Spider Veins

May 3, 2019

Spider veins, especially, are a common appearance as we age. It’s not a huge cause for concern, and spider veins aren’t necessarily painful, but they can be unsightly confidence killers.

The good news is that you can do something about your spider veins, and it doesn’t have to be a big deal!

What causes spider veins?

There are a number of things that can cause spider veins. Common causes include:

  • Pregnancy – when you’re pregnant, the amount of blood in your body increases and causes the veins to enlarge.
  • Age – as we age, so our valves in the veins weaken.
  • Hormones – hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause, as well as taking certain progesterone or estrogen medications and birth control pills can result in spider veins.
  • A sedentary lifestyle.
  • A family history of spider veins.
  • Sun exposure – too much time in the sun can lead to spider veins on the nose or cheeks, especially if you’re fair-skinned.
  • Obesity puts extra pressure on your veins.
  • Standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time or sitting with your legs crossed too often.

Spider veins are an inflammatory process, so they can be painful. The veins get stretched out and dilated, and that means they send local inflammatory messages to your brain, resulting in pain and swollen legs.

Thanks to laser therapy, you can minimize the appearance of your spider veins.

How laser therapy helps with spider veins

When spider veins are still superficial and relatively small, lasers like ClearScan can be set to precisely target the pigment in your veins. This causes the blood to coagulate, destroying the veins.

It’s a quick and fairly painless movement that feels a little like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Depending on how many veins must be treated and the density of each vein, a session can take anywhere from just 15 minutes up to an hour.

ClearScan

If your spider veins are sore or simply unsightly, it’s time to have them removed. ClearScan can help restore the color and tone of your skin. The laser treatment works to gently eliminate visible vascular structures and broken capillaries from the skin’s most upper surface.

The laser energy heats up those unwanted vessels, making them a whole lot less noticeable, or removing them completely.

Here’s what happens during a treatment

When you arrive for a ClearScan procedure, you’ll receive safety glasses or shields to protect your eyes. Next, laser energy is delivered to the area of the skin that requires treatment.

You might feel a brief hot or warm sensation as the laser pulses are absorbed by your spider veins.

How long your treatment will take all depends on the size of the area being treated.

Recovering After ClearScan spider vein laser removal

Healing time depends on the treatment. In most instances, there is no downtime and you can carry on with your day right away. You may experience a little redness after your treatment, but this subsides within a few hours.

Fast-Acting treatment for fast results

Some spider veins disappear immediately with laser treatment, while other destroyed vessels may become lighter or simply less visible in appearance.

The laser treatment works to collapse the unwanted vessels, so over a period of time, your body will naturally re-absorb the vessels, the same way you heal from bruises.

The process can take around several weeks.

You may need several treatments

How many treatments you will need also depends on the severity of your spider veins, and you may require several treatments for success.

Improvement lasts for a number of years at a time, but new veins may develop over time, which means you’ll need to book a touch-up treatment as necessary.

Preventing spider veins

Of course, once you get rid of your spider veins, you’ll want to prevent more developing.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Get regular exercise
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid sitting or standing for longer periods
  • Elevate your legs when you’re resting
  • Avoid crossing your legs when you’re sitting
  • Avoid tight-fitting clothing around your legs and waist

Spider veins can be sore, and they can certainly knock your confidence. But thanks to ClearScan laser treatments, they can be removed quickly and effortlessly!

Book your ClearScan treatment today at ENVY Skin Clinic.

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Age spots, blemishes, and sun damage are the first indications of your age. Years of unprotected sun exposure, lack of a skin regiment, along with the natural process of aging, can leave the skin looking unhealthy and wrinkled.

Know that there is help at hand! Forever Young BBL is a photo facial treatment that’s proven effective when it comes to treating signs of aging. There’s no surgery, no downtime, with minimal discomfort involved.

BBL aims to treat the most common signs of aging and sun damage. What sets this non-ablative laser treatment apart is that it treats the underlying layers of your skin, where most signs of aging occur.

How Forever Young BBL works                                                          

BBL treatment is completely non-invasive. It’s designed to deliver a targeted broadband light to not just the surface layers of your skin, but the deeper layers, too. We can adjust the strength of the treatment based on the extent and depth of your fine lines and wrinkles to achieve the desired results.

One of the amazing things about this treatment is that it is proven to change the expression of genes that are associated with increased longevity. In other words, with regular use, BBL can help turn back the clock on your face.

When you schedule a consultation, we’ll take you through the treatment process. BBL involves using light energy to treat a whole range of skin conditions and signs of sun damage and aging.

We use the light energy to heat up your upper layers of skin. Your skin then gently absorbs the heat to stimulate collagen growth along with the growth of new skin cells. The results are smoother skin with fewer wrinkles and healthier skin.

More BBL Benefits

Forever Young BBL can treat so much more than just fine lines and wrinkles, including:

  1. Age spots

Age spots aren’t cute when they give away your age or, worse, make you look older than you are. Age spots show on the skin as rounded, flat patches of black or brown skin. BBL is a powerful treatment that will zap those spots, penetrating deep into the layers of your skin for beautiful results.

  • Sun damage

The sun emits ultraviolet light that can damage your skin. Over time, this results in wrinkles and dark spots. Forever Young BBL treatments can help reverse sun damage and erase early signs of aging. The treatment can also tackle spots and redness caused by the sun to keep you looking fresh and young.

  • Blemishes

Nobody wants unsightly facial blemishes. BBL treatments will penetrate the skin as much as necessary to get rid of them. BBL offers dramatic results, too, leaving you with a smoother appearance.

You are a Photo Facial candidate

Both men and women seek out non-invasive treatments to achieve a smoother, clear complexion and to improve skin firmness, pigmentation, and elasticity. Thanks to advanced Forever Young BBL technology, treatments can now be customized to suit your skin type, which means most people are candidates for treatment.

Forever Young BBL is a safe and effective way to achieve healthier, younger looking skin. We recommend 3 to 5 treatments initially 4-6 weeks apart 1-2 annually for optimal results.

Book your Forever Young BBL treatments today at ENVY Skin Clinic and start your journey to healthier looking skin.

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You can beat acne scars!

 

If you suffer from acne or have in the past, the thought of living blemish-free has probably led you to a medicine cabinet filled with creams and medications. These treatments may offer powerful results, but they also have possible side effects.

For those of you looking for alternatives to deal with acne scars, there are a few clever solutions worth considering.

Different Types of Acne Scars

Before we get into the ways to deal with scars, it’s worth noting that there are several different types. Some go away over time and others may be permanent.

  1. Skin Discoloration

Sometimes, healed scars can leave your skin looking discolored. You may have heard these scars called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The skin discoloration can remain visible even months after acne lesions have healed.

  1. Macules

Macules are red, flat spots found where acne lesions used to be. They can last several weeks and then eventually fade.

  1. Loss of Tissue

Acne scars caused by a loss of tissue are common. They go by many names including ice pick scars, soft scars, follicle macular atrophy, depressed fibrotic scars or even atrophic macules. These scars look sunken, kind of like pits.

  1. Tissue Scars

Some kinds of acne may leave scars that look like raised growths of tissue. These are either called hypertrophic scars or keloids and are caused by excess collagen production in the skin.

Now that you know there are a few different types of scars, let’s take a look at ways to deal with them.

How to Deal with Acne Scars

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer with amazing healing properties. To help get rid of your scars, scoop around a quarter of a teaspoon of organic virgin coconut oil into the palm of your hand. Let it melt and then use your fingertips to massage the oil onto the scarred skin, leaving it to soak in.

You don’t need to wash the oil off since the essential fatty acids and vitamins will continue working and improving the health of your skin as long as it’s on your skin.

If the oil feels a little too heavy for your liking, try leaving it on for at least half an hour and then use an all-natural cleaner to remove it.

  1. Rose Hip Seed Oil

When it comes to naturally healthy skin treatments, rose hip seed oil is in a class all of its own. For optimum health benefits, make sure you use organic cold-pressed oil. You can apply the treatment once or twice a day to reap all the essential fatty acid benefits along with the advantages of trans-retinoic acid.

  1. Venus Viva

Venus Viva™ is a non-surgical solution for skin resurfacing that corrects signs of skin damage and improves the appearance of acne scars and other scars, stretch marks, rosacea, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, and uneven skin texture and pigmentation..

  1. Microdermabrasion

This is a much less intensive treatment compared to dermarolling. During your treatment, a spray of tiny crystals is used to remove surface skin. The good news is that there is no downtime and with several treatments, you can treat those annoying scars.

  1. Gentle Exfoliating Products

Exfoliation helps to get rid of dead skin. It can also help minimize the appearance of red spots and acne scars. Removing dead skin is important since it can clog your pores and lead to the return of your acne.

Here are a few tips for exfoliating:

  • Before using any products, talk to your dermatologist to determine the right treatment for your skin type.
  • A soft microdermabrasion cloth works well for exfoliation. The microfibers suck the oil and dirt from your pores without added rubbing or pressure.
  • If you have dry, sensitive skin, limit exfoliating to no more than twice a week. If your skin is oily, you can exfoliate once a day.
  • Once you’ve rinsed with a cleanser, dry your face well and gently massage your preferred exfoliator onto your face for three to five minutes before rinsing.

Acne scars can knock your confidence, we know. But there are plenty of ways to deal with them, depending on the types of scars you have.

Book an appointment at ENVY Skin Clinic to find the best solution for your skin.

 

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Looking to fade your age spots, remove unwanted hair and make your skin look younger? Try Broadband Light! Safe, effective and easy to use, Broadband Light (BBL) by Sciton, Inc. is quickly becoming the latest and greatest skin care treatment on the market.BBL Blog 11.9.15

BBL treats a variety of skin conditions for every age and skin type, delivering bright pulses of light to your skin tissue over a broad range of wavelengths.

BBL treatments use interchangeable Smart Filters for adjusting wavelengths, enabling the device to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. The treatment also employs temperature control through its adjustable cooling system, enabling its sensors to precisely maintain any temperature between 32-85 degrees for optimal comfort.

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BBL is capable of treating a wide range of skin conditions, including:

  • Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Freckles
  • Birthmarks
  • Spider Veins
  • And more!

With a plethora of safe and effective treatments for any age or skin type, it’s no surprise that BBL is quickly becoming the skincare industry’s MVP!

Laser Hair Removal

March 22, 2013

Eden Prairie and Mendota Heights Laser Hair Removal – The Envy Skin Clinic Difference

Envy Skin Clinic in the Twin Cities features 4 different Laser Hair Removal Lasers:

The Alma Soprano
The Sciton Joule and Sciton Soprano
The Lumenis Lightsheer Duet

LHREnvy Skin Clinic in the Twin Cities features 4 different Laser Hair Removal Lasers:

Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a procedure in which hair is destroyed by utilizing a long pulse laser. This process has been designed and perfected through years of research and experience.

The laser parameters are carefully determined by examining the anatomy of the hair follicle and precisely matching the laser light and pulse duration to the follicle size, depth and location. This process prevents the regrowth of the hair in the designated treatment area.

Laser hair removal is performed by a specially-trained laser specialist who distributes the light of a long pulse laser onto the skin. The laser works by disabling hairs that are in their active growth cycle at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter their growth cycle at different times, 6 treatments are necessary to disable all of the follicles in a given area.

Our lasers can treat all skin types, including tan skin, safely and effectively.

Guarantee*
We offer a written guarantee to anyone who purchases a package of 6 treatments. Simply put, if you’re not hair-free in 6 treatments, you have, depending on the package, between 1 year and 18 months to come back for touch-ups, for FREE!

*Guarantee does not apply to pigmentless or velus hair.

Types of Hair Removal

Envy Skin Clinic offers hair removal on all areas, including, but not limited to:

Brow Laser Hair Removal
Upper Lip Laser Hair Removal
Chin Laser Hair Removal
Full Face Laser Hair Removal
Full Chest or Back Laser Hair Removal
Bikini Area Laser Hair Removal including Brazilian and French
Full Leg Laser Hair Removal
Feet and Toes Laser Hair Removal

Envy Skin Clinic serves the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota, including Minneapolis and St. Paul

A recent study from Stanford University reports groundbreaking findings that are as close as we’ve come to a true “Fountain of Youth” supported by peer reviewed science. With this exciting new work from the Dermatology Department at Stanford University, for the first time, we have scientific evidence that this BroadBand Light does more than just improve the appearance of lax skin and pigmentation on the skin; the presence of genetic modulation demonstrates skin repair to a healthier more youthful state.

Offered here at Skin Envy Skin Clinic, these Forever Young BBL™ treatments are on the forefront of safe, scientifically proven anti-aging treatments.

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