• Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins and spider veins are often the first sign of serious underlying venous disease. Left untreated, venous disease can result in swelling or edema, prominent varicose veins, skin discoloration, skin thickening and even painful, debilitating venous leg ulcers. The information below will help you understand how the venous system works and determine if you need treatment at a vein center.

     

    Signs and symptoms

     

    Symptoms

    • Aching, heavy legs  (often worse at night and after exercise).
    • Appearance of spider veins (telangiectasia) in the affected leg.
    • Ankle swelling, especially in evening.
    • A brownish-yellow shiny skin discoloration near the affected veins.
    • Redness, dryness, and itchiness of areas of skin, termed stasis dermatitis or venous eczema, because of waste products building up in the leg.
    • Cramps may develop

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    • Minor injuries to the area may bleed more than normal or take a long time to heal.
    • In some people the skin above the ankle may shrink (lipodermatosclerosis) because the fat underneath the skin becomes hard.
    • Restless legs syndrome appears to be a common overlapping clinical syndrome in patients with varicose veins and other chronic venous insufficiency.
    • Whitened, irregular scar-like patches can appear at the ankles. This is known as atrophie blanche.
    • Dr. Douglas Joyce, DO

      • Cardiovascular &Thoracic Surgery
      • explains the various treatments offered by Dr. Joyce at the Joyce Vein & Aesthetic Institute
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency

    Chronic venous insufficiency or CVI occurs when one-way valves in the veins that normally keep blood from flowing backwards, become damaged or incompetent. When it is difficult for blood to return to the heart due to pooling from damaged veins or values, blood pressure in the venous system remains elevated.

    When it is difficult for blood to return to the heart due to pooling from damaged veins or values, blood pressure in the venous system remains elevated, producing these symptoms:

    Symptoms

    • Aching, tired legs
    • Leg swelling, particularly after extended periods of standing
    • Twisted, enlarged varicose veins close to the skin
    • Brownish leathery-looking skin on the legs

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    • Flaking or itching skin on the legs
    • Venous stasis leg ulcers
    • Cellulitis or infection of the tissue surrounding a venous ulcer
    • Dr. Douglas Joyce, DO

      • Cardiovascular &Thoracic Surgery
      • explains the various treatments offered by Dr. Joyce at the Joyce Vein & Aesthetic Institute
  • Venous Leg Ulcers

    Skin discoloration, thickening and ulcers of the lower legs are often caused by incompetent perforator veins in the calf.  Dr. Joyce, one of the world’s most experienced perforator vein surgeons, was one of the first surgeons in the world to realize the link between perforator incompetence and venous leg ulcers secondary to severe venous disease. Under his care, formerly untreatable, long-term leg ulcers have been healed.

    Dr. Joyce was the first to pioneer use of the Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery or SEPS procedure for the treatment of perforator disease in 1998. Over the next seven years, he refined the procedure and used it successfully to treat over a thousand patients, one of the highest patient series in the world.

    Symtoms

    • Aching, tired legs
    • Leg swelling, particularly after extended periods of standing
    • Twisted, enlarged varicose veins close to the skin
    • Brownish leathery-looking skin on the legs

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    • Flaking or itching skin on the legs
    • Venous stasis leg ulcers
    • Cellulitis or infection of the tissue surrounding a venous ulcer
    • Dr. Douglas Joyce, DO

      • Cardiovascular &Thoracic Surgery
      • explains the various treatments offered by Dr. Joyce at the Joyce Vein & Aesthetic Institute
  • Spider Veins

    Spider Veins can develop anywhere on the body but are commonly seen on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin. They can also develop on the legs, specifically on the upper thigh, below the knee joint, and around the ankles.

    About 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein problem.

    Causes

    • Increasing age. As you get older, the valves in your veins may weaken and not work as well.
    • Medical history. Being born with weak vein valves increases your risk. Having family members with vein problems also increases your risk. About half of all people who have varicose veins have a family member who has them too.
    • Hormonal changes. These occur during, pregnancy, and menopause. Taking birth control pills and other medicines containing estrogen progesterone also may contribute to the forming of varicose or spider veins.
    • Pregnancy.During pregnancy, there is a huge increase in the amount of blood in the body. This can cause veins to enlarge. The growing uterus also puts pressure on the veins. Varicose veins usually improve within 3 months after delivery. More varicose veins and spider veins usually appear with each additional pregnancy.

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    • Obesity. Being overweight or obese can put extra pressure on your veins. This can lead to varicose veins.
    • Lack of movement. Sitting or standing for a long time may force your veins to work harder to pump blood to your heart. This may be a bigger problem if you sit with your legs bent or crossed.
    • Sun exposure. This can cause spider veins on the cheeks or nose of a fair-skinned person.
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  • VISIA Complexion Analysis

    Why the VISIA Complexion Analysis? Ever wonder if that serum is holding up its end of the deal? Or if that mask is doing everything it promised? Well, JVAI's VISIA® skin analysis technology is the surefire way to find out. A VISIA scan is a great way to see your skin care results for yourself.

    So what are you waiting for? This is your chance to empower yourself and uncover the truth about your skin. Not only will you get a free skin analysis from a trained natural skin care expert, but you can also go back and get another free follow-up scan to see just how well those products are working! You will be able to do a side by side comparison, your very own before and after.

    We all buy lots of products, right? So wouldnt be great to know if those products work? We think so. And were not afraid to put our products to the test. Come see for yourself!

    Skin Conditions

    • Skin Irregularities
      Skin surface irregularities are those that appear on the surface of the skin. They are typically brown or red skin lesions including freckles, scars, age spots or blemishes.
    • Skin Wrinkles
      Wrinkles are furrows, folds or creases in the skin that increase overtime as a result of sun exposure. Wrinkles are associated with decreasing skin elasticity.
    • Texture
      Texture measures the skins smoothness by identifying the hills and valleys of the skin.
    • Pores
      Pores are the circular surface openings of sweat and oil gland ducts. The VISIA system distinguishes pores from spots based on size. Pores are much smaller than spots.

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    • Porphryins
      Porphyrins are natural bacteria and oil. The bacterial excretions can become lodged in pores and lead to acne. This score varies from person to person and it is ok to have a natural level of bacteria.
    • UV Spots
      An accumulation of sun damage over your entire life. UV spots occur when melanin coagulates below the skin surface as a result of sun damage.
    • Brown Spots
      Brown spots signal melanin concentrations on or beneath the skin. They represent various forms of hyper-pigmentation such as sun damage or melasma.
    • Red Areas
      Red Areas are weakened and broken capillaries. This profile shows sub-surface vascular conditions such as spider veins, rosacea or acne.
    • Teressa K. Lorenz , CME

       

      • Licensed,CME, Facial Specialist
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  • Hydra Dermabrasion Skin Resurfacing

    Microdermabrasion has been the worlds tried and true treatment in every major salon, spa and skin care clinic. Now microdermabrasion has been taken to another level and enhanced.

     

    What does using superior skin care products and the latest technology in facial resurfacing offer?

    Benefits

    • More results than microdermabrasion alone

    • Extractions

    • Anti-Aging

    • Visible results immediately

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    • No down time

    • Glowing skin

    • Hydrated skin infused with nutrients

    • Smoother and firmer skin

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      • Licensed,CME, Facial Specialist
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  • Facial Spider Vein Treatment

    Facial spider veins or broken capillaries, a common cosmetic concern, detract from natural beauty and can be a source of embarrassment. Millions of people are bothered by unsightly facial spider veins tiny blood vessels close to the surface of the skin that often appear on their cheeks, nose, chin, neck and de'colletage.

    Facial spider veins develop for many reasons ranging from genetic susceptibility, rosacea, sun exposure, aging, and environmental factors such as extreme weather conditions, diet and alcohol.

    Effective Laser Spider Vein Treatments

    In one to three virtually painless no downtime sessions, laser spider vein treatment is highly effective in eliminating facial spider veins and broken capillaries. At JVAI, the Dornier Medilas D Flexipulse 940 nm laser erases spider veins before your eyes. Facial spider vein removal is performed by one our medical aesthetic professionals.

    • Teressa K. Lorenz , CME

      • Licensed,CME, Facial Specialist
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  • Hair Removal

    Say Goodbye to Your Pesky, Unwanted Hair with JVAI's Elos Permanent Hair Removal Treatment. The last thing you need is another daily routine to remove unsightly hair from your face or body. It's hard not to feel frustrated when those unwanted hairs you just shaved or plucked reappear just hours later, as if they'll never go away. But With JVAI, you won't have to waste your time with the tedious (not to mention painful) task of constant tweezing, waxing, shaving and pulling. Elos laser hair removal at JVAI is a skin and beauty treatment that permanently removes unwanted hair - for a beautiful smooth look without the work.

    A Beautifying No Downtime Treatment for Face and Body. Elos permanent laser hair removal, just one of our cutting-edge elos laser skin treatments is a no downtime and highly effective solution to the removal of unwanted facial and body hair. Delivered via the eMax system powered by elos (electro-optical synergy), eMax is the safest and most effective medical device available for the permanent destruction of hair follicles. It is the best laser hair removal system available for reducing all colors of hair (even white, gray, red and blonde) on all skin colors from all skin types.

      • Teressa K. Lorenz , CME

        • Licensed,CME, Facial Specialist
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  • Wrinkle Treatment

    Turn back the clock with JVAI's Anti Wrinkle treatments and enjoy the smooth, beautiful skin of your youth. If gravity, aging and sun damage have you feeling less than beautiful and a bit insecure about your appearance in public, the answers are easy, convenient, affordable on any budget, totally non-surgical and without any downtime!

    Breakthrough anti wrinkle treatments, previously only available for the rich and famous are right here, right now, available for you along with other medical spa skin and beauty services at JVAI aesthetic center in Punta Gorda, Florida.

    Our total program of anti wrinkle treatments will effectively address your forehead or frown lines, prominent wrinkles, nasolabial folds, sagging jowls, puffy eyes, crow's feet and any other wrinkle concerns. JVAI can help you target and repair the areas of your skin that bother you most for restoring a healthy, vibrant, firm, toned, youthful facial skin.

    Treatments Offered

    • Botox® Cosmetic

    • Dermal Fillers

    • Facial Renewal

    • Elōs Wrinkle Treatments

    • Sublative Rejuvenation

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