Beautiful Legs, Faces, Hands, Bodies, and Skin Without Surgery
By Gayl Biondi
Vein Vein, Go Away
In the case of treating painful or unsightly varicose or spider veins, cutting-edge medical therapy means no cutting at all. The staff of About Face @ Vein Specialists Institute is dedicated to providing safe, effective, and affordable nonsurgical treatments for patients with vein problems, wrinkles, aging, sun-damaged skin, and unwanted body fat.
Kenneth Jesser, M.D., a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Medical School, has practiced continuously in the desert since 1988. A double board-certified internist and emergency physician, he is also a board-certified as a vein specialist by the American Board of Phlebology and remains an active member of the Eisenhower Medical Center medical staff. Having trained in the specialty field of phlebology (the treatment of vein disease), he is nationally recognized for his expertise and quality of care for patients with both cosmetic and medical vein problems. He is also a Medicare provider.
“We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, ethical, and cosmetically appealing solutions for the treatment of unsightly and painful varicose and spider veins of the legs, face, hands, and body,” says Dr. Jesser. “We value the trust that our patients give us, and we work very hard to maintain it. Many of our patients come to us after undergoing expensive treatments from other facilities that did not deliver promised results. While other clinics attempt to treat spider and varicose veins without addressing the underlying cause, we take a comprehensive approach. Using in-office duplex ultrasound and multiple forms of light to look under the skin, we find and treat the feeder veins that are causing the problems. It’s very gratifying to see many of our patients report an immediate improvement of the pain in their legs they have experienced for years. Many of these patients did not even realize they had meaningful vein disease causing their symptoms.”
Varicose veins are common, affecting 50 percent of women and 20 percent of men in the United States. Spider veins, unsightly facial capillaries, and large varicose veins represent damaged veins with leaking internal valves. Left untreated, varicose and spider veins progressively worsen, compounding the problems and the necessary treatments, and potentially leading to swelling, discoloration, cramping, pain, and ulcerations in the legs and feet. Fortunately, Dr. Jesser provides well-tolerated, safe, and effective treatments for these problems every day.
Depending on individual patient needs, Dr. Jesser may perform endovenous laser ablation (closure of a large vein with a filament-like laser fiber), ultrasound-guided injection therapy, or simple sclerotherapy to remove a problem vein. All procedures are performed comfortably and safely without general anesthesia. Undesirable facial and nose veins can frequently be eliminated with specialized laser treatments in a single visit.
Beautiful Skin, Slimmer, Tighter Bodies
Due to his interest and expertise in nonsurgical aesthetics, Dr. Jesser continues to bring the latest innovative procedures to his desert patients. With new painless, noninvasive, low-level Zerona™ laser technology, 90 percent of treated patients report a 3- to 6-inch or greater cumulative fat loss after two weeks of treatments. The Smart Lipo™ laser-assisted liposuction system can permanently reduce up to 3-5 inches of stubborn, unwanted fat on men or women at the waist, hips, thighs, back, abdomen, or arms in only one treatment, using only local anesthesia, and simultaneously tightening the treated skin. With a single Smart Look™ minimally invasive laser treatment, Dr. Jesser can substantially shrink double chins and tighten the skin on the neck and the face. A single treatment lasts three to five years. With these elegant, minimally invasive procedures, you can be back at work in 48 to 72 hours.
Body sculpting is now an easily performed in-office same-day procedure. Newer non-invasive technologies like Venus Freeze™ can tighten loose skin on arms, neck and abdomen with no pain or downtime.
Cellulite is a condition that affects 80 percent of women nationwide. “We were the first facility in Riverside County to be performing the VelaShape™ procedure, the medically effective, noninvasive treatment for the reduction of cellulite and nonsurgical body contouring.
Our nurse specialist, Yvette Ortiz, R.N., has been practicing with Dr. Jesser since 2004. She provides laser hair removal, which is safe and effective for both men and women as well as specializing in injectables such as Botox and Juvederm.
Nonsurgical skin rejuvenation and wrinkle treatments are among the most requested procedures at About Face at VSI. Personally trained and certified by the co-inventors of the procedures, Dr. Jesser performs the FDA-approved, nonsurgical Elōs® procedures on men and women to reduce wrinkles and fine lines; painlessly tighten and smooth skin on the face, neck, abdomen, and extremities; eliminate brown and red skin blemishes (including rosacea and facial veins), and restore youthful luster, shine, and tone to patients’ skin. For more aggressive laser treatments with only a few days of down time, Dr. Jesser delivers substantial skin improvement in a single treatment with tightening around the eyes; reducing vertical lip lines; lifting jowls, improving acne scars and pore size; and smoothing and brightening dull, irregular, spotty skin.
Dr. Jesser has extensive training and expertise in performing cosmetic injections that restore youthful-appearing volume and contour to the face and hands, as well as correcting facial lines and wrinkles. Botox® is very safe and effective for reducing frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet by relaxing the overactive muscles that cause the lines. Cosmetic fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm™, Radiesse®, and Sculptra® are all potential answers to different problem areas. All cosmetic injections should be administered by experienced practitioners in order to achieve ideal results while avoiding complications. “Every cosmetic problem has an aesthetically pleasing, nonsurgical solution that can be comfortably performed,” says Dr. Jesser. “I always want my patients to look better and rested, not overdone, after receiving injections of the face or lips.”
If you desire a more youthful, vibrant appearance or if vein problems are cramping your style, call for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kenneth Jesser. Please check our website for complete information on our qualifications and procedures: www.ezveins.com or www.aboutface1.com
About Face @ Vein Specialists Institute 44530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 100, Palm Desert • 760-341-7563 78100 Main Street, Suite 208, La Quinta, (Old Town La Quinta) • 760-564-6633 www.ezveins.com • www.aboutface1.com