Once per month, the Skin & Vein Center will award a deserving individual a free Mini-Facelift through “Project Uplift.” Entrants must be over the age of 40 and submit a short essay that answers the question, “How a Mini-Facelift would change my life, or the life of someone I love?” Skin & Vein Center Founder and Medical Director Dr. Eric Seiger, a board-certified dermatologist and highly skilled cosmetic surgeon, and his staff will select the recipients of this gift.
Submissions, which must include a recent photo, can be made via the Skin & Vein Center website at www.skinandvein.com/
Dr. Seiger developed the program to assist communities in metropolitan Detroit and Flint, which represent a cross-section of some of the hardest hit communities of the national economic crisis.
“With many people still unemployed and others simply seeking to look as young as they feel, we wanted to do something that will help rejuvenate their self-perception, and, hopefully, add to their quality of life,” said Dr. Seiger. “Whether they are in their 40s, 50s and 60s, many simply have lost the confidence they once had and are afraid to leave the home because of how they have aged. Looking good helps people keep a positive outlook, which shows through to everyone from potential employers to family and friends to complete strangers.”
Giving back to the community is nothing new for the Skin & Vein Center. In 2008, Dr. Seiger created “Freedom Ink,” which provides free tattoo removals to ex-gang members who want to hang up their “colors” in order to better position themselves to move onto new workplace opportunities. Since launching “Freedom Ink,” Dr. Seiger and his staff have performed hundreds of free tattoo removal procedures at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation.
“The days I go down there are some of the most rewarding of my life,” said Seiger. “Many of these ex-gang members are kids, some of who have been in prison, who just want to start over and seek new beginnings in their lives.
“With ‘Project Uplift,’ the Skin & Vein Center will be able to reach out to another segment of the community. By providing these services to people who otherwise could not afford to have this work done, I know we will directly make a difference in their lives.”
According to Seiger, the Mini-Facelift is a miraculous first line of defense against early signs of aging. This virtually painless 60-minute procedure is performed on men and women whose skin is beginning to lose elasticity, but are not in need of a full-scale facelift.
“As we age, we start to lose lateral structure in our faces and things begin to drop down,” explained Seiger, who has performed more than 2,500 Mini-Facelifts in his career. “The great thing about our Mini-Facelift is that this is one of the easiest procedures for a patient to go through. Typically, there is no bleeding. Just 15 percent of our patients suffer any bruising. In the end, this procedure will make you look about 10 years younger and will last about seven-10 years.”
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With offices in Fenton, Garden City and Sterling Heights, the Skin & Vein Center has been serving the metropolitan Detroit community for more than 20 years. Dr. Eric Seiger, a board-certified dermatologist with the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and an experienced cosmetic surgeon, who is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, founded the practice in 1990.
The Skin & Vein Center offers both men and women the most advanced techniques in cosmetic and laser surgery, vein treatments, laser tattoo removal, Botox treatments, skin care and general dermatology. For more information, go to www.skinandvein.com or call 800-400-VEIN.