Demystifying Some of the Harsher Words of Aesthetic Procedures
Beauty is pain. From the beginning of mankind, we adorned ourselves and forced ourselves through painful procedures in order to look more beautiful to our fellow man or woman. Ancient tribes used to cover themselves in painful tattoos in order to demonstrate rank, social status and create beauty. Others would pierce their body in various places with bones and sticks for the same purpose. Even as technology developed and society grew, we still put ourselves through pain as women forced themselves to suffer the pain and discomfort of corsets to shrink their waists, and the binding of feet to shrink their feet. Today, we still see this sort of pain people put themselves through with the piercings and tattoos of the past as well as the weight lifting and exercise of a more modern society.
It comes as no surprise then that a variety of other aesthetic treatments exist with names that, to the uninitiated, may strike notions of pain and intense discomfort. Chemical peels, injections and laser surgery may sound as though they’d fit comfortably in a torture kit, but are in fact some of the more demure and painless things people do to themselves in the pursuit of beauty in today’s world. These treatments are available at the St. Louis Vein & Endovascular Centre in St. Louis, a centre dedicated to the improvement of their patient’s aesthetic appearances. If you have any concerns with some of the treatments, read through these explanations – any further queries can be easily answered by Dr. Krikorian, the head clinician, during an easily organised consultation.
Despite the name suggesting the washing of the face with an intense acid bath, chemical peels are in fact simple treatments that create only a minimal discomfort. So little is felt, in fact, that no anaesthetics are given before the treatment. Chemical peels are a very weak acid that are applied to the face in order to slough off the dead skin cells. This works to improve and smooth the skins texture leaving it smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Obviously, the thought of shoving needles into or near to your face is anything but calming. The whole concept of facial injections is enough to put fear in most people – however it is a relative simple and quick procedure. It known that the experience of the practising clinician will directly relate to the pain and success of the treatment – with over a quarter of a century of medical experience, Dr. Krikorian, the head of the St. Louis Vein & Endovascular Centre, is able to provide his patients with a relatively pain free and successful treatment.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT)
This is a double whammy – we not only have an acronym in EVLT, but also something that involves lasers. Thanks to James Bond and sci-fi movies, lasers exist somewhat in the realm of fantasy, conjuring up imagines of burning holes and instant disintegration when the reality of it is in fact much tamer. Endovenous laser ablation is an extremely simple and quick procedure. A local anaesthetic is used, removing the possibilities of pain, and you are able to walk out of the surgery and drive home after the treatment.
The St. Louis Vein & Endovascular Centre focuses on providing safe and effective treatment for a variety of different aesthetic pursuits. Whilst some pursuits of beauty can be accompanied by pain and discomfort, the treatments that Dr. Krikorian and his team offer are simple and painless – despite their often misleading names. Organise a consultation with Dr. Krikorian at the St. Louis Vein & Endovascular Centre to learn more about treatments specifically for you.