The loss of facial volume over time can cause your skin to sag and exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The JUVÉDERM® family of products has been developed to help restore lost volume and smooth fine lines and wrinkles without surgery or extended downtime.
The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and is a fully integrated medical spa. Dr. Richard LeConey has developed comprehensive personal anti-aging, wellness, hormone, and skincare programs for both men and women.
Our motto is: “Feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel.”
We believe that there is simply no reason for you to look or feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dr. LeConey is board-certified in emergency medicine, is a certified Allergan trainer, and trains physicians and nurses in the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®.
Ideal candidates for treatment with JUVÉDERM® products are non-smokers in good general health who wish to restore facial volume for a more youthful appearance. The formulation used will depend on the area of the face and aesthetic concerns being treated.
JUVÉDERM® products are made of a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar that is produced by your body. HA attracts moisture to the skin and other tissues to help keep them supple and hydrated. There are different formulations of JUVÉDERM® available, depending on the area being treated. We will discuss this with you during your consultation and develop a personalized treatment plan.
JUVÉDERM® XC is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, which are the lines that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
This formulation is meant to restore or add volume to the lips and smooth fine lines around the mouth.
This formulation is designed for injection into the cheeks to help remedy the loss of volume, causing a hollowed appearance or a loss of definition.
This formulation is also designed to fill and smooth moderate to severe facial creases but produces a smoother result.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is designed to augment the lips and smooth perioral lines. This formulation is softer than JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC.
Immediately after your injections, you may experience some slight redness, swelling, or bruising. These side effects are typically mild and should resolve within a few days.
You will see the initial results of your treatment immediately, and your appearance will refine as the swelling dissipates and the gel settles. You can expect to look more refreshed and youthful and will see an improvement in facial volume. JUVÉDERM® products can last for six months to one year, depending on the formulation used and the area(s) treated. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can help prolong your results.