Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream for Younger Looking Eyes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. When people look into your eyes, you want them to focus on you, not on fine lines and wrinkles that may be present in the skin surrounding your eyes. Eye wrinkles are caused by reduced collagen and elastin in the skin as we age, but fine lines and wrinkles can appear much earlier than you might think. Sun damage, smoking, squinting, surgery, illness, injury, even smiling can cause our skin to age prematurely. Wearing sunglasses to prevent excessive squinting can help, but there’s more you can do to help ward off fine lines and wrinkles in the skin around your eyes.

Obagi Medical Products are carefully designed to help minimize the appearance of premature skin aging, sun damage, acne, skin damage, hyperpigmentation and more. Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream is a lightweight eye cream that is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes for firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Elastiderm Eye Cream is a leader in the physician-dispensed eye cream market.

Elastiderm contains a proprietary bi-mineral complex along with malonic acid, combined to deliver tighter, smoother looking skin. These clinically proven ingredients, paired with penetrating therapeutics, work together to help rejuvenate the look and feel of that delicate skin around the eyes. In a 9-week study involving over 30 subjects using Elastiderm Eye Cream two times per day, 97% of test subjects reported positive changes in the texture of the skin around their eyes.

One of the many benefits of Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream is that it has no expiration date! When you need the youth-enhancing results this eye cream can deliver, it will be there for you. Because it never expires, this age-defying eye treatment doesn’t stick around on our shelves for long.

For more information on Obagi products and which ones are right for you, call the Denver Vein Center today at (303) 777-8346.


Bulging Hand Veins

Admired, and even rewarded, in the competitive sport of body building, bulging and prominent veins are not something that most want to see on their hands. However, with age, many people’s hand veins become more prominent, making them look “old”. These bulging hand veins with their tortuous appearance can betray one’s age, and even make them look older than they are.

One of the body parts that seem to age faster than the others, hands whose veins do succumb to prominent bulging are considered unsightly by many afflicted with the condition. In a large majority of cases, conspicuous hand veins are normal, healthy veins that become more noticeable with time due to three age related factors:

1) the loss of skin and vein wall elasticity, 2) loss of subcutaneous fat and collagen, and 3) water content of the hand tissue. These factors result in a bonier appearance, with bulging veins that set off the bluish or purplish lines on the back of your hand.

For those of you that are not happy with bulging veins, there are solutions available. A couple of ways to treat hand veins include sclerotherapy and the use of dermal fillers.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that permanently eliminates a vein. Via a thin needle, a chemical (sclerosant) is injected into the vein which damages the vein’s inner lining causing it to collapse.

A temporary solution to reducing the prominence of hand veins is through the use of a dermal filler. A dermal filler is a naturally-derived or synthetic material that is injected into the skin for the purpose of plumping up the skin. Often used to treat facial wrinkles, it is also used to create fullness on the back of the hand in order to reduce the prominence of veins that appear larger when the hand’s skin loses subcutaneous fat and collagen due to aging. Some dermal fillers can last a year or more and even stimulate the production of collagen.

Though not typically indicative of a medical problem, swollen hand veins can be a symptom of vascular disease. If you notice these veins are larger or more visible than before, do discuss the issue with a medical specialist.

For more information on hand vein treatment options for you, call the Denver Vein Center today at (303) 777-8346.


Juvederm Voluma XC for Full Cheeks

Age related skin concerns don’t just extend to wrinkles and lines. Over time, cheeks may flatten out, sag, or just lose that fullness and glow that comes with youth. This is a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, referred to as age-related midface volume loss. This loss could be the result of low levels of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, as it is this substance that helps create the fullness that comes with youthful looking cheeks and skin. Rest assured, though, just because age can impact your skin’s fullness and healthy look doesn’t mean you don’t have options to regain that youthful appearance. Juvederm Voluma XC, by Allergen, was designed to create full, contoured cheeks and restore that youthful look and vitality.

Voluma XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel that restores your cheeks’ natural plumpness and gives you beautiful, natural-looking results. The Voluma XC treatment gives your skin just enough volume to contour your face and subtract years from your appearance right away. Designed specifically for the cheek area to make them appear more plump and youthful, this gel-like injectable instantly adds volume just below the skin’s surface. The treatment is quick, convenient, and a long lasting approach to skin care – it can last up to two years with optimal treatment. There is absolutely no down time, and you can immediately carry on with your day business as usual right after treatment.

Patients that took part in clinical studies of Juvederm Voluma XC reported looking up to five years younger, six months after treatment. When treated again after two years, patients needed less of the injectable to achieve their desired results.

For more information about this revolutionary injectable gel designed specifically to keep your cheeks looking youthful and healthy, call Denver Vein today at (303) 777-8346.


Kybella Treatment for Your Chin

Many are bothered by the appearance of extra weight beneath their chin. Some may refer to it as a “double chin”, but healthcare providers refer to this fullness as submental fullness. Submental fullness can be caused by genetics, weight gain, or aging and affects both men and women alike. Even with diet and exercise, sometimes the condition won’t go away and can make you look older or heavier than you actually are.

There is a new treatment to help improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. This treatment is called Kybella. Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable available to treat submental fullness. An alternative to surgery, this is a very effective treatment – 79% of those treated in clinical studies had improved satisfaction effective treatment with the appearance beneath their chin 12 weeks after their last treatment.

Injected into the affected area under the chin, Kybella destroys fat tissues. Once destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat again. Kybella’s active ingredient is called deoxycholic acid. This is a natural occurring molecule in the body that helps breakdown and absorb fat cells. Once injected and the cells are treated, the fat is removed from the area through the body’s natural metabolism.

The process typically takes about 15 – 20 minutes. Your healthcare provider will help determine the number of treatments needed based on the distribution of fat under your chin. Spaced no less than one month a part, up to six treatments may be administered to reach your desired results.

As with any medication or medical treatment, there are risks and side effects that must be considered when using Kybella. Consult with your doctor and healthcare providers to learn about these risks and side effects, and other requirements necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment.

Join us on Thursday, August 18th from 11:30 – 1:00, when Denver Vein Center will be hosting a lunch and learn session to provide you with more information about Kybella, and if it’s right for you. Call us at (303) 777-8346 for more details.


Important Things to Know About Sunscreen

Age Spot Removal

It is estimated that one person out of every five will develop skin cancer. That’s a pretty significant number and a very important reason to use sunscreen while out and about. But, just any sunscreen won’t do the trick. In a 2011 ruling the FDA has cracked down on marketing gimmicks and now require sunscreen labeling to be more detailed and accurate.

Ultra Violet (UV) radiation from the sun and artificial sources (such as from tanning beds) is classified as a carcinogen (cancer causing substance), by both the US Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization.

There are two kinds of rays and both of them can be dangerous.

  • UVA rays (or aging rays) can pass through windows and can prematurely age your skin and cause wrinkles and age spots.
  • UVB rays (or burning rays) are blocked by window glass and are the primary cause of sunburn.

Sunscreen labeled “Broad Spectrum” means it will protect against both UVA and UVB rays, and with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) value of 15 or higher it can not only protect against sunburn, but if used as directed with other sun protection measures, it can reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.

If a label doesn’t indicate “Broad Spectrum” and has an SPF of less than 15 it must have an alert stating it may only help prevent against sunburn and will not protect against cancer and premature aging.

SPF values higher than 50 can only be listed as “50+”, as ratings higher than SPF 50 show no significant added benefit and include more chemicals. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using sunscreen with at least a SPF rating of 30.

No longer can manufacturers claim sunscreen is “water proof” or “sweat proof”. If the sunscreen has a water resistant feature, it must be labeled as either “Water Resistant” (meaning it may be effective in the water for up to 40 minutes) or “Very Water Resistant” (meaning it may be effective in the water up to 80 minutes). After the indicated time it must be reapplied.

As well, manufacturers cannot identify these products as “Sunblocks”, as no application can effectively block 100% of the sun’s UV rays.