Cosmetic Enhancement

Botox subtly eliminates wrinkles, frown lines and furrows while allowing you to retain natural and expressive facial movement.


What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a highly refined and purified protein, produced and manufactured by Allergan. FDA approved, the protein is subsequently injected into targeted muscles, which relaxes the muscles that causes wrinkles and lines to form. The actual live bacteria is never injected. Treatments are quick and simple, involve no down time, have minimal discomfort, and are non-surgical. The number of sessions needed and results may vary.

What is the Treatment Like?

Each treatment session will usually last 15 minutes but treatment time may vary based on each individual needs. The process consists of a few injections into the targeted muscle(s). There is no recovery time. You can even do it during your lunch break. Although no anesthesia is required, we can reduce any discomfort by using a topical numbing cream prior to the injections. You may resume normal activity immediately after the procedure.

How does BOTOX work?

The BOTOX protein injected into the targeted muscle will block the nerve from signaling the specific muscle to contract. Preventing contractions of the muscles means no movement of the over lying skin, resulting in fewer wrinkles. Your healthcare provider will know how much BOTOX is needed to treat you effectively. Also, if you are concerned with side effects or complications associated with long term use, don’t be. Muscles that are injected still remain in fine working order, even after years and years of treatment. In other words, if you have been treated with Botox for years and one day you decide not to continue with treatments, your muscles will resume normal functioning.

What will I look like after my injection?

The majority of patients will have a few red dots in the areas that have been injected. These marks typically take 15 minutes to go away, but can vary from patient to patient.

What are my restrictions after the injection?

Due to the mechanism of action of BOTOX, it is recommended that certain activities are restricted for 4 hours following injection, such as getting a facial or massage, drinking alcoholic beverages, flying, exercising and straining. It is recommended you do not touch or rub the area as well as lay down or fall asleep within 4 hours of your treatment.

What areas can BOTOX treat?

Botox is most often used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles around the eyes, and wrinkles between the eyebrows.


Elite Health strives to give you affordable cosmetic enhancements that’s why are Botox injections are only $10 per unit (Compared to $12-15).


What Are Spider Veins?

Spider Veins are tiny veins that are close to the surface of the skin and their dark colors make them easily visible. Rather than a single raised varicose vein, spider veins usually show up in clusters where blood is being dispersed more widely. They aren’t painful, but they won’t go away on their own.

What Causes Spider Veins?

It’s more common for women to develop spider veins, usually on the calves and ankles, but they can also form on the cheeks. The reason they form is mainly a combination of gravity and aging. Our veins return de-oxygenated blood to the heart. In the legs, this path is all uphill, fighting gravity every inch of the way. When we’re young our muscles and support tissues surrounding our veins help to push the blood upward. But as we age, all of those tissues begin to slacken somewhat, no longer providing the added support to push the blood through the vein. Also, the vein walls weaken and the one-way valves that prevent backflow can begin to fail or leak. This allows blood to pool, making the vein visible through the surface skin. This is how spider veins and varicose veins form. Other factors that can increase your risk for developing spider veins are jobs that require prolonged sitting or standing, heredity, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and hormonal changes.

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Are spider veins painful?

Because they are so small, spider veins usually aren’t painful. They don’t cause swelling like varicose veins. Most people have no symptoms of spider veins other than their ugly appearance on the legs.

What happens to untreated spider viens?

Once they’ve developed, your spider veins aren’t going anywhere unless you come in and have our practitioner inject them with sclerotherapy. Once the blood has pooled, either due to malfunctioning backflow valves or from weakening vein walls, there isn’t any other way to get rid of them naturally. Spider veins won’t necessarily turn into varicose veins, although they can. If you decide to not treat your spider veins, they will continue to be an unsightly part of your legs during our toasty weather here in Fort Worth. They’ll make you think twice about wearing shorts or a sundress, and that’s no way to handle our Texas heat. These procedures are so simple that there’s really no reason not to have us remove your spider veins.

Will spider veins go away naturally on their own?

No, once formed, spider veins won’t go anywhere without treatment. Despite what you read on the Internet, no miracle balm or salve will do anything about your spider veins.

How are spider veins removed?

At Elite Health we use Sclerotherapy for spider vein treatment to remove spider veins.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Believe it or not, the most effective method for removing spider veins was originally developed in the 1930s! A tiny needle injects a special saline solution directly into the targeted spider vein. This solution irritates the walls of the vein, causing them to collapse and close off the vein. Once the spider vein is closed off, blood is instantly rerouted to healthier adjacent veins, and the body goes about the business of eventually absorbing and removing the now-unused vein. Sclerotherapy makes many veins instantly disappear completely; other veins initially lessen in appearance and then continue to fade away over the next few weeks.

What are the side effects involved with Sclerotherapy?

As we detailed above, sclerotherapy was first developed in the 1930s. This treatment to remove ugly spider veins has been performed millions of times since then, and, amazingly enough, it continues to provide the best solution to remove the unwanted clusters of purple and blue veins. The only risk of any note would be a reaction to the sclerosant agent, but that is very, very rare. You can have some slight bruising at the injection sites, but that passes in a day or two.

Who is the ideal candidate for Sclerotherapy?

If you have spider veins, you’re a great candidate to come see us. Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure, and it doesn’t really have any restrictions. It takes our practitioner just a few minutes to treat spider vein clusters. Reactions to the sclerosant solution are virtually nonexistent.

If your veins are pushing the skin upward and are larger, those are varicose veins. Sclerotherapy does not work on larger varicose veins. These veins must be treated with laser or radiofrequency ablation or with manual vein stripping.

Pregnant women are not eligible for sclerotherapy; come in a few weeks after delivery. Also, be sure to tell our practitioner if you have ever had a blood clot previously in your life. That could preclude you from having sclerotherapy, but she can decide based on your circumstances.

How long will my Sclerotherapy take?

These treatments with our practitioner take just a few minutes. The total length of your session depends on the number of spider vein clusters our practitioner is treating. Most sessions take just 15-20 minutes at our offices on St. Louis Avenue.

What is the recovery like?

After your treatment, we’ll put you in a pair of compression stockings that provide support to help the body absorb the closed off veins. This is particularly important if you’ve had multiple veins treated. But you can return to all of your normal activities immediately after your treatment. As for exercise, keep it to walking on the day of your procedure. You can return to any type of exercise the next day. You may have some slight aching across the treated veins, and possible slight bruising, but these reactions are normal and easy to tolerate.

Is there any harm or danger in removing spider veins?

Removing spider veins is purely cosmetic. The procedures are simple and don’t require recovery time. There is very little risk of removing them.

Do I need to prepare before my treatment?

Staying hydrated prior to your appointment is really the only preparation necessary.

How many sessions will I need to remove my spider veins?

Most spider veins respond well to a single sclerotherapy treatment. When the sclerosant is injected, most of these veins dramatically diminish in appearance or virtually disappear. The body will still need to scavenge the closed-off vein, but the visibility of these vein clusters decreases immediately. Some larger spider veins could require a second treatment. This can occur in cases where the first treatment didn’t fully close off the vein.

Can spider veins reoccur?

The veins that are treated are closed off and the body will scavenge them and they will disappear. Blood will return to these veins again. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t develop new spider veins in the future, especially if you’re on your feet a lot or have to sit for prolonged periods.

Is there anything I can do on my own to prevent future spider veins from developing?

Spider veins are one of those unfortunate aspects of aging, and they can occur in anyone. The key to minimizing spider vein development is to keep the blood pumping through your legs and to not be too sedentary.

These steps can help you stop spider veins from forming

  • Exercise regularly to improve your leg strength, circulation, and vein strength
  • Control your weight to avoid placing too much pressure on your legs
  • Don’t cross your legs when sitting
  • Elevate your legs when resting
  • Wear compression hosiery
  • Avoid standing for long periods of time

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