Monday, November 22, 2010

Spider Veins on the Face

Facial Telangectasias or facial spider veins are a common complaint we see in the office. Patients often ask us how broken blood vessels can be treated and what they are caused from.  Telangectasias are superficial blood vessels that become dilated.  They are often associated with rosacea, but can also be caused from chronic sun exposure, genetics, systemic diseases, medications and in some cases the cause is unknown.                                                                                                                                         

The gold standard for treatment for these broken blood vessels is laser therapy.  Here at FSC, we use the Candela V Beam Laser to treat this condition. Dr. Badia has been using this laser therapy to treat patients for the last eight years.  This laser produces an intense, but gentle burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels of your spider veins, without damaging the surrounding tissue. After laser treatment, the surrounding tissue is left intact. Most patients will require more than one treatment to get the most benefit from this therapy, but patients will see improvements with each treatment. Side effects are minimal, but some patients could get bruising from the treatment that generally lasts five days. To minimize the side effect of bruising for patients, Dr. Badia does recommend a supplement called arnica.  You no longer have to live with embarrassing spider veins. Please ask Dr.Badia or any of her staff for more information about this exciting treatment. 

Hope to see you soon.  Don't forget about our Botox and Filler workshop on Dec 4.

Florida Skin Center

Friday, November 12, 2010

Grab A Gobbler

We are excited to tell you about our upcoming event.  On Monday November 15th, we will be hosting our Annual Grab a Gobbler event.  Dr. Badia and Florida Skin Center will be giving away 100 free turkeys to help families less fortunate this holiday season.  Dr. Badia and her staff understand that with the changes in the economy, there has been a rise in the number of people seeking the most basic necessity: Food.  With this event, we hope to reach out to those who need help the most in our community.  If you know someone who could benefit from this event please have them come by.
Grab a Gobbler
Monday Nov 15th
Florida Skin Center
13691 Metropolis Ave
Fort Myers Fl 33912
Event Start Time: 4pm

Please keep in mind that we would like to help as many families as possible so limit 1 turkey per family.

Hope to see you soon.  

Happy Holidays

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Start of the Holiday Season

With holidays just around the corner, for many it means meeting with family and friends that we do not get to see very often.  With that being said, this time of year is a great time to “improve” our skin in subtle ways to get a fresh healthy look. A great way to achieve this is with a liquid facelift.

A liquid facelift uses a combination of Botox cosmetic and fillers such as Restylane or Juvaderm to diminish fine lines and to fill and create volume. It is something that can be done over lunch and most importantly the effects are immediate.  Dr. Badia has done advanced training in injecting both Botox and Cosmetic Fillers.  Please visit our before and after section on our website to see actual patients who have had this treatment done and for details on the treatments themselves

Isn’t it time you treated yourself to something nice.

Hope to see you soon.
Florida Skin Center