Now’s The Time To Get Your Legs Ready For Summer!

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Although it’s hard to believe with two feet of fresh snow on the ground, but spring really is around the corner! And NOW is a good time to think about removing those irritating little things that look like a purple or blue road map on your legs – spider veins.

Spider veins can plague anyone, old or young, male or female. Luckily, there’s a simple procedure that can take care of them . Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a treatment solution into the leg veins with very fine needles. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and gradually fade from view.

Typically 4-6 treatments are needed, spaced 1 month apart. Treatments take 30-45 minutes with most patients reporting only minimal discomfort with no topical numbing necessary. You can be in and out during your lunch hour!

Preventing Spider Veins
Although genes and hormones can contribute to varicose and spider veins, simple lifestyle changes can help prevent new unsightly veins from appearing and keep existing ones from getting worse.

Exercise
Poor circulation, which can cause spider and varicose veins, is often the result of being sedentary. So get up and move around! Find an exercise routine you enjoy and stick to it. Swimming is great as it promotes circulation while taking pressure off your legs.

And, at the very least, if you’re stuck at a desk all day (or in a car/on a plane), get up and walk around for five minutes every hour or so.

Working out not only helps promote circulation, it will also help you maintain a healthy weight, which will also reduce your chances of developing varicose and spider veins.

Take Breaks from Standing
Just as you want to avoid sitting for long periods of time, try to avoid standing for long periods as well. If you don’t have that luxury, though, and have to be on your feet all day, make sure you’re wearing supportive shoes, take breaks to sit down, and prop your feet up when you can (to facilitate circulation). This will not only help take the pressure off your legs, but your joints and back will thank you.

Medical Microdermabrasion

download (1)A wonderful cleansing and exfoliating treatment suitable for all skin types. Microdermabasion is a non-invasive epidermal treatment which removes dead and damaged surface layers skins cells, revealing healthier skin cells underneath. During Microdermabrasion, the deeper dermal layer of the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen and elastin giving the skin a younger, firmer, more supple appearance. This can be done as a single treatment or in a series and is a great way to help get your skin in shape with no down time.

Skin Peels & Facial Exfoliation

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Baskin Aesthetic Medicine offers a variety of skin peels that will refresh your look by revealing more luminous skin. Choose from peels that have little or no visible peeling to deeper, more corrective peels. Our registered nurses are specially trained in aesthetics and will help put together a program that is right for.

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The Illuminize Peel is a medical grade chemical peel which delivers a nice “glow” to the skin immediately. This mild peel exfoliates dead skin cells in a similar manner that microdermabrasion performs but without the abrasiveness of the crystals and without the risk of spreading bacteria across the skin as the microdermabrasion wand has a tendency to do.  The result is a quick glow without any peeling or downtime. This peel is ideal for individuals who want something more invasive than a facial but cannot have the downtime of peeling.

The Vitalize Peel is our most popular peel which exfoliates your dead skin resulting in less acne, less acne scarring, less brown spots and less sun damage. Two days after this peel is applied the skin starts to shed from the chin up to the forehead for a duration of about 2-3 days.  If you want to peel during the weekend, we suggest receiving this peel on a wednesday evening.

The Rejuvenize Peel is the strongest of the 3 peels and is ideal for those who have already had other peels and are now tolerant to medical grade peels where individuals are now seeing less shedding of dead skin when other chemical peels are performed. This peel may result is some mild redness and an increase of skin peeling two days after this peel is applied.  The duration usually lasts about 3-4 days.

Sclerotherapy, Varicose And Spider Vein Laser Treatment

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No More Hiding Those Legs!

For the past seven years, Dr Baskin has taken a special interest in the treatment of spider and varicose veins. Both she and her well trained staff offer a combination of microinjections known as sclerotherapy along with laser treatments to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, a treatment plan will be discussed with you.

Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a treatment solution (Asclera) into the leg veins with very fine needles.  The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and gradually fade from view.  Typically 4-6 treatments are needed spaced 1 month apart.  Treatments take 30-45 minutes with most patients reporting only minimal discomfort with no topical numbing necessary.

Laser Hair Removal For Men & Women

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Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing ofthe 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.

The Cutera CoolGlide Difference

The Cutera CoolGlide was designed to be the most outstanding laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results.

What do CoolGlide treatments feel like?

As the name implies, the CoolGlide handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

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