What is Fat Freezing, Does it Work and is it Safe ?

A lot of us struggle with stubborn body fat. So much so that we spend hours in the gym trying to work that excess fat off. But as you know, there is always some weight you can’t seem to lose no matter how much you exercise.  When you find yourself out of options, it’s time to check out CoolSculpting- a groundbreaking fat freezing procedure that zaps the fat right out of your body! And guess what? You can try CoolSculpting right here at Denver Vein Center!

What is Fat Freezing?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling elements to eliminate fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.

Does it Work?

Yes! CoolSculpting is the number one non-invasive fat-reduction procedure in the world and 92% of patients that try this fat burning surgery, noticed a reduction of fat in the treated areas!

While professionals customize each treatment to your body type, everyone’s body is different, so results vary from person to person. Most patients see results as early as three weeks after their first treatment with the most dramatic results seen between one and three months.

Is it Safe?

CoolSculpting is safe, and FDA approved in the United States. To date, over six million procedures transpired worldwide, and side effects include but are not limited to:

  • Pulling, tugging, and mild pinching sensation
  • Intense cold to targeted areas
  • Tingling, stinging, aching, or cramping at the treatment site
  • Numbness at the treatment site
  • Temporary redness/swelling
  • Blanching, bruising, tenderness
  • Itchy, skin sensitivity

Denver Vein Center is top-rated for CoolSculpting procedures in Denver Colorado. To find out if the treatment is for you, call us for a consultation today!  

 


What Causes Broken Blood Vessels on the Face?

Spider veins on the face, also referred to as facial telangiectasia, is a common complaint among men and women today. Telangiectasia affects approximately one-third of female adults and 40% of men in the U.S.

These delicate vessels are often thought of as broken but instead, are enlarged blood vessels that aggregated to the surface of the skin. While usually harmless, and appear mostly on the chin, cheeks, and nose, are oftentimes signs of underlying medical conditions.

Common causes of spider veins

Alcohol Use: Chronic alcohol intake can raise blood pressure and enlarge the delicate blood vessels of the face.

Aging: Aging skin becomes thinner allowing blood vessels to become more visible. These vessels are also more fragile making them prone to break and appear spidery in appearance.

Pregnancy: Blood flow increases during pregnancy, so it intensifies the effects of telangiectasia on the face.

Sun Exposure: Skin damage caused by overexposure to the sun can result in broken blood vessels across the nose, chin, and cheeks.

Rosacea: A chronic inflammatory disorder of the skin resulting in redness of the face and increased visibility of broken blood vessels.

Telangiectasia is not just a cosmetic problem, however, and can come with symptoms such as pain, itching, aching, blood clots and even spontaneous bleeding. While some of the effects are treatable with skin care regimens, prescription medicines and the avoidance of triggers that can worsen the condition, seeking professional help can be beneficial.

Denver Vein Center offers some different treatment options to remove spider veins which may improve your overall appearance and health. For a pre-treatment assessment to determine the best plan of action for you, please get in touch with us today!


Microneedling at home? Here’s the health concerns to watch out for!

Chances are you have heard of microneedling. It’s a process that uses a specialized device, such as the SkinPen®, to create microscopic holes in the skin to improve its overall appearance. While wildly popular and successful at the dermatologist’s office, people are seeking ways to perform this treatment at home by use of a dermaroller. However, braving this procedure on your own is not without its risks and dermatologists don’t recommend it.

Why?

At-home devices are not as efficient nor do they offer the same results as having the procedure done by a professional. As such, tackling the treatment at home won’t significantly impact skin conditions such as acne scars and wrinkles and could, in fact, make them worse!

Safety is also an issue.

If you fail to execute the appropriate techniques or the needles are not sharp enough, you risk tearing your skin. In addition to tears, other risks to consider are:

  • Infection
  • Nerve and blood vessel damage
  • Disease transmission
  • Scar formation
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin inflammation
  • Allergic reactions and more!

In attempts to prevent these risks, the FDA released a “draft guidance,” which assists in determining if the at-home microneedling device you are using is considered a medical instrument that should only be used by trained professionals or safe to use at home.

If your device claims any of the following, it’s a medical tool and not recommended for home use:

  • Treats scars
  • Treats wrinkles and deep facial lines
  • Treats cellulite and stretch marks
  • Treats acne, dermatoses alopecia
  • Stimulates collagen production or angiogenesis
  • Promotes wound healing

Those safe to use at home claim to:

  • Facilitate exfoliation
  • Improve skin’s appearance
  • Give skin a smoother look/feel
  • Illuminates skin

While you may be tempted to give microneedling at home a try, you risk making the condition you are trying to correct worse. At Denver Vein Center our trained professionals can give you the results you’re after with little to no downtime. So don’t risk damaging that beautiful face of yours!

Call now to schedule your FREE consultation with our Aesthetician to see if the procedure is right for you!


Denver Vein Officially Joined the CoolSculpting 500 Club!

Denver Vein is excited to announce that we have officially made the CoolSculpting 500 club! Thus our team is now recognized for performing more than 500 CoolSculpting treatments. Excitedly, due to its popularity here in Denver, those numbers will continue to rise!

Here at Denver Vein, our doctors specialize in this non-surgical, fat freezing technology. By using this unique controlled cooling technology to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells, patients experience little to no downtown after the treatment.  

And yes, it works! 92% of patients that try this noninvasive fat burning surgery, noticed a reduction of fat in the treated areas and 8 out of 10 are likely to recommend this procedure to their family and friends!

CoolSculpting is revolutionizing how plastic surgeons approach body contouring procedures, and Denver Vein is offering you all a chance to see how it works!  

Join us at our office for a free lunch on April 11. Will are hosting a live CoolSculpting demonstration from 11:30 am until 1 pm. Not only will you get to see how the procedure works, but you will also get lunch, a free evaluation and the opportunity to win exciting win prizes totaling over $1000! Those who come are also eligible to win a cycle of CoolSculpting- which we will pick up the tab on! It’s a win-win for you!

With the summer season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to see what the buzz is all about! We will see you on April 11, and please, bring a friend!


Hello Kybella®. Goodbye Double Chin!

As we age, we start to develop unsightly fat in unwanted places. More specifically, under our chin. When we are younger, we have a clear, defined jawline that visibly separates our neck from our jaw. Over time, the skin loosens, and we can’t tell where one starts and the other begins, which is broadly known as the infamous double chin or submental fat.

Submental fat affects both men and women. Genetics, weight gain, and age are all determining factors. Unfortunately, changes to your diet and exercise do little to fix it. This problem area is almost impossible to curb on our own and can cause low self-esteem and even depression.  

Well, don’t freight! Kybella® is an aesthetic treatment that makes it possible to remove the stubborn fat and give you back the face you once loved!

What is Kybella®?

It’s a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid that permanently destroys fat cells. The first and only FDA approved injectable treatment on the market, targets the troublesome spots and eliminates the fat within it. What’s even more exciting is once Kybella® destroys the fat, the cell is incapable of ever storing it again!   

Clinical studies testing Kybella® on patients proved that it is not only safe, but it works. Because deoxycholic acid is a secondary bile acid with metabolic byproducts that occurs naturally in our bodies, it’s an organic fat kicker and one of the body’s best-kept secrets.

How does it work?

A trained healthcare professional like those of us at Denver Vein Center, administer Kybella® by injecting it right into the submental fat under the chin. The number of injections depends on the person and varies from one treatment to the next. A minimum of two procedures per patient is required. Depending on the patient’s goals, no more than six treatments will suffice with visible results occurring within two to four treatments.  

Before the procedure, a prescription numbing cream is prescribed by doctors which patients are advised to apply one hour before the treatment. Kybella® overall is relatively comfortable, but the professionals at Denver Vein Center have Ibuprofen and Tylenol on-hand to manage any discomfort.  

Interested in a free evaluation?

If you’re troubled by the fat under your chin and are looking for a surgery-free solution, give us a call to see if Kybella® is right for you!