To learn exactly how injections can get rid of visible veins, read on.
When describing the effectiveness of sclerotherapy to the New York Times in 2009, Dr. Brian Zelickson called it "the gold standard of spider-vein treatment." This nonsurgical procedure helps minimize the appearance of varicose or spider veins by individually injecting them with a saline-based solution, which causes the malfunctioning blood vessels to swell, then collapse, then dissolve over the course of several weeks. Blood is rerouted through the nearby veins and arteries, and although many of these treatments are performed for cosmetic purposes, this redirection may also help to relieve local aching and swelling.
Until the 1940s, physicians employed a number of different methods to trigger the collapse of unwanted veins—including iron- and mercury-based formulas—but these occasionally caused their own problematic side effects. Treatment centers no longer use these solutions; instead, researchers continue to develop inventive new techniques to bolster the efficacy of sclerotherapy procedures. Some of these innovations include injectable foams, which more effectively fill large veins without leaking into the surrounding tissues, as well as ultrasound-guiding technology for more precise injections.
"My life is making art with the human body," says Dr. Robert A. Shumway on the website for his boutique clinic, Shumway Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shumway has made an illustrious career out of trimming waistlines with tummy tucks and liposuction and balancing features with nose jobs and face-lifts. He also strives for innovation, adopting new methods of breast augmentation and employing lasers to rejuvenate the skin.
While Dr. Shumway is known for his transformative procedures, his practice also offers surgery-free enhancement. Aesthetic services refresh complexions with lasers and injections. The clinical staff also specializes in medical-grade chemical peels, reducing the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and seemingly permanent milk mustaches.
For the past 15 years, SK Clinic's Dr. Stephen Krant has received the same professional honor: La Jolla Light's Best Plastic Surgeon designation, determined by a reader vote. It's no surprise he's such a crowd pleaser. The Yale School of Medicine alumnus has performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, all of which include consultations that touch on important questions, such as, "What makes you happy?" and "How do you measure success?"
Aside from artful surgeries, SK Clinic's team offers beauty treatments, too. The med spa offerings run the gamut from laser hair removal and injectables such as Botox to spa facials to brow lifts, body contouring, massages and micro-needling.
The experts at Beauty Mark Shop Inc. specialize in transforming aging, dull, or splotchy complexions into flawless ones. This process can’t be standardized; instead, the team has perfected the art of tailoring treatments to the client’s skin type. Those treatments range from LED therapy—whose beams treat wrinkles and sun damage by boosting collagen and elastin production—to a skin-brightening treatment that evens out complexions. More traditional facials, meanwhile, cleanse and exfoliate with products by Dermalogica and Sothys, rather than the original face wash, a face-sized puddle.
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Dr. Scott Ricke, the medical director of The Institute for Aesthetic Medicine believes a beautiful appearance can be attained through noninvasive, surgery-free techniques that leave patients rejuvenated with minimal downtime. His laser and radio-frequency treatments tighten skin and cosmetic injectables reduce facial wrinkles. Susie, the aesthetician on staff, performs similarly noninvasive skincare services, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and ultrasonic pore cleansing.