Leg & facial vein treatment in Birmingham
What are spider veins and varicose veins?
Spider veins and varicose veins can cause embarrassment, especially when wearing shorts and bathing suits. The reddish-purple lines on your legs are not unhealthy, but they can certainly cause discomfort and be a cosmetic nuisance. Many women work hard to get their legs in shape but are embarrassed to show their legs because of unwanted veins.
The veins are not “broken” but are actually dilated vessels. Now we can obliterate these networks with the simple injection of a sclerosing solution. The chance for a greatly improved appearance is greater than 90 percent.
What causes spider and varicose veins?
What actually causes these veins to stretch is not completely understood. They occur despite weight control, diet and exercise. They become more numerous with age, but can occur even in the teens. Hormonal changes, particularly those caused by pregnancy and heredity, seem to be factors leading to the development of spider and varicose veins. Some even arise after trauma. They can occur on the face and may be related to excessive sun exposure. I know of no reliable means of prevention. Wearing support hose may help in some individuals. Weight control and low impact exercise may also help
Treatment with Perlane®
Perlane® is used to smooth moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). Perlane® generally lasts for about 6 months. It has been found to be a safe dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin.
Perlane® is injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle. It plumps the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds. Perlane®’s water-loving nature attracts and binds water molecules to help maintain volume. Perlane® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® is a crystal clear gel that is chemically cross-linked (the long chemical strands are tied together) to delay breakdown by skin enzymes. Perlane® is nonanimal-based and free from animal protein. This quality prevents disease transmission. Allergy pretesting is not necessary.
Treatment with Radiesse®
Radiesse® dermal filler may be used in an array of treatments ideal for correcting the signs of aging or adding natural contours to the face – without invasive surgery.
RADIESSE dermal filler is setting a new standard for cosmetic fillers. It uses advanced, calcium-based microsphere technology to deliver soft, natural-looking results you can see immediately. And unlike other dermal fillers, it also stimulates your body to produce new collagen, so you’ll continue to look more youthful and attractive over time. In fact for many patients, the benefits of treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler may last up a year or more.
Treatment with Restylane
Restylane is the world’s best-selling dermal filler. Restylane provides rejuvenating cosmetic beauty treatment for a natural, younger-looking you. Restylane is well tolerated, nonsurgical and long lasting (around 6 months).
Restylane is injected into the skin to restore volume to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane gives natural-looking results by restoring your skin’s fullness
Treatment with SCULPTRA®
SCULPTRA® is an injectable implant that contains microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic polymer from the alpha-hydroxy-acid family. SCULPTRA is reconstituted prior to use by the addition of Sterile Water for Injection, USP (SWFI) to form a sterile non-pyrogenic suspension.
SCULPTRA is intended for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus.
If you are interested in spider or vericose vein treatment, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Ginsburg at Ginsburg Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama.