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When to Choose JUVÉDERM® Over a Facelift

With so many cosmetic procedures and treatments available, choosing the right option can seem overwhelming. This is especially true when you are trying to correct issues on the face. Two of the most common procedures available for the face are dermal fillers and facelift surgery. While both of these options can give you stunning results, returning your face to a smoother, more youthful appearance, it is important to know what each procedure can do and why dermal fillers can often be the smarter choice for your facial contouring needs.

What Is a Dermal Filler?

Dermal fillers are minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that are largely made up of hyaluronic acid (HA). One of the leading names in dermal fillers is JUVÉDERM®. This dermal filler can be used to treat skin blemishes in various areas of your body, including the neck and face.
For a JUVÉDERM® treatment, the professionals at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa will inject the solution into the strategically selected treatment areas of the face. The hyaluronic acid helps to absorb water, allowing skin imperfections (such as wrinkles, fine lines, and even scars) to be erased, leaving you with smooth, supple skin. After your JUVÉDERM® treatment, you’ll be able to smile at your reflection, knowing that you are putting your best face forward.

Why Can JUVÉDERM® Be a Preferred Treatment to Facelift Surgery?

Let’s face it, the idea of surgery can be scary, and plastic surgery is no different. A facelift requires an extensive amount of work, both before and after the procedure. Not only do you have to worry about anesthesia, incisions, sutures, and scars, but you also need to have weeks of downtime to recover. If the prospect of dealing with a surgical procedure worries you, then JUVÉDERM® may be the answer you are looking for. While dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® are invasive, it is only an injection that you’ll experience rather than a full surgical incision.

After your procedure, whether it be dermal fillers or facelift surgery, you will have a rejuvenated facial appearance that will turn heads for all the right reasons. But before you get to that point, it is important that you ask yourself what you want to put your body and face through to accomplish those results. If you are looking for facial contouring without the hassles of surgery, then let JUVÉDERM® work its magic!

For more information about the JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers offered at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please contact us online or call us at 713-807-1000 to schedule your consultation.

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When Should I Start Getting BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Preventative BOTOX® Cosmetic. Have you heard of it? If not, then you should read this! Preventative BOTOX® Cosmetic is the latest cosmetic trend and allows you to get a jump start on the signs of aging so that you can stop it before it starts or gets worse.

You know when your parents used to say, “Don’t make that face, or it’ll stay that way.” Well, it’s going to happen, not when you’re five, but when you’re older. Constant muscle movements like squinting, laughing, and frowning eventually take a toll on your face, and these lines begin to show more often, even becoming permanent. But preventative BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you avoid those lines and facial blemishes before they become something to worry about.

Am I Old Enough?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved for patients 18 years and older. Most professionals believe that patients who are in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are at a good age for preventative treatment sessions. Before that time, it is doubtful that you’d have enough lines and wrinkles to really worry about. However, focusing on proper skincare routines and wearing sunscreen is very important for skin health and aesthetics in your earlier years.

What Should I Expect With Preventative BOTOX® Cosmetic?

First, you will have a consultation to go over your cosmetic goals and expectations. During the appointment, you will be able to discuss any concerns and ask any questions you may have. The professionals at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa will explain that BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that uses a diluted form of botulinum toxin A to block the nerve signals that are sent to the facial muscles. This temporarily immobilizes the muscles in the treated area, giving patients a smooth aesthetic while making them appear younger.

Let’s Do This!

Preventative treatments can limit the evolution of future wrinkles as well as reduce any treatments that may be required in the future. Additionally, looking and feeling your best is a major help to your self-esteem and confidence. If you are interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments for yourself, then schedule a consultation with us. Your results will last a few months, and if you like the results and the way they make you feel, then maintenance treatments can be scheduled to keep your natural-looking facial aesthetic looking great year-round!

For more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic offered at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please contact us online or call us at 713-807-1000 to schedule your consultation.

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Why Should I Undergo a Skin Tightening Treatment?

Aging can really take a toll on our bodies over time, but there are surgeries and treatments that can make our facial aesthetic look younger. Injectables and dermal fillers and facelift and neck lift surgeries are two opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to facial enhancement; there’s got to be something in the middle, and there is. Forma™. Skin tightening with Forma™ can help you look years younger.

What Is Forma™?

Forma™ is the only auto-adjusting, non-invasive, thermal radio frequency skin tightening treatment on the market. The Forma™ device uses radio frequency technology to target the deep layers of the skin. The subdermal heating stimulates collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity, which results in tightened skin, decreased wrinkles, and a younger-looking aesthetic.
Forma™ can be performed on both men and women of all skin types. This treatment is designed to enhance the thighs, upper arms, abdomen, knees, elbows, and neck for complete skin tightening.

The Benefits & Advantages of Forma™

Besides just tightening the skin, Forma™ skin tightening can:

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Provides a lifted, firmer appearance
  • Improves skin tone by reducing age spots and dark spots
  • Increases collagen to give your skin a radiant, youthful glow

Forma™ skin tightening:

  • Is non-invasive and non-surgical
  • Is quick and painless
  • Provides noticeable results after your first treatment
  • Produces long-lasting results

Will I Actually Have Tighter Skin?

The short answer is yes. However, everyone has different skin concerns. If you have minimal sagging in only a few areas, then you may only need to undergo one or two Forma™ treatment sessions. But, if you have more extensive sagging and skin damage, then you may have to schedule a couple more treatments to achieve the results you truly desire.

Scheduling a consultation with our professionals at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa will give you the opportunity to discuss your goals and desires while they examine your skin thoroughly. It is there that our doctors will determine if you are a candidate for Forma™ skin tightening.

Call the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa today at 713-807-1000 to set up your consultation or fill out our online contact form.

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Why Do I Have Cellulite & Can VelaShape® Help?

If you are experiencing dimples and divots in your skin, but you can’t get rid of them or even know why they’re there, then you are in the right place. Cellulite is common on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and belly, and those dimples are actually fat deposits underneath the skin. VelaShape® can help eliminate the appearance of cellulite, leaving you with a smoother body contour.

Gender & Genetics

Your gender matters when it comes to cellulite. Women develop more fat in the buttocks and thighs, which leads to cellulite. Because of this, women often experience cellulite more than men. Additionally, genetics plays a significant role in whether or not you will get cellulite too. Everyone’s bodies are different, and some are more prone to cellulite than others.

Age & Weight

The skin loses its elasticity as we age, which leads to the development of cellulite in older women. That doesn’t mean that only older women will get cellulite. Cellulite can come at any age and any stage of life. Weight gain can also contribute to the development of cellulite. For most, not even the most strenuous workouts or healthy diets will help.

Yes! VelaShape® Can Help!

Should we say that again?! Yes! VelaShape® can help with the appearance of cellulite. This process uses a combination of infrared light and radio frequency to heat the treatment area. The abdomen, arms, knees, and thighs can be treated with VelaShape®.
Some patients may require more than one treatment to achieve their desired results. However, a personal consultation can help determine if you are a candidate for VelaShape®. During this consultation, you will be able to discuss your goals and find out how many sessions you may need to reach those goals.

VelaShape® patients will notice decreased cellulite and improved skin tone and texture as collagen production increases. Results will last longer if a balanced diet and exercise routine is followed.

Call the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa today at 713-807-1000 to set up your consultation or fill out our online contact form.

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How Does CoolTone™ Differ From CoolSculpting® Elite?

We all have extra layers of fluff that we want to get rid of. The good news is that there are many cosmetic procedures available, from surgical to non-surgical. The negative is that there are so many to choose from that it can often feel overwhelming. Two of the most trusted and popular non-invasive treatments are CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone™. Though these treatments both come from the CoolSculpting® brand, they are different procedures. Each offers dynamic results that will leave you feeling confident in the way you look. But what is the difference?

Get Toned With CoolTone™

Do you ever feel like you are working out constantly, but your body isn’t as firm and toned as you would like? That’s where CoolTone™ comes in. CoolTone™ uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation to create contractions in the treated area. This process goes on for about 30 minutes in the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs to create a more toned aesthetic. CoolTone™ is non-surgical, and it does not require any downtime. Some patients report that they feel like they just completed an intense workout. Your results should start to become visible after about two weeks because the muscles need time to rebuild. Multiple treatment sessions and a healthy lifestyle are recommended for the best results.

Lose Fat With CoolSculpting® Elite

CoolSculpting® Elite is a non-surgical, fat-reduction treatment that freezes the fat in hard-to-reach areas of the body for ultimate body contouring. This cooling technology suctions portions of the body and freezes the fat cells without damaging any other areas. Once the frozen fat cells are dead, they are naturally eliminated by the body a few months later, revealing a slimmer physique. CoolSculpting® Elite can treat nine different areas, including under the chin and jawline areas, thighs, abdomen, flanks, bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks, and the upper arms.

Both of these body-sculpting treatments can be performed on men and women. Find out if you are a candidate by scheduling your consultation with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa professionals to discuss your goals and determine which treatment might be the best for you at this time.

For more information about CoolTone™, please contact the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa by filling out our online contact form or calling us at 713-807-1000 to schedule your consultation.

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Body-Contouring Services at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa

At the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we offer many different body contouring options designed to treat all of your needs. Whether you are looking for contouring and tightening in your abdomen, thighs, or neck, we can help guide you in the direction you need to go. Cooling or Magnetic Muscle Stimulation technology like CoolSculpting® Elite and CoolTone™, or radio frequency treatments, like VelaShape® and Forma™, the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa has it all!

CoolSculpting® Elite

CoolSculpting® Elite is a non-surgical, no downtime treatment that freezes your stubborn fat for good. There are seven different applicators to choose from for customized treatments, and the device uses controlled cooling to freeze the predetermined area of fat cells without damaging any other skin around the treatment area. Once these frozen fat cells die off, they are naturally eliminated from the body, creating a more contoured physique.

CoolTone™

CoolTone™ induces involuntary muscle contractions to build and sculpt a stronger, more toned appearance. This treatment works on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, and it can be performed on both men and women. There is no downtime associated with CoolTone™; however, you may feel a little sore like you just completed an intense workout.

VelaShape®

This treatment does the opposite of CoolSculpting® Elite and uses infrared light and radio frequency to heat the fat cells as well as the tissues around the treatment area to reduce the appearance of cellulite. VelaShape® can be used on the abdomen, knees, thighs, and arms for cellulite treatment, and it is said to feel like a warm deep tissue massage.

Skin Tightening With Forma™

Getting older can take a toll on our bodies, and sagging skin might be one of the most annoying parts of aging. Skin tightening with Forma™ can help! This treatment uses radio frequency technology to contract the skin in the deep layers of the tissue. The heat produces more collagen, and elasticity is improved, which results in tightened skin in the treatment area. Forma™ is a great option for both men and women with any skin type.

It is highly recommended that you schedule a body-contouring consultation to determine which treatment may be the best for you and your goals. By discussing your desires, you and your doctor will be on the same page and ready to achieve the body contour of your dreams.

For more information about body-contouring services, please contact the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa by filling out our online contact form or calling us at 713-807-1000 to schedule your consultation.

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Ultimate Body Sculpting With CoolSculpting® Elite

CoolSculpting® Elite offers patients non-surgical body contouring so that you can reach new body goals. If you are suffering from unwanted, stubborn fat, then CoolSculpting® Elite may be able to help you. The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa offers the latest and greatest in body-sculpting treatments.

What Is CoolSculpting® Elite?

CoolSculpting® Elite is a fat-freezing technology that uses controlled cooling to freeze the fat away in a predetermined treatment area. The device has seven different applicators to choose from so that each patient receives more personalized care during their session. Once the CoolSculpting® Elite machine is in place, it uses suction to work its magic by freezing the fat in the treated area. This process does not damage the skin, tissues, or vessels, and it is completely non-surgical. Over time, the frozen fat dies and is naturally discarded from the body.

What Areas Can CoolSculpting® Elite Treat?

There are nine different areas of the body that CoolSculpting® Elite can treat. These nine areas include:

  • Under the chin and jawline
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Flanks
  • Banana roll (underneath the buttocks)

One of the great advantages of undergoing a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment is that two parts of the body can be worked on at the same time. Patients can come in on their lunch break or during their child’s nap time to get a quick, no-downtime session in before going back to their day.

Will My Fat Come Back?

Although CoolSculpting® Elite is permanent in the treatment area, new fat cells can still develop in that area if proper diet and exercise are not followed. It is important to take care of the new you so that you can always feel confident in your skin.

Schedule a Consultation

Scheduling a consultation with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa will bring you one step closer to the body contour of your dreams! You will be able to discuss your desires and goals, and our professionals will determine if you are truly a candidate for CoolSculpting® Elite.
For more information about CoolSculpting® Elite, please call the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa by filling out our online contact form or calling us at 713-807-1000 to schedule your consultation.

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Achieve a New Chin Contour With KYBELLA®

Are you getting tired of finding your “right angle” for selfies or regular photos in general? Is your double chin always getting in the way, and you’ve had enough?! KYBELLA® can help eliminate excess fat under the chin to restore a youthful, more contoured appearance and give you the confidence that you’ve been missing.

1. Why KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that safely and effectively reduces excess fat under the chin. If you experience submental fullness (a double chin) due to aging, genetics, or weight gain, then this injectable treatment may be the one you’ve been looking for. Treatments are fast and effective, and the recovery time is quick.

2. The Process

This minimally invasive injectable treatment injects the KYBELLA® substance into the skin. This then destroys the fat cells in the treated area, leaving you with a more desirable aesthetic. KYBELLA® is a formulation of deoxycholic acid that breaks down fat cells and absorbs them over time to reveal a smoother, sleeker chin and jawline. The specific target areas will be discussed and decided during your consultation at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, and these predetermined areas will be prepped for the number of injections needed to reduce the extra fat. Most patients require two to four treatments, spaced one month apart, to achieve optimal results.

3. Show Off Your Results

Patients can expect to show off their newly contoured appearance about 12 weeks after their treatment session. However, full results tend to become more noticeable after about six months. As long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained, then the results of KYBELLA® should be long lasting, as the fat cells are removed for good. You won’t have to worry about getting the right angle in photos or when talking face to face with someone; every angle will be your angle with the increased confidence that KYBELLA® provides!

For more information about KYBELLA®, please contact us online or call us at 713-807-1000 to schedule your consultation.

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Reduce Your Cellulite With QWO®

Dimples. Cottage cheese. Craters. Cellulite. Whatever you call it, it’s all the same, and QWO® can fix it! QWO® is a prescription medication that treats moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks, and it is administered as an injectable treatment. You will be able to smooth out your backside and enjoy the benefits of QWO® at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa.

1. What Are the Benefits?

QWO® is FDA approved for cellulite reduction treatment on the buttocks. It is a non-surgical and painless treatment that is aimed at women who experience cellulite in the buttocks. With a smoother backside, you will feel less self-conscious about your body.

2. Does It Really Remove Cellulite?

Yes! QWO® actually works. As the substance is injected into the skin, the fibrous bands that are pulled tight are released, and the fat cells are redistributed more evenly in the behind. This cellulite reduction process also stimulates collagen, which allows for a fuller, smoother booty.

3. When Can I Show Off My Booty With Confidence?

Depending on the patient and the amount of reduction needed, most patients may undergo three sessions, spaced three weeks apart. It is not until after all QWO® sessions are completed that patients will begin to notice improvement in their cellulite. The results from QWO® can last up to one year, but it is imperative to stick to a healthy lifestyle in order to extend the life of your QWO® treatment. Repeat or maintenance sessions are suggested and available, if needed.

To learn more about QWO® and set up your consultation with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, please contact us online or call us at 713-807-1000.

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Laugh Freely With JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC

Men and women should be able to laugh freely any time they want, without worry. But sometimes that just isn’t the case. Repetitive motion along with the natural effects of aging causes the skin to become lax, which then creates unwelcomed lines and wrinkles on the face. With JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC, you can laugh like everyone is watching and not have to worry about anything.

1. What Does JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC Do?

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is formulated with Allergan’s proprietary VYCROSS® technology and is designed to increase lost volume in the cheek area. This technology blends different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, which contributes to the gel’s duration. Once injected into the predetermined treatment area, the dermal filler will increase volume in the nasolabial folds to lessen the appearance of laugh lines on the face. Most patients opt for a numbing cream so that they are more comfortable during their session. There is minimal to no discomfort after the treatment, but some patients may experience redness, bruising, and swelling. However, these will dissipate over time.

2. Laugh Longer With JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC

The results of a JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC filler treatment can last up to 18 months. This means that patients can enjoy their smooth facial appearance even longer. It is recommended that recipients of injectable dermal fillers undergo repeat treatment sessions to maintain their results. JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC is highly popular, as it is the longest-lasting product on the market and also offers immediate results. Because of this, patients can see a change in their nasolabial folds right away.

3. Other JUVÉDERM® Fillers

The JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers offers a variety of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers designed to target specific areas of the body. Whether you are experiencing the effects of aging in the face, lips, or hands, the JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers can help you along the way to enhance your aesthetic.

For more information about JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC or other JUVÉDERM® products, please call 713-807-1000 or contact us online today!