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Lunchtime Laser Is More Than Corrective: It Turns Back The Clock

Medical Cosmetics often focuses on the corrective aspects of procedures and products whilst neglecting the cumulative benefits of consistent treatment. With our new Lunchtime Laser program, we hope to encourage our clients to consider the long-term benefits of laser, and not just the immediate WOW factor.

 

Every laser and light based therapy we use has a specific application:

 

We can diminish redness in the skin as well as reducing and removing brown spots; leaving clients with a peaches-and-cream complexion that is a sure sign of youthfulness.

 

We can stimulate collagen production deep into the dermis; plumping skin, reducing fine lines, evening out textural irregularities, and even tightening pores.

 

We can gently remove a portion of the old epidermis, revealing the fresh youthful skin below.

 

But beyond treating the “symptoms” of aging, are you aware of the long-term benefits of getting laser and light based therapies?

 

Science is starting to confirm what we have been observing anecdotally for years now: Laser and Light based therapies may alter gene expression in the skin. What does that mean? It means that getting regular laser and light treatments not only address the signs of aging, but also could be responsible for your skin expressing or “acting” like younger skin. A turning back of the clock, so to speak.

 

This is something that we have suspected for a while in the industry. People who consistently get laser and light based therapies have amazingly youthful looking skin that goes beyond looking “good for their age”.

 

Lunchtime Laser treatments -which are an array of quick, comfortable, no-downtime treatments- will not only combat the various signs of aging like: wrinkling, volume loss, textural issu, dull and dry skin, diffused redness, brown/age spots, macro-pores etc. but can also turns back your skin’s clock.

 

These new studies on gene expression have us excited to launch our new Lunchtime Laser offer that includes new lower pricing on all laser and light treatments. We also have our limited time Laser Credits Program: Spend over

$1000 and receive 10% LASER CREDITS; $2000 and receive 15% LASER CREDITS; $3000 and receive 20% LASER CREDITS; $4000 and receive 25% LASER CREDITS

 

We look forward to taking this journey back in time with you!

 

 

 

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What can you really do about spider veins?

If you’re not sure what spider veins are, or if you have them, spider veins are small, blue blood vessels visible underneath the skin. These can be a sign of poor circulation.

What’s the difference between varicose and spider veins?

  • Varicose veins are stretched-out veins, where blood has pooled. These veins are thick and protrude from the leg. These type of veins only occur when valves are not working properly.
  • Spider veins are small, blue blood vessels visible underneath the skin. These can be a sign of poor circulation.

“Spider veins generally only present a cosmetic concern and are caused by genetics, pregnancy, obesity, advanced age or inactivity.” — Jennifer Chwalek, Dermatologist

The obvious choice to preventing spider veins is a healthy diet and exercise, as with many skin problems, the solution starts on the inside. However, once you have them, laser treatments are your best bet in getting rid of them.

Westside Laser & Light uses the Cutera Coolglide Excel vascular laser for varicose and spider veins. This award-winning laser specializes in vein treatments and is unparalleled in safety and efficacy for treat both facial and leg veins. Using our technologically advanced procedures we can diminish both spider and varicose veins by using a highly concentrated beam of light. This treatment is much to be preferred over other vein treatments because it is minimally invasive, practically pain free and requires no general anesthesia.

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Varicose and Spider Veins: FAQs

You may or may not be familiar with varicose or spider veins, so we’re going to give you a quick lesson so you can differentiate them, prevent them and learn how to treat them.

What’s the difference between varicose and spider veins?

  • Varicose veins are stretched-out veins, where blood has pooled. These veins are thick and protrude from the leg. These type of veins only occur when valves are not working properly.
  • Spider veins are small, blue blood vessels visible underneath the skin. These can be a sign of poor circulation.

What are some myths about varicose veins?

  • You won’t develop varicose veins from crossing your legs
  • Wearing heels will not cause varicose veins
  • Varicose veins can definitely be genetic
  • Men get spider and varicose veins too

Is getting varicose and spider veins fixed just a cosmetic thing?
No. While in many cases they can not be a major health concern, there are exceptions:

 “Varicose veins cause fatigue of the legs, swelling and general discomfort. They can also be a warning of long-term health risks including: deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, poor circulation, and leg swelling.” [Good Housekeeping Magazine]

How can you prevent varicose veins?
Number one prevention method is exercise: it helps control weight and keep muscles fit. Besides fitness, try elevating your legs above your heart for 10-15 minutes at the end of the day, it helps remove pooled blood.

How are varicose and spider veins treated?
Westside Laser & Light uses the Cutera Coolglide Excel vascular laser for varicose and spider veins. This award-winning laser specializes in vein treatments and is unparalleled in safety and efficacy for treat both facial and leg veins. Using our technologically advanced procedures we can diminish both spider and varicose veins by using a highly concentrated beam of light. This treatment is much to be preferred over other vein treatments because it is minimally invasive, practically pain free and requires no general anesthesia.

Find out more about our treatment options for varicose and spider veins on our website here.

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Sun Awareness Week: Fighting Sun Damage

This week is ‘Sun Awareness Week’, and with the weather finally cooperating, we’re all finding more excuses to spend time in the sun. Sunshine is a fantastic source of Vitamin D, which helps promote overall health and ward off mental and physical illness, but too much exposure to the sun (or unprotected exposure), can cause damage to our skin.

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Spring Clean Your Skin

Spring is officially in the air, and it’s a perfect time to do some spring cleaning…for your skin that is. Your skin can take a bit of a beating during the winter months, with all the dry weather, so why not refresh your skin with a detox for your face?

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Cutera CoolGlide® Laser Hair Removal

Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to the Cutera CoolGlide Laser. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! The CoolGlide laser delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the CoolGlide laser can treat men and women of all skin types safely and effectively, year-round. Even patients with a suntan.
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ProWave Hair Removal

Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to the Cutera ProWave 770™ hair removal system. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! The ProWave delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the ProWave can treat a wide range of skin types safely and effectively.
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Laser Genesis Skin Therapy

Laser Genesis skin therapy is an innovative, technologically advanced way to promote vibrant and healthy looking skin in men and women. Now you can have a youthful appearance by treating those conditions that are typically associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage, such as excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine-line wrinkles. The Laser Genesis procedure has been scientifically proven to produce new collagen.

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