanta Metro area and beyond. Just remember to keep your phone at eye level and your chin up when you text or gaze into your mobile device to maintain your youthful appearance.
Everyone loves indulging in a facial – who doesn’t enjoy being pampered? But aside from the relaxation and serenity perks, a facial can provide numerous health and wellness benefits. Your choice of facial varies according to your skin type and desired outcome. Do you want to moisturize after the summer’s sun exposure? Do you want to attack pores and acne with a deep-cleaning? Or is a stress relieving facial to increase circulation and eliminate the stress triggers for breakouts your choice?
Which Facial Do I Choose?
The basics of good skin care include proper cleansing, moisturizing, sun protection, and promotion of skin renewal and regeneration. At LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic, we recommend one of the following facial treatments using the finest products.
Cleansing: Cleansing facials have several purposes: Open the pores of the skin; slough off dead skin and toxins from the face, tighten and firm the skin by cleansing the surface using exfoliation, and reduce an overabundance of sebum that can cause blackheads and acne. LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic offers a SkinCeutical Deep Pore Cleansing Facial, which combines deep pore cleansing combined with an exfoliation glycolic gel peel, finishing with a Vitamin C firming masque. Botanicals in the corrective products are anti-bacterial, and the masque draws out impurities and oils that can be harmful to the skin and clog pores. Perfect for those with acne or teenaged skin type.
Increased Circulation: Certain custom facials are intended to boost circulation to facial skin layers. Our skin care expert will recommend what is perfect for your skin. This treatment includes cleansing, steam, extractions when necessary, a customized mask and a soothing neck and shoulder massage to improve circulation. This blast of oxygen-enriched blood plumps skin cells with essential nutrients and water, which furnishes your skin with a healthy glow. The result? The appearance of dry and wrinkled skin is diminished. The plus? Development of new skin cells which contributes to a youthful, healthy appearance.
Sun Exposure Correction: Your face is ready for a little renewal after a summer of sun, wind, heat and pollutants with this hydrating facial. LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic’s Epionce Sun Correction Facial corrects uneven skin tone and dark spots caused by over-exposure to the sun. Epionce products contain botanically based brightening ingredients without the use of Hydroquinone of Parabens. This facial is safe for all skin types.
Oh that spa feeling. Indulging in a facial is enjoyable, offers soothing relaxation, surrounds you with delicious smells, and encourages peace of mind and contentment – all while enhancing your appearance! So go ahead, give yourself permission to improve your inner and outer self. Whether you’re seeking a thorough cleansing, pore refinement or anti-sun aging benefits, visit our beautiful new office in Johns Creek, Georgia, serving the Atlanta area communities in North Fulton, South Forsyth, and Gwinnett Counties for a complimentary one on one skin care consultation with our experienced, highly trained aesthetician who can customize a skin care facial just for you. And for those who feel they need something with just a bit more correctional power, be sure to ask about our chemical peels and laser facial procedures. And don’t forget to check our monthly newsletter for the specially priced facial of the month!!
Does your chest have “turkey neck”? Are you tired of loving low cut tops but never wearing one? Don’t take off your bathing suit cover up? Do you have a drawer full of scarves to cover up your décolleté area? Like many of us who grew up using baby oil and iodine as our suntan lotion as we baked for hours in the sun trying to attain that perfect caramel color all the way down to our bones, we now are realizing the damage we caused to the delicate skin on our chests. But now LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic has great news to share for patients in the north Atlanta metro area!
Ultherapy announces the new and only FDA cleared non-invasive Décolletage Treatment for the chest to improve the effect of lines and wrinkles on the décolleté area. Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment is a 30 minute single ultrasound procedure with no downtime, designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. And it’s safe. What is so great is that Ultherapy Décolletage treatment can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in addition to the other Ultherapy lifting treatments which we provide on the face and neck.
Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment works by delivering the right amount of ultrasound energy at the right depths and the right temperature. This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, triggering the regenerative process that strengthens weak collagen and produces fresh, new collagen. Other methods used to reduce wrinkles, including lasers, radio frequency technology, and even surgery cannot bypass the superficial skin layers and target the deeper structural sub-layers of the skin. Part of the beauty of the treatment is that it uses traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows Dr. Chapman to see the layers of tissue being treated, ensuring the energy is delivered specifically to the targeted area.
Some patients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results are visible after about three months as new collagen works smooth skin on the chest. Most patients enjoy fresh, young collagen for at least a year after their procedure. As skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the natural aging process. Using sunscreen on the décolleté area is a must.
We are proud to be among the first providers of the Ultherapy Décolletage treatment in the north Atlanta metro area, serving residents of Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell and south Forsyth county. If you feel that you may be a candidate for the Ultherapy Treatment to help minimize the look of your décolleté area wrinkles, contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Chapman. It’s time to wear V necks again!
Does the thought of exposing your legs anywhere above the knee terrify you? Are Bermudas the only style of shorts you will wear? Do you search for a bathing suit with a skirt to provide the most coverage possible? One term says it all – cellulite. You are not alone in your frustration, and you are not at fault. Scientific study has found that, (unfortunately) women’s bodies are predisposed to develop cellulite. Statistics indicate that almost 90% of American women suffer from some degree of cellulite, and it is difficult to avoid developing the dimpling condition.
According to the current medical standards, cellulite is defined as subcutaneous fat and fibrous tissue deposits that result in the dimpling of the skin surface on the thighs, hips and buttocks, giving it an appearance akin to an orange peel or cottage cheese. The formation of cellulite is a result of five factors: accumulation of toxins; enlarged fat cells; water retention; poor circulation; and thinning of connective tissue. For most women, weight is not a determinant in developing cellulite. In fact, cellulite is often even more visible in thin women. Even maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise still does not always eradicate the cellulite, although building smooth muscle beneath the surface of the skin can help smooth out the surface to some degree, and a diet rich in non-processed foods can help decelerate the progression of the condition. Color of skin does not camouflage cellulite. In addition, cellulite does not disappear with traditional liposuction procedures – in fact – the bumpy, lumpy pockets may become more visible. Needless to say, cellulite is very stubborn.
Although there is no miracle cure for Cellulite, LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic introduces a groundbreaking new product from ResolutionMD to help minimize the superficial signs of cellulite. Although the system may be used on its own, results are particularly effective and enhanced when the Resolution Cellulite® System is used in concert with a series of LaserMed’s FIT non-surgical skin tightening laser treatments. FIT is a Multipolar radio frequency procedure which targets laxity and sagginess on the body and face for instant, temporary tightening. Combining the Resolution Cellulite® System with a series of FIT treatment sessions will maintain the FIT skin tightening effects and minimize the bumpy appearance of cellulite.
The application of the Resolution Cellulite® System follows a simple three step daily regimen:
1. Apply Cellurase™ Renewal Cream to targeted areas every night before bedtime. This formula contains high concentrations of Retinol, Vitamin C and Caffeine to reduce the appearance of cellulite by smoothing, firming and tightening your skin.
2. Apply Firming Moisturizer every morning before getting dressed. This product is designed to work in synergy with Cellurase™ Renewal Cream to enhance firming action and hydration while calming the skin. Superior results are achieved through the combination of the advanced Peptide Complex and Fruit Extract technologies with performance moisturizers and soothing botanicals such as Shea Butter, Green Tea, Aloe and Vitamin E.
3. Shower daily using Buff & Tone Body Wash, which combines exfoliating massage with high vitamin and amino rich Bladderwrack (Brown) Algae Extract along with Caffeine in the patented SalSphere™ delivery system infused into a bath sponge.
When using Resolution Cellulite System as recommended in conjunction with a series of FIT laser treatments for the most effective reduction in the appearance of cellulite, immediate tightening and lifting is visible. When using the Resolution Cellulite® System on its own, you can see modest improvement beginning as early as 2 weeks, although more defined results are evident after 4 to 6 weeks. Although complete and total elimination of cellulite is not a realistic expectation of this groundbreaking system, you’ll be wearing short shorts and thigh high bathing suits in a short time with the exciting, visible results that can be achieved. As with most cosmetic procedures, use of the Resolution Cellulite® System needs to be continued for maintenance of results.
LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic is pleased to offer the FIT skin tightening laser treatments and Resolution Cellulite® System as a package with special pricing in August 2014, or the Resolution Cellulite® System can be purchased individually. The FIT laser treatment is done in less than an hour in Dr. Chapman’s office located on Old Alabama Rd. in Johns Creek, GA, an ideal location for those living in Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanne, Roswell and Johns Creek, as well as areas outside of the metro Atlanta area.
Christy Brinkley has always been beautiful and now that she’s reached the big 60, she’s still beautiful and seems to be age proof. While she swears that she’s never had plastic surgery, she has admitted to having some “special” facials. So what could those facials possibly be? Speculations are that it’s Ultherapy®.
During the Extra video, Dr. Anna Guanche remarks on how she thinks Christie Brinkley may have had Ultherapy®. Her reasoning stems from how tight her jaw line and neck are which are exactly the areas that Ultherapy does it’s best work to treat and keep the face looking young. After all, there’s not too many 60 year old that look like Christie does without having had something done.
So would Ultherapy® do the same for you? While the treatment results vary from patient to patient, one thing is for certain, you will experience tightening in the jowl and neck areas and in the brow area. A lot depends on how much damage has been done prior to your treatment. If you wait until there’s a lot to repair, you may not get quite the same result and it may require more than one treatment to keep the benefits on going. While one treatment achieves fantastic results, your face continues to age and may require some maintenance treatments down the road.
Dr. Jean Chapman at Laser Med Skin and Vein Center in Johns Creek, has appeared on television shows frequently and often suggests Ultherapy® for people just starting to show signs of aging. As Christie Brinkley remarked, she has had many of these “special” facials, meaning she has been using it as a tool for some time to keep her face looking young and tight, and very natural looking.
Ultherapy® Lift is the only FDA approved, non-surgical skin tightening treatment for reducing the jowl area as well as tightening the neck. These are usually the first places that show signs of aging on people. The procedure is safe and there’s no down time. Results are natural but the effect can be life changing. Image looking years younger without surgery. There’s many believing that it’s Christie’s secret!
Laser Med Skin & Vein Center is located in Johns Creek, GA and conveniently located for people living in Alpharetta, Cumming, Suwanee, Duluth, Roswell, Sandy Springs and areas all around Metro Atlanta. People actually come from all over because they have heard that Dr. Jean Chapman is the primary provider for Ultherapy® Lift in the Atlanta area and has the experience and results to back it up.
The really exciting thing about Ultherapy™ skin tightening treatment is that it does work! Dr. Jean Chapman at Laser Med Vein and Skin Clinic in Johns Creek says, “This is truly a remarkable treatment. It’s the best non-surgical face lift that I have ever seen. My patients are so pleased with the results and happy patients make me very happy. I am getting patients from all over the Atlanta area. They are hearing about me and my practice, and what wonderful results I’m achieving from the Ultherapy™ treatment, and they want to experience it for themselves.”
Ultherapy™ goes to work on those first telltale signs of aging – jowling at the jaw line or sagging skin on your neck. It’s for those patients who want to maintain their youthful appearance before these aging signs become really noticeable.
Ultherapy™ is a non-surgical, no downtime treatment FDA cleared to lift and tighten skin on your neck, lower face and brow area, actually helping to reverse these signs of aging for a more youthful, refined profile.
Ultherapy™ works similarly to an ultrasound. A smooth applicator is placed on your skin, which projects an image onto a screen. Low levels of focused heat are delivered at just the right depth below the skin, leaving the skin’s surface undisturbed.
Your skin then responds to the energy by triggering new collagen production. Firming and tightening occurs because collagen forms a sturdy structure for your skin, giving it a natural lift and firmness over time. This process will continue over the next 2 to 3 months after having the Ultherapy™ treatment. Final results are a more open look to the eyes and a more youthful appearance overall. Many patients also tell Dr. Chapman that they found other areas of their face and neck felt tighter and firmer.
The whole treatment is done in about an hour and is done in Dr. Chapman’s office located on Old Alabama Rd. in Johns Creek, GA. The location is ideal for those living in Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Cumming, Suwanne, Roswell and Johns Creek. However, Dr. Jean Chapman attracts people from all over the Atlanta Metro area and is even seeing people from Macon, Augusta, Columbus and Savannah.
Don’t wait until aging takes hold of your face. You never need to look old with this amazing technology. Act now and maintain your youthful appearance. Call for your free consultation for Ultherapy™ 678-990-4900.
If you are a victim of spider and varicose veins, you know the embarrassment that comes at the very thought of wearing shorts or a skirt in the summer. No one wants to wear jeans in the summer in order to hide their spider and varicose veins. Endo Venus Laser Treatment is a brand new treatment that is available at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic located in Johns Creek, serving the surrounding Atlanta Metro areas. What is so different about the Endo Venus Laser Treatment procedure, its recovery process, and overall success rate from other vein reduction procedures?
This treatment for spider and varicose veins uses laser energy that is guided by ultrasound methods to heal the condition in a minimally invasive manner. All Endo Venus Laser Treatment sessions performed at the LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic will be done by Dr. Jean Chapman, a board certified phlebologist.
Endo Venus Laser Treatment uses an optical fiber that Dr. Chapman inserts into the corrupted vein. Once this is done, the laser will shine in the vein. The vein will then contract, after which the optical fiber will be withdrawn. Even though minor complications such as: numbness around the thighs; deep venous thrombosis; and bruising can occur after the procedure is completed, the rate at which spider and varicose veins reappear is less than five percent.
The skin over the treatment area will first be anesthetized. Dr. Chapman will then make a very small incision, after which she will insert an optical fiber into the varicose vein. Ultrasound will be used to confirm the compromised varicose vein. The optical fiber will then be heated with a low energy. The heated energy from the optical fiber will cause the vein walls to contract, shrink and close. After this happens, no blood will be able to flow through that particular vein. The painless procedure takes between 30 to 60 minutes.
After the procedure, there is little to no postoperative pain due to the minimally invasive nature of the treatment. Minor soreness and aches can be treated with over-the-counter medications. Dr. Chapman will encourage you to walk around and resume your normal routine in order to speed up the recovery process.
No one should have to deal with spider and varicose veins. Endo Venus Laser Treatment can be just the thing to get you back into those shorts! Call or email the LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic. We would love to answer your questions and address all of your concerns.
As we age, our hormones fluctuate naturally. However, as this occurs, some people experience a significant drop of one specific hormone; they may even stop producing it altogether. One clear example of this phenomenon occurs in menopausal women, whose hormone levels drop in addition a number of other symptoms. One way to restore a normal balance of hormones advocated by Dr. Paul Cox of LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic is hormone replacement therapy. While hormone therapy is not for everyone, the therapy does have some significant health benefits.
Hormone replacement therapy is the process in which a physician uses lab testing to determine the hormone levels of a patient. The doctor then creates a plan to restore these hormones back to normal levels by providing you with hormone specific pills or injections. Bio-identical hormones are recommended for this step because they have the same molecular structure as the naturally occurring hormones in the body. This similarity reduces the chances of side effects for patients.
The goal of hormone replacement therapy is to improve a person’s quality of life. Having balanced hormone levels will allow patients to feel and function at their best. Hormone therapy aims to decrease the symptoms associated with a hormone imbalance such as fatigue, weight gain, and decreased sexual drive Hormone therapy may also postponse the onset of certain diseases associated with aging that result from the lack of a particular hormone. These include dementia, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.
Atlanta-area residents who are experiencing a hormone imbalance should contact Dr. Paul Cox at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic. Dr. Cox is a skilled physician with experience in providing hormone replacement therapy.