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Why Should I Choose Forma™ for My Skin Tightening?

If you have gone online and looked up skin tightening treatments, then you have probably been overwhelmed with different options. While these treatments include creams, surgical procedures, and non-surgical options, one of the most effective and transformative options is the Forma™ treatment.

Forma™ combines heat and radiofrequency (RF) to gently and painlessly lift, tighten, and contour the skin. But, with so many different options for skin tightening, why is Forma™ the right choice for you? Well, below you will find information about the Forma™ treatment as well as how it can give you the results you desire.

How Is the Forma™ Treatment Performed?

Forma™ is a non-invasive skin treatment that helps patients achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance. After your treatment, you can expect to look younger than you have in years and feel more confident in the way that other people see you.

Patients do not require anesthesia of any kind for this treatment. Instead, you will be able to relax while your skincare provider moves the Forma™ handheld device over the treatment area. The Forma™ device directs RF energy to heat the skin and underlying tissue. While it varies, this temperature can reach 109 degrees fahrenheit. At this temperature, collagen in the deep layers of the skin will become stimulated. Over time, collagen production will increase. This is important because collagen is responsible for the overall quality of our skin. As collagen production increases, the skin itself will tighten to achieve a more natural and youthful aesthetic.

Why Choose Forma™ When So Many Other Options Exist?

Whereas other skin tightening procedures may require surgery, extensive downtime, and pain, Forma™ is a non-surgical and painless option. In fact, there is no recovery or downtime required after your Forma™ treatment, so you can get back to doing the things you love to do as soon as your treatment session is completed. Additionally, Forma™ is FDA approved to be safely used on any and all skin types. This is something specific to Forma™, as many other laser treatments cannot be used on darker skin tones.

If you think that Forma™ may be able to help treat and tighten, then make sure to schedule a consultation appointment with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa. At your consultation, you will be able to explain your aesthetic goals, and your skin professional will be able to determine whether Forma™ is the right treatment for you.

For more information about CoolTone® at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call713-807-1000 or contact us online today! 

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See the Effects of FX Skin Rejuvenation

The reality is that it doesn’t matter how old you are or what your lifestyle might be, or even what life events you may have experienced. Chances are that your facial skin is not at a level you would like it to be.

Whether it be wrinkles, fine lines, scars (including those unsightly acne scars), age spots, or sun damage, these facial blemishes can make you feel self-conscious, embarrassed, and frustrated. And while you may be able to cover these skin issues with makeup, clothing, or accessories, the truth is that these problems remain when you look at yourself in the mirror. However, the good news is that there are numerous non-surgical cosmetic options to help you revitalize your facial skin, and two of the most effective are ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™. This blog will explore these two treatments to help you better understand how they are performed and if they may be able to help you.

How Are ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ Treatments Performed?

Both ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ are essentially the same treatment, with the exception that DeepFX™ treats issues at a deeper level in the skin. ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ use CO2 fractional lasers to actively and aggressively treat skin concerns on the face.

The ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ laser energy works by promoting the production of collagen. This is important because collagen is a natural protein that is responsible for the strength and health of our skin. So, as more collagen is being produced, we will see a marked improvement to our skin quality. Essentially, laser treatments, such as ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ jumpstart the body into healing itself.

The ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ treatment can be completed in as little as one hour. For your treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin. Then, your skincare professional uses the handpiece to treat the target area. The laser energy penetrates deep into the skin to heat up the tissue and increase the amount of collagen in the skin. While you may experience some redness and slight irritation, one of the best aspects of this treatment is that there is no required downtime, which means that you can return to your normal daily activities (including work) immediately after your session is finished.

What Results Can I Expect With These Treatments?

Whether your frustrations are age related or lifestyle related, ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ can help you achieve smoother and softer facial skin. However, your results will not be limited to your physical appearance. Instead, you will be able to feel more comfortable and confident with the way you look. No longer will you feel self-conscious about your facial aesthetic in social situations. After your treatment, you can smile and laugh, knowing that you look amazing.

How Can I Tell If ActiveFX™ or DeepFX™ Can Help Me?

You may read this information and think that ActiveFX™ or DeepFX™ would be perfect for you; however, the next step in achieving a clearer complexion is to schedule a consultation. At your consultation, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic concerns, and your skincare professional will have the chance to examine your condition to determine if these treatments will help you achieve the results you desire.

For more information about CoolTone® at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call713-807-1000 or contact us online today! 

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Just for Men Series: Tone Your Body the Cool Way With CoolTone™

Exercising, eating right, lifting weights, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle sometimes doesn’t cut it. You may find yourself “pinching an inch” in places that you’d rather not, or your abs are so close to how you want them to be but they’re just not there. We’ve got you covered! CoolTone™ by CoolSculpting® at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa is the perfect solution for achieving the toned physique you have been working hard to achieve. There is no reason to overwork yourself too hard at the gym or not enjoy that piece of dessert after dinner one night. Live life a little, and let CoolTone™ help you!

What Is CoolTone™?

CoolTone™ is an innovative body-sculpting device made by the same people who created CoolSculpting®. This treatment sculpts the body and creates tighter, more toned muscles in the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks for a more defined muscular appearance. Each session is about 30 minutes long, and it uses magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) to induce involuntary muscle contractions.

Am I a Candidate?

Men who wish to tone up their abdomen, thighs, and buttocks are ideal candidates for this treatment. Candidates should also be in good health with realistic expectations of their results. Men who are considering CoolTone™ should be at or near their ideal goal weight as this is not a weight-loss procedure but more of a toning and strengthening treatment.

What Can I Expect After My CoolTone™ Treatment?

After treatment, men can resume their normal daily routine. The only side effect that people have reported is feeling sore as if they had just finished an intense workout. Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated is crucial; this process also helps to flush out lactic acid after the treatment. Men will notice an immediate improvement in their muscle tone in the treated area, and they will continue to see improvement over time. Depending on the individual goals and desires, some men may need to continue with treatments to best the outcome they are striving to achieve.

CoolTone™ is a treatment that offers outstanding, noticeable results. Patients need to continue living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle in order to maintain their results and enjoy their new contours.

For more information about CoolTone® at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call713-807-1000 or contact us online today! 

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Just for Men Series: Wrinkles, Lost Volume & Skincare

Many people think that facial enhancement and cleansing treatments are just for women. However, that is not the case. There are so many men who take proper care of their facial skin to keep their appearance looking youthful and refreshed – sometimes even more than women!
At the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we offer wrinkle reduction, facial fillers, and hydrating cleansing treatments to provide men with the rejuvenated aesthetic they desire.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

When men smile and make other facial expressions, lines and wrinkles begin to form over time, creating the potential need for correction or enhancement. BOTOX® Cosmetic can temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The most common treatment areas include the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that is injected into the treatment area and is designed to immobilize the muscles, resulting in a smooth, wrinkle-free aesthetic.

Facial Fillers

Facial fillers consist of a natural hyaluronic acid substance that is designed to hydrate and add volume to the skin, creating a more youthful, plump appearance. Over time, the body begins to lose volume and experience sagging in areas of the face like the cheeks, under the eyes, around the mouth, and even the lips. These fillers can help men fill in the hollowed, sunken in areas of their faces.

As mentioned previously, we offer fillers that consist of hyaluronic acid as this substance delivers nutrients, helps to retain moisture and soften the skin, and adds volume to the areas being treated. The facial fillers for men offered at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa are:

  • Restylane®: Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid gel that is long lasting and is designed for more pronounced facial folds and wrinkles such as those on the sides of the mouth and cheeks.
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra/JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus: JUVÉDERM® Ultra is FDA approved to last up to one year, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus is FDA approved to last more than one year. Both products can be used to treat the nasolabial folds, cheeks, lips, under eyes, and more.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC: JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is used for the mid face or cheek area and is FDA approved to last up to two years.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC: JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of vertical lips lines for up to one year.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC: JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is used in the nasolabial folds and smoker’s lines around the mouth and can last up to two years.

HydraFacial®

Skincare and skin health are so important. Removing all the dirt and grime from your face is very important because, if not, your face begins to look dull and older than it actually is. Our skincare specialists are experts in the HydraFacial® treatment. A HydraFacial® is a medical-grade hydrodermabrasion treatment that uses patented Vortex-Fusion® technology to provide you with a luminous glow quickly and gently.

During your refreshing HydraFacial® treatment, your skin will be cleansed and exfoliated to remove any dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and other remaining debris from the skin. The HydraFacial® handpiece with the HydroPeel® tip will then be passed over your skin to remove pollutants using gentle suction. At this time, hydrating serums will be delivered into the skin for optimal absorption and the opportunity to achieve even better results.

The Best of the Best!

All of these treatments are FDA approved, safe, and effective for men to achieve the aesthetic they desire. BOTOX® Cosmetic, facial fillers, and HydraFacial® are all quick treatments with no downtime that can provide men with the facial aesthetic they’ve had in mind. Don’t let aging get you down, we can help give you that youthful, vibrant, and radiant appearance!

For more information about skincare and wrinkles at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call 713-807-1000 or contact us online today! 

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Just for Men Series: Laser Hair Removal–How It Works and How It Can Help You

At the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, Dr. LeConey is proud to offer Just for Men, a selection of services and treatment procedures to help men look and feel the way they’ve always wanted. In many ways, Dr. LeConey’s goal is simple: help men look the way they want so that they can feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. And one of the most effective treatments in the Just for Men line of procedures is laser hair removal.

Why Get Laser Hair Removal?

While many men struggle with hair loss (on their heads), some men struggle with the opposite problem: unwanted hair on various areas of the body. For numerous men, this unwanted hair is present in areas that are normally meant to be hair-free, such as the back and upper arms, while other men want to get rid of hair on areas of the body that are more preferential when it comes to hair, such as the chest and stomach. Whatever the reason men desire hair removal, the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment offered at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa can help you achieve the aesthetic appearance that can make you feel proud.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment uses laser energy to destroy hair follicles, making them unable to grow hair. For this treatment, your skincare provider will move the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ handheld device over the treatment area. Laser energy is directed through the skin and into the skin’s tissue to destroy the follicles. Because of the revolutionary design of the device, the surrounding skin and tissue remain unharmed while the follicles are targeted.

Not only is this treatment effective, but (as the name suggests) it is painless. And with no downtime and a treatment session usually taking less than one hour to complete, you can take care of that unwanted hair during your lunch break.

 

What Can I Achieve From My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Waxing, shaving, and tweezing unwanted hair can cause you a lot of hassle, pain, and money. While you have to remember to take care of unwanted hair, it can be easy to forget, especially when you’re in a hurry to get somewhere. However, with the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal treatment that is part of the Just for Men line of procedures, your results will be permanent, which means that you can enjoy smooth, hairless skin for the rest of your days. This not only allows you the chance to look as good as you want, but it can help you feel much more confident about your appearance

For more information about laser hair removal at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call 713-807-1000 or contact us online today! 

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Just for Men Series: Why Should I Choose PRP for Hair Restoration?

Many men equate their health, vitality, and aesthetic attractiveness to their hair. Because of this, some men who suffer from thinning hair and/or hair loss can find themselves with little to no self-esteem. If you suffer from hair loss, then there are a few different options you can take. You can accept your hair loss with as much pride as you can muster; you can cover your thinning hair with hats, scarves, or other clothing, or you can undergo hair restoration treatments..

If you are a man who chooses the last option of hair restoration, your decisions don’t end there. Instead, you next have to decide which restoration treatment you want to have. While many men tend to think of hair transplant treatments, that is usually because transplants have been one of the only hair restoration options for years. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the right or best choice anymore. Instead, PRP hair restoration is one of the most successful treatments available to help men regain their full head of hair.  

What Is PRP Hair Restoration?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is essentially blood that has high concentrations of platelets. This is important because these platelets have healing and regenerative qualities, especially in regard to cell reproduction and tissue regeneration.

PRP has become one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for numerous cosmetic enhancements, including microneedling treatments with PRP. With PRP treatments, you can look forward to facial, skin, and hair rejuvenation and restoration, and one of the best parts is that the plasma comes from your own blood, so there is no risk of your body rejecting the treatment, as can happen with foreign products.

How Will My PRP Hair Restoration Treatment Be Performed?

For your PRP hair restoration treatment, blood will be drawn from your arm to harvest the PRP. This is achieved by taking the blood and placing it in a centrifuge, which spins the collected blood rapidly, causing the blood cells to separate from the PRP. This PRP is placed in a syringe and then injected directly into areas of the scalp where hair is thinning out.

The PRP works to regenerate dormant and damaged hair follicles while strengthening the surrounding follicles. One of the ways this is achieved is by the PRP stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, which are responsible for the skin’s health, strength, and elasticity. The result is noticeably fuller and healthier hair. So, instead of wearing a ball cap everywhere you go, feel free to let your head breathe as you run your fingers through those luscious locks.

What Other Treatments Can I Have to Compliment My PRP Hair Restoration?

At the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, Dr. LeConey is proud to offer the Just for Men line of treatments and procedures. The goal of the Just for Men treatments is to allow men to achieve the handsome and defined appearance that they have always desired, no matter what their age. Along with PRP hair restoration, this line of services includes various non-surgical skin and body contouring treatments, including:

Whether you choose to undergo PRP hair restoration treatments as a standalone procedure or you choose to explore other treatments in the Just for Men line of procedures, you can trust that you will look and feel more confident and comfortable than you have in a very long time.

For more information about PRP hair restoration at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call 713-807-1000 or contact us online today! 

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Just for Men: Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Over time, our bodies begin to break down and get tired, and we’re no longer able to really consider ourselves “spring chickens” anymore, right?! That’s 100 percent normal and something that can be expected. The truth is that after the age of 30, male testosterone starts to decline naturally. Some symptoms of this decrease in testosterone can be subtle; however, others may hinder your lifestyle. The good news is that these symptoms of male aging and the hormonal changes that occur can be treated at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa. With hormone replacement therapy, you can achieve and recapture the hormone levels that you had when you were in your 30s to allow you to feel more youthful than you have in years!

 

What Is Low Testosterone?

Even though we’ve all heard of testosterone, many people don’t fully know what it is. Testosterone is a sex hormone that is produced by the testicles. This hormone typically decreases with age. In fact, according to the American Urological Association, about 40 percent of males over the age of 45 have low testosterone. Testosterone is responsible for regulating libido, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, and the production of red blood cells and sperm. So, with the decrease in testosterone, men can sometimes feel the negative effects of this hormonal loss.

Most Common Signs of Low Testosterone

Though low testosterone can present itself differently in each person, some of the most common signs include:

  1. Low sex drive
  2. Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection
  3. Hair loss
  4. Fatigue
  5. Increased body fat
  6. Mood changes
  7. And more…

How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Help!

One of the unique aspects of testosterone replacement therapy is that there are no injections or surgical procedures required. In fact, this therapy treatment comes in the form of a cream that you administer directly to your skin.

However, before undergoing testosterone replacement therapy, it is necessary to know that you actually suffer from low testosterone levels. To find out if you are a candidate for this therapy, you must schedule a consultation. Our professionals will listen to your concerns and determine the correct dosage for the transdermal testosterone cream. Applying the cream to the upper arms, shoulders, or abdomen is the most effective way to use the cream. This particular treatment option is a safe and natural alternative to testosterone injections. After the application, the cream takes about two hours to absorb into the skin. At this time, patients should start feeling and noticing the effects, with results becoming apparent after a few weeks of treatment.

Testosterone replacement therapy can help men look and feel more masculine than they have been feeling and give them the confidence that may have been missing.

For more information about testosterone replacement therapy at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call 713-807-1000 or contact us online today! 

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Just for Men Series

We kicked off the series last month with microneedling and PRP for men so that they can always look their best. Putting your best face (and body) forward is something that everyone should strive to achieve. Confidence is key, and with the right attitude and help from the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we can help you reach your goals.

Our Just for Men series will highlight the major services offered “Just for Men!” Because like women, men need to take care of themselves too. Take pride in your appearance and feel confident in yourself to conquer anything you put your mind to.  

Set Yourself Up for Success

Our Just for Men services are designed with you in mind as a complete lifetime program from injectables and fillers to hair removal to CoolSculpting® and more, we’ve got it covered. And this isn’t just a one-and-done thing, our professionals at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa are excited to see your wellness and lifestyle journey continue and flourish. Along with an increase in confidence and an attractive appearance, our services offer the improvement of:

  • Strength & Energy
  • Endurance & Stamina
  • Good Health & Fitness
  • Mental Focus & Concentration
  • Sexual Health & Vitality

What Can I Expect?

During our Just for Men Series, we will discuss each treatment that we offer in detail and provide you with the ins and outs of it so that you can determine which service is best for you at this time in your life. The services we will highlight include:

  1. Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  2. Hair Restoration With PRP
  3. Laser Hair Removal
  4. Skin Care & Wrinkles
  5. Body Contouring

As always, a one-on-one consultation is suggested so that you can relay your goals and concerns and ask any questions that you may have. This time will also give us the opportunity to create a treatment plan that is geared to you, your body, and your goals. We can’t wait to help you on your wellness journey!

For more information about treatments for men at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call 713-807-1000 or contact us online today! 

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Why Should Men Consider Microneedling With PRP?

One of the most common misconceptions that so many people have is that plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments are meant only for women. And while it’s true that women tend to undergo cosmetic procedures more frequently than men, that does not mean that men cannot benefit greatly from the services available. Just like women, men often struggle with skin issues on their faces. Blemishes like wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and sun damage can cause men to feel self-conscious and even embarrassed. But, the good news is that there are treatments available to help men regain the soft, smooth facial skin they desire. One of the most trusted and successful treatments is microneedling. However, at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we up the game by combining microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for complete facial rejuvenation.

How Is This Treatment Performed?

Microneedling with PRP is a combined procedure that stimulates the production of collagen in your skin. This collagen helps your body to heal itself naturally. And the best part is that this treatment usually takes less than one hour to complete.

Microneedling

While the concept of microneedling may seem unconventional, this minimally invasive treatment offers patients dynamic results. For this treatment, a topical ointment is used to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Once the ointment is applied, your skin professional will use the SkinPen® to create micro-injuries to the target areas. These micro-injuries are created by tiny needles that penetrate the upper layer of your skin.

PRP

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which acts as a natural healing agent for the micro-injuries created. Before your microneedling session, your skin care professional will extract blood from your body (usually from the arm). This blood is then processed to separate the PRP. After the SkinPen® has made the necessary micro-injuries, the PRP is applied. The platelet-rich plasma is then absorbed into the skin through the micro-channels created from the microneedling process. Once the PRP has been applied, your treatment session is complete.

 

What Results Can Men Expect From Their SkinPen® Treatment?

Whether on a date or simply looking at your reflection in the mirror, it is important that men feel a sense of pride in their facial appearance. So many men, however, struggle with uneven skin tones and other imperfections, which can cause them to doubt their aesthetic qualities. After your SkinPen® treatment, not only can you regain clearer skin on your face, but you can also feel a strong sense of pride and comfort in your own skin.

While microneedling with PRP has many positive qualities, one of the most notable is that there is little to no downtime associated with this procedure. So, you will begin to look younger than you have in years before you know it.

For more information about microneedling with PRP at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call 713-807-1000 or contact us online today! 

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Do I Need a Chemical Peel or an Injectable Treatment?

If you have spent any time researching cosmetic treatments, then you have probably come to the realization that there are a lot of different options. Many men and women make the mistake of thinking that all cosmetic treatments are equal and each can offer the same results. The reality is that cosmetic treatments are different in not only the way they are performed but in the correction they offer.

One of the most common frustrations that many patients have is the appearance and quality of their facial skin. And two of the most trusted and effective procedures to help correct facial impurities are chemical peels and injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers. But, like we said before, these two options are not the same and offer very different corrections. Here, we will explore the differences between these treatments to help you decide which may be right for you.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

The main purpose of chemical peels is to rejuvenate your skin’s health and appearance. This is accomplished through exfoliating the skin (which means to remove any dead cells and impurities from the top layer of skin). A chemical peel is a non-invasive procedure that causes the skin to replenish itself. For this treatment, your skin specialist will apply a chemical solution to your facial skin. After an allotted amount of time, the solution is washed away to allow your body to begin its natural healing and rejuvenating process. Over the next several days, you will experience some flaking and peeling of your skin. This is completely normal, as this is the impurities of your skin being removed. New skin that is rich in collagen and melanin will grow, giving your face the youthful and smooth look and feel that you desire.

What Are Injectable Treatments?

While both chemical peels and injectable treatments can correct many of the same issues, such as worn skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and other facial blemishes, injectable treatments such as dermal fillers are used to address issues that lie beneath the surface of your skin. Some of the most common injectable treatments are dermal fillers, which can help volumize areas of the skin that have thinned out due to age and/or lifestyle. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive and require your skin specialist to inject various solutions just under the surface of your skin

How Do I Know Which Treatment to Get?

If you are looking to rejuvenate the quality and appearance of your skin, then a chemical peel is the correct choice for you. That is because you are literally helping your body replace old and worn-out skin with new, healthy skin. To maintain the best results, you should undergo chemical peel treatments regularly to match up with your skin’s life cycle. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, should be used if you are looking to add volume to your facial skin and/or correct issues that lie deeper than your epidermis.

If you are unsure which treatment is best for you and your facial skin needs, then schedule a consultation with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa to allow one of our trained and knowledgeable skin experts to help guide you on your aesthetic journey.

For more information about chemical peels at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please call 713-807-1000 or contact us online today!