Microneedling with SkinPen®

 

Fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars can age your appearance and make you feel self-conscious. Microneedling is a treatment that can help improve the texture of your skin and stimulate collagen production with little to no downtime. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) helps to provide optimal results.

Benefits


  • Little to no downtime
  • FDA cleared
  • More youthful skin without surgery

Why Choose The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa?

The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and has a fully integrated medical spa. Dr. Richard LeConey and his wife Dana have 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 SkinPen® Microneedling with PRP are in good general health and are looking for a minimally invasive treatment to address the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage

SkinPen® Microneedling

SkinPen® uses thin needles to create micro-channels in the skin, stimulating the body’s healing response. The body begins to produce more collagen over time, providing smoother, firmer, more youthful skin. A topical numbing cream may be applied before your treatment for your comfort.

-Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets in the blood that are crucial to wound healing. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. With a simple, quick, and advantageous process, your PRP professional is able to derive a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells and create autologous platelet-rich plasma. Since the autologous platelet-rich plasma is processed from the patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.

When adding PRP to your microneedling treatment, your blood will be drawn and used to derive the platelet-rich plasma for application with the SkinPen®.

Recovery and Results

Most patients experience some minor redness and swelling for one to three days after treatment. Some may experience You will be provided with aftercare instructions that should be followed carefully to avoid complications and achieve the best results possible.

You may see some improvement after your skin heals. However, microneedling with PRP relies on the body’s healing ability, so your skin will continue to improve over the next three to four weeks. A series of treatments may be recommended, depending on the cognition being treated.

IPL PhotoFacial

IPL Photofacial

Most people want clear, smooth skin, but it can be difficult to achieve, even with a healthy lifestyle and skincare routine. IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacial uses a bright light to help reduce the appearance of signs of aging, such as brown spots, melasma, broken capillaries, wrinkles, and other cosmetic imperfections.

Benefits

  • Little to no downtime
  • Results can be long lasting
  • Can be performed on virtually any part of the body

Why Choose The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa?

The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and has 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 and provide natural-looking rejuvenation.

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for IPL Photofacial are patients who wish to reduce the appearance of the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Rosacea
  • Brown sun spots
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Uneven texture
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Melasma
  • Age spots
  • Spider veins
  • Stretch marks

How It Works

IPL therapy uses a bright, intense light to heat up the dermis (deeper layer of the skin), stimulating the production of more collagen. Collagen is the protein your body uses to give the skin its structure. The heat also destroys pigment cells, such as melanin, to help remedy uneven pigmentation. During treatment, you may feel mild discomfort, much like a rubber band snapping. The number of sessions required will depend on the size of the treatment site and the condition being addressed. Most patients undergo two to six sessions spaced four weeks apart.

IPL photofacial can also be combined with treatments like laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel for optimal results.

Our newest state-of-the-art laser is the Stellar M22™ by Lumenis®. This device includes four different modalities, including IPL photofacial with ResurFX™, Nd:YAG for spider veins, and Q-Switch for dark tattoos. We can combine IPL photofacial and ResurFX™ for our PhotoFractional treatment, which helps remove brown and red spots and improve the texture of the skin.

ResurFX™

ResurFX™ is a non-ablative, fractional laser treatment perfect for skin resurfacing in just one pass. The device can use different grid patterns for different purposes, and there is little to no downtime required.

PhotoFractional (Photofacial and ResurFX™ combined)

The combination of these two treatments provides comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Uneven  pigmentation, finelines, and textural concerns can all be treated with minimal downtime.

Q-switch for Dark Tattoos

Dark tattoos are often difficult to treat. Q switched lasers are more effective at breaking up dark tattoo ink than traditional laser therapy. Ink particles are broken down so that they can be absorbed and eliminated by the body.

ActiveFX™/ DeepFX™ (CO2 fractional laser)

CO2 fractional laser resurfacing is performed to treat the appearance of sun damage, scars,  fine lines, and wrinkles. The alser energy creates microchannels in the skin, stimulating the body’s healing response and the production of new collagen.

Recovery and Results

Immediately following your treatment, you may experience some redness and discomfort similar to a sunburn. These side effects should resolve in 24 to 48 hours. Aftercare instructions should be followed carefully to help ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of complications. Pigmented lesions may appear darker at first and then peel off as your skin heals. 

IPL photofacial can provide long-lasting improvement, but it cannot stop the natural aging process. A comprehensive skincare routine and proper sun protection can help prolong your results. Some patients may also decide to undergo maintenance treatments. A personalized treatment and maintenance plan can be discussed during your consultation appointment.

Men Hydrafacial®

  • Growth Factor Boost

    As if our Hydrafacial treatment could get any better? Try adding our new Growth Factor Boost to your next treatment! At $80, this magic serum is worth the extra cost to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and bring your skin back to its youthful state.

    Why add a growth factor to your hydrafacial treatment?

    Growth Factors help to minimize the appearance of fine lines, strengthen skin, and keep skin nourished. This Growth factor boost will soothe and renew your skin leaving a more radiant and even complexion.

    Growth Factor Boost

    • Serum based skin resurfacing
    • Immediate results
    • Hydrating
    • Exfoliation for all skin types
    • Painless extraction
    • Improves acne-prone or oily skin
    • Recommended monthly

    * Add on treatments include:

    • Lip exfoliation
    • Growth factor boost
    • Upgraded glycolic

  • Facial Fillers

    You have many options when choosing the right facial filler. We offer the latest in both Hyaluronic facial fillers. Every patients needs are different. We always do a free consultation to help you decide what facial filler is best for you. To find out more about these facial fillers click on them below.

    • Juvederm Ultra / Juvederm Ultra Plus: Juvederm Ultra is a FDA approved to last up to 1 year and Juvederm Ultra Plus is FDA approved to last up to 1 year and beyond. Both products can be used in the Nasiolabliol folds, cheeks, lips, under eyes, and more.
    • Juvederm Voluma: Juvederm Voluma is used for the mid face, or cheek area, and is FDA approved to last up to 2 years.
    • Juvederm Volbella: Juvederm Volbella is the first and only FDA approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of vertical lips lines for up to 1 year.
    • Juvederm Vollure: Vollure is used in the nasiolabiol folds and smokers lines around the mouth and can last up to 2 years
    • Restylane: 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.

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    BOTOX® Cosmetic

    Facial lines caused by muscle movements, such as squinting or smiling, are known as dynamic wrinkles. This type of wrinkle can be tough to prevent and treat and may make you look sad or angry even when you are in a good mood. Tiny muscles cause the skin to fold when you make a facial expression, and over time, these folds become deeper and more permanent.

    BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to soften facial lines and creases to provide a more youthful and refreshed aesthetic.

    Benefits

    • Non-surgical
    • Little to no downtime
    • Treatment is quick and easy

    Why Choose The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa?

    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

    Ideal candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles in the upper portion of the face but are not interested in a surgical procedure. Patients should be in good health and willing to continue regular treatments if they wish to maintain their youthful appearance.

    How It Works

    BOTOX® Cosmetic is made of a diluted form of botulinum toxin A, which blocks nerve signals to the facial muscles. When it is strategically injected, the BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily immobilizes the muscles, smoothing out wrinkles in the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used in the following areas:

    • Forehead
    • Frown lines
    • Smoker’s lines
    • Crow’s feet
    • Neck bands
    • Masseter muscle (for facial slimming)

    Ice or numbing cream may be applied to the target sites for your comfort. Injections will then be made to relax the muscles that are causing fine lines and wrinkles. Your treatment can be completed in about 15 minutes.

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    Recovery and Results

    Immediately after your injections, you may experience some swelling and redness in the treatment site(s). These side effects are usually mild and resolve within a day or two. You may return to most of your regular activities right after your appointment, but we recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for about 24 hours.

    Most patients begin to see results 24 to 48 hours after their injections. Final results can take 10 to 14 days to develop. You can expect the effects of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment to last for approximately three to four months. Maintenance treatments spaced three to four months apart can help preserve your refreshed appearance. Continued use may help extend the lifetime of future treatments.

    Laser Hair Removal

    The Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment, can now free you from daily shaving, painful plucking and expensive waxing to give you silky smooth and beautifully bare skin.

    Pain-Free, Hair-Free is the next-generation of laser hair removal. It’s an effective and permanent hair reduction solution that is simple and easy.

    • Safe for all skin types, including tanned skin
    • Remove hair on any body part, including legs, arms, bikini, back, chest, stomach, face or neck
    • No Pain- feels like a “Hot Stone Massage”

    The bottom line is if you have hair where you wish you didn’t, Pain-Free, Hair-Free is for you.

    The treatment process is permanent, predictable, and virtually pain-free.

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    When it comes to lasers, choosing the right treatment can be tricky. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation to each of our patients. A highly trained provider will meet with you and discuss the problem areas. They will then choose a laser treatment that suits your specific needs.

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    In men, the decline in testosterone secretion that accom­panies middle age is called andropause (male menopause). Men begin to experience these unpleasant hormone deficien­cies between the ages of 30 and 45.

    During this time, men begin to experience decreased drive and motivation. They find it harder to stay focused and sharp. They begin to feel the aging process. By age 50, testosterone levels deteriorate to 50 percent of what they were at age 20.

    However, male hormonal imbalances can be easily and safely restored with transdermal testosterone replacement. Dr. LeConey can personalize a Bio-Identical Hormone Replace­ment Therapy program to optimize your health and well be­ing, and prevent the physical, emotional and mental effects of andropause.

    Are you experiencing?

    • Decreased libido/sex drive
    • Decreased energy
    • Decreased strength/endurance
    • Decreased strength of erections
    • Deterioration in ability to play sports
    • Deterioration in work performance
    • Emotional changes (frequent anger, decrease in life enjoyment)
    • Evening fatigue
    • Reduced quality of sleep
    • High cholesterol
    • Hair Loss

    Testosterone Replacement Includes


    • – Testosterone Replacement
    • – Cialis/Viagra – improve sexual function
    • – Weight Loss Program

    Testosterone is the solution to decreased sex drive in middle age men.

    Transdermal Testosterone is the easiest way to increase sexual desire and performance for men as they get older. The decreased sexual drive and less than satisfying sexual per­formance that arrives with middle-age is normal. It is caused by decreasing levels of testosterone that actually starts in the early 30’s.

    Transdermal testosterone cream is the safe natural alterna­tive to testosterone injections. Until recently, testosterone replacement for men required shots every few weeks, given in the doctor’s office. Now, men can treat themselves with testosterone cream at home.

    Testosterone is better than Prozac

    Mild depression, frequently perceived as a feeling of apathy and loss of drive, is common in men as they ap­proach their forties. This is caused by a decrease in tes­tosterone, but frequently is treated with antidepressants that cause unpleasant side effects. Testosterone supple­mentation is the real solution. It restores the youthful vigor and zest for life.

    Hair Restoration with PRP

    Hair loss can be an embarrassing issue. Male and female pattern hair loss is a genetic problem that can leave you feeling helpless. Options, like prescription drugs, are often only partially effective and carry the potential for unwanted side effects. Surgical hair restoration can be expensive and does not treat the underlying medical problems.

    Now there is an affordable way for you to improve your hair density without surgery or harmful side effects. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration involves a series of simple injections of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp.

    PRP for Hair Regrowth


    • Increases blood supply to the follicle
    • Increases shaft size (thickness)
    • Triggers and maintains the growth phase
    • Controls hair growth cycle
    • Decreases hair loss

    How PRP Works

    Platelets contain healing growth factors. Those growth factors are like signal callers that give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. This has lead different fields of medicine to utilize PRP for wound healing to speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue.

    Now doctors have discovered new benefits for hair thickening and regrowth. With PRP for hair regrowth, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the minaturization of the hair follicle and jumpstart dormant hair back into the growth stage.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I know if I am a good candidate for PRP?

    Talk to your provider for a proper diagnosis and create a treatment plan.

    How many treatments are required?

    Treatment will vary based on your need. Initially, your provider may recommend three treatments spaced 1 month apart. After the initial treatment, many physicians suggest by maintenance treatments 2-4 times per year.

    Is the PRP for hair restoration process time consuming?

    No, collecting the PRP usually takes 10-15 minutes. The PRP treatment itself is even faster. It often takes as little as 10-15 minutes.

    Does the procedure hurt?

    There may be some sensitivity. However, most physicians utilize effective anesthetic solutions, such as ice or a topical analgesic to minimize any potential discomfort. Talk to your provider about the right option for you.

    Is there any recovery time?

    There is no downtime or long recovery process. You should take a warm shower the evening of the treatment. In addition, it is advised to avoid using any harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours.

    Is this a cure for baldness?

    PRP is not a cure for baldness (Androgenic Alopecia). The genetic medical problem will always remain. However, there is evidence that regular treatments can significantly slow down the effects of Androgenic Alopecia and works to increase hair density. This treatment can be combined with medication that may slow the loss of hair due to hormones.

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    DiamondGlow™

    As you go about your daily life, oils, dirt, makeup, and pollution can make your skin look dull and congested. DiamondGlow™ uses three simultaneous actions to give you clearer, more radiant skin without downtime. The device exfoliates the surface, extracts impurities, and infuses tailored serums—all at the same time—for beautiful, non-invasive resurfacing results.

    Benefits

    • Pain-free treatment
    • Suitable for all skin types
    • Serums can be chosen based on your skin concerns

    Ideal Candidates

    Candidates for treatment with DiamondGlow™ desire healthier, brighter skin. This treatment can address the following concerns:

    • Build-up of dead skin cells
    • Congested pores
    • Dull, rough skin

    DiamondGlow™ offers condition-specific serums that can be chosen based on the issues you wish to correct. Whether you need to hydrate thirsty skin, brighten a dull complexion, or clear your pores, there is a serum for you. Six different diamond tips allow for the treatment of thin, fragile skin, such as the lips and around the eyes, or the treatment of more resilient skin on the rest of the body.

    Procedure

    Your skin will be cleaned. A diamond tip and tailored serum will be chosen based on the sensitivity of your skin. The handpiece will be passed over the treatment area, and the wand will simultaneously exfoliate dead skin cells, extract dirt and oils using suction, and infuse the skin with serum.

    One treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete. We typically recommend three treatments spaced three weeks apart and then monthly maintenance treatments following that.

    Recovery and Results

    There is no recovery time required after your treatment. You may experience some slight skin redness, but this should resolve quickly. You can apply makeup immediately after your appointment.

    Your skin will look cleaner, healthier, and more radiant right after your first treatment session. With ongoing maintenance, you will notice an improvement in fine lines, dryness, texture, discoloration, and brightness.

    Hyfrecator

    A Hyfrecator is a type of medical equipment used in the process of electrosurgery. The hyfrecator functions be sending electrical impulses into the body with the use of a probe. Emitting an alternating current that is low in power but a high frequency, the typical hyfrecator treatment is aimed at removing warts or sealing off bleeding.

    The Hyfrecator can treat:


    • Skin Tags
    • Cherry Angiomas
    • Fibromas
    • Seborrheic Keratosis
    • Sebaceous Hyperplasia

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