QWO®

QWO® is a prescription medicine injectable that treats moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. It is FDA approved, non-surgical, and can be performed in two treatment areas per visit. QWO® can help to restore your confidence and allow you to show off your backside with pride.

Benefits

  • FDA approved
  • Non-surgical
  • Painless

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 and feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans so that you can 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

IThe ideal candidate for QWO® cellulite treatment is any adult woman who suffers from cellulite in the buttocks. Scheduling a consultation with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa can help to determine whether or not you are a candidate for QWO®.

How It Works

QWO® releases the fibrous bands that are responsible for the appearance of cellulite. It then redistributes fat cells and stimulates the growth of new collagen for a smoother-looking derrière. Each treatment lasts about 10 minutes, and a typical QWO® treatment is three sessions, spaced three weeks apart. However, depending on the extent of treatment, some patients may require more sessions to achieve optimal results.

Recovery and Results

The most common side effects of QWO® include bruising, tenderness, redness and swelling, and some hardness in the treatment area. Most patients may return to their normal day immediately following their treatment, as there is minimal downtime associated with this cellulite treatment.

Most patients begin to notice improvement after a few sessions. QWO® results last up to one year, and repeat treatments are recommended to continue the results you desire. It is also important to remember to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which will extend the results of your QWO® treatment.

Botox For Men

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.

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
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • 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 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.

The Lumenis ResurFX is the latest in non-ablative, fractional laser technology to improve skin discoloration, stretch marks, acne scars, wrinkles and more. Non-ablative means it does not destroy or ablate the skin cells, while fractional means it is only affecting a fraction or percentage of the skin. The benefit of the ResurFX is that it is able to get great results with minimal recovery time unlike the CO2 laser, which has several days or more of peeling, crusting and possible swelling after the procedure. The optimum benefits of ResurFX are obtained with several treatments depending on the condition and desired results.

WHAT CONDITIONS DOES THE RESURFX TREAT?

  • Age spots or sun spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks or striae
  • Hyperpigmentation or discoloration
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Scars from acne or surgery
  • Lax or loose skin

HOW DOES RESURFX WORK?

The ResurFX laser by Lumenis®, one of the world’s leading makers of medical devices, is a skin resurfacing option that prioritizes patient comfort just as much as effectiveness. It is a non-ablative laser, which means it stimulates the skin to develop collagen without harming or ablating any skin. As collagen increases, the skin looks tighter, more even, and more youthful. ResurFX is also a fractional laser, which means the laser is delivered to the skin in tiny dots and to only a fraction of the skin. The ResurFX requires only one pass over the skin to produce effective results, reducing treatment time. Finally, since it is a non-ablative, fractional laser, the recovery time after the procedure is minimized.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE RESURFX PROCEDURE?

During a ResurFX laser skin rejuvenation treatment, we typically use a topical anesthetic. Due to the non-ablative nature of the ResurFX laser, most patients find treatments extremely comfortable. Additionally, we use a cooling air device that blows refreshing, cold air on the treated areas for comfort. Treatments can take 20 minutes or more, depending on the size of the targeted area.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE RESURFX PROCEDURE?

After ResurFX laser skin resurfacing, patients generally have recovery time with some redness and swelling after the procedure. Patients can return to their normal activities the day after the procedure. Recovery time is short and relatively comfortable. Redness, swelling, and minor irritation similar to a mild sunburn may develop, but these effects typically subside in just a few days. Sun exposure before and after treatment should be avoided and a sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher should be worn daily in the days after the procedure. Once completely healed, ensure you wear at least a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher every day to help protect your skin long-term.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

ResurFX is completed as a series of treatments. Because it is a limited downtime procedure, it usually requires multiple treatments for significant and meaningful results. Typically, at least 3-4 treatments about one month apart are necessary to obtain optimum results, although this varies by the individual and their goal.

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 Lalser 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 flakes. 

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.

FAQS

The skin will be cleansed, eye protection placed and a cool gel applied to the skin prior to treatment. During the treatment, you will feel the pulse of the laser as it gently warms the blood vessels and brown spots, some of our clients describe it as a hot rubber band snap sensation. We have many types of mechanisms to help manage patient comfort.

You might feel a slight burning sensation similar to a sunburn after treatment that subsides in 15 minutes to 1 hour. After IPL, pigmented areas will turn pinkish red first, and in 24-72 hours will turn brown and begin to slough off. Redness from the laser can last up to 72 hours.

Patients should wash with cool water and a gentle cleanser for the first 24 hours post treatment. A safe post-procedure moisturizer will be suggested to keep skin hydrated while healing. No picking or scrubbing of the darker crusty areas. The patient should avoid sun exposure for at least 2 weeks post treatment. If sun exposure cannot be avoided, wear a hat and apply a total block sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30. The patient should avoid use of Retin-A, glycolic acid, AHA’s, BHA’s and any other potentially irritating topical products for at least one week after treatment. The patient should avoid depilatories, bleach, wax, electrolysis or laser hair removal for at least one week after treatment.

Men Hydrafacial®

Dirt, oils, makeup, and pollution can cause congested pores, breakouts, and a dull complexion. HydraFacial® is a medical-grade hydrodermabrasion treatment that uses patented Vortex-Fusion® technology to quickly and gently give you a radiant glow.

Benefits


  • Treatment is quick
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • No downtime

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.

First, your skin will be gently cleansed and exfoliated to remove dead skin cells and any dirt or oils on the surface. Then the handpiece with the HydroPeel® tip is passed over your skin to extract impurities using gentle suction. The device will then deliver hydrating serums for optimal absorption. The treatment is comfortable and can be completed in about 30 minutes.

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

Recovery and Results

There is no downtime necessary after your HydraFacial®, so you can go right back to your normal activities. You can even get a HydraFacial® on your lunch break and head straight back to work.

Your skin will look healthier and have a fresh, radiant appearance. You will notice an improvement in both the texture and tone of your skin. Some patients may wish to undergo a HydraFacial® before an event, while others may desire a series of treatments for lasting improvement. We can develop a plan tailored to your needs at your consultation.

Facial Fillers for Men

As the natural aging process occurs, men experience facial sagging and volume loss, which can sometimes cause them to feel self-conscious in their own skin. Dermal facial fillers with a natural hyaluronic acid substance hydrate and add volume to the skin to achieve a youthful appearance. At the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we offer Restylane® and the JUVÉDERM® Collection of fillers for men.

Benefits

  • Natural results
  • Added volume
  • Younger-looking skin

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 and feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans so that you can 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

Candidates for facial fillers are men who experience sagging skin and volume loss in the face. These facial fillers can correct more pronounced lines and wrinkles in the nasolabial folds, cheeks, lips, under eyes, and more. Scheduling a consultation with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa will help you determine whether you are a true candidate for facial fillers.

How It Works

The facial fillers offered at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa consist of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume to the areas being treated. Facial fillers are made from a modified form of HA and are injected into the predetermined areas of the face.

Treatment typically takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. 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 smokers lines around the mouth and can last up to two years.

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Recovery and Results

Patients may feel a mild tenderness in the treatment area. Some men may also experience swelling, but these side effects should dissipate within two to three days. Normal activities may be resumed immediately following treatment, as there is no downtime associated with facial fillers. Results can be seen almost immediately, and for continued results, it is recommended that facial fillers are maintained over the years to show off your youthful appearance.

FAQS

Different fillers are used in different areas of the face and body including the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, smile lines, lines at
the corners of the mouth, vertical lip lines, hands and earlobes. You can meet with your injector to discuss your treatment
goals and they will recommend a treatment plan with the appropriate filler for your areas of concern.

Most of the fillers we use at our office contain pain reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection.
Your injector may also use a topical numbing cream or ice to further minimize discomfort.
How long do results last?

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.

FAQS

BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines – the repeated muscle
contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Your injector will inject these muscles
with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines
between your brows, your crow’s feet lines, and your forehead lines in 2-3 days, and you will see the full effect in 14 days.

BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts for an average of 3 months. We recommend BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments 3-4 times a year for most
people. When you see muscle activity returning to the point where you see your skin creasing, it is time for your next BOTOX®
Cosmetic treatment.

If you discontinue BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, your muscle activity will just return to normal and you will begin to see your
wrinkles returning. Nothing bad will happen, you may just miss your previous smooth appearance!

Not at all! Many men make BOTOX® Cosmetic part of what they do to care for their appearance. The number of men choosing
treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum
toxin treatments.

The actual injection process takes less than 10 minutes. Your injector will take your photos, discuss your treatment goals and
perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment for you that aligns with your budget. Your initial consultation
and injection appointment will take about 45 minutes. Once you have a treatment plan in place, you will usually be in and out
of our office in about 20 minutes for your routine BOTOX® Cosmetic appointments.

Most patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your injector may use ice to numb the
treatment area. Or, if you are concerned about discomfort, your injector may apply a topical numbing cream before
administering your treatment. If you would like additional numbing time, please notify the specialist when scheduling your
treatment.

Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid
swelling in the crow’s feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other
possible side effects include dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; bruising; double vision;
blurred vision; dry eyes and allergic reactions.

Everyone is different and our injectors have extensive training to help them determine muscle strength and indications for
each individual’s treatment. With that said, a typical forehead treatment is between 12-25 units. A typical treatment between
brows is about 20-25 units. A typical crow’s feet treatment is between 24-30 units (12-15 units per side).

Yes! We love the temporary effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic injected into the muscle around the mouth. It gives a slightly pouty
appearance and often shows more pink of the lip when the patient smiles. A typical lip flip uses about 3-4 units.

Laser Hair Removal With Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ Treatment

Hair in unwanted places can be such an annoyance; however, with the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment, you can now be free from shaving, plucking, and waxing, and still have silky smooth and beautifully bare skin. Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ is an effective and permanent hair reduction solution that is quick, easy, and predictable.

Benefits

  • Pain-free treatment
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Effective
  • Permanent results

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 and feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans so that you can 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 the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment are individuals who wish to remove hair from their legs, arms, bikini, back, chest, stomach, face, or neck. These candidates also have realistic expectations of their goals. The ideal candidate also has colored hair, as this laser does not work on gray or white hair.

How It Works

Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ works by using laser energy to gradually heat the hair follicles in the subcutaneous tissues until the follicles can no longer produce new hair. This technology also uses a patented DualChill™ treatment tip to keep the surface of your skin cool and comfortable during the treatment. Additionally, Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ uses a sweeping motion to ensure that the entire target area is tended to without leaving any hairs behind.

Recovery and Results

Laser hair removal does not require any downtime, and because treatment is so quick, patients can be back to their normal routine without interrupting their day. It is important to follow all post-treatment instructions and avoid direct sunlight to the treatment area, picking or scratching the treated skin, and plucking any new hairs that may grow between treatments.

To achieve optimal results, patients may require six to nine treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, depending on the area. Yearly maintenance is also suggested.

FAQS

You can expect results from a series of relatively short sessions. A trained laser technician performs each treatment and you are free to return to normal activities immediately after each session, with respect to working out.

There are a number of factors that can affect the success of a series of hair removal treatments, but generally, after each treatment, you will see a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that re-grow in the treatment area. Remember that the laser only disables the follicles of the hairs that are in the "growing phase" at the time of the appointment.The follicles that are in the "resting phase" will begin to "wake up" over the course of the next few weeks. Typically, it will require 6-9 treatments to permanently reduce the number of re-growing hairs. Treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks depending on the area treated. Maintenance sessions may be required, typically once or twice a year.

While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage” on most body areas, more sensitive areas can feel slightly more intense.

No. Alma hair removal requires no “down time” or recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work or school immediately.

Most importantly, before you undergo laser treatment, you must not expose the treated area to the sun or tanning beds. A sunscreen of SPF30, or preferably a total sun block of SPF50, should be applied whenever exposure to the sun is unavoidable. It is also important to shave the area being treated within 24 hours before your appointment. It is recommended to wait at least
4 weeks after having any waxing, threading, tweezing, bleaching treatments or use of a depilatory cream before starting laser hair removal and discontinue completely during the treatment series.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

As men age, testosterone secretion decreases, which can often cause a loss of motivation and drive to partake in normal activities. This is called andropause (male menopause). However, male hormonal imbalances can be easily and safely restored with transdermal testosterone replacement at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa.

Benefits

  • Improved sexual function
  • Weight-loss program
  • Increased sex drive
  • At-home cream

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 and feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans so that you can 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

Men between the ages of 30 and 45 are the typical candidates for testosterone replacement therapy. Most ideal candidates are those who suffer from decreased sex drive, strength, and energy. Hair loss, emotional changes, high cholesterol, lack of sleep, and deterioration in work performance and physical activity are also symptoms of andropause that should be considered when thinking about undergoing testosterone replacement therapy.

How It Works

Transdermal testosterone cream is the safe, natural alterna­tive to testosterone injections. Until recently, testosterone replacement for men required in-office shots every few weeks. Now, men can treat themselves with testosterone cream at home. It is important to schedule your consultation with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa so that the correct dosage can be ordered for your needs. Applying the cream to the upper arms, shoulders, or abdomen is the most effective way to use the cream and reap its benefits.

Recovery and Results

There is no recovery time associated with testosterone replacement therapy. It takes about two hours for the cream to be absorbed into the body, and the effects of transdermal testosterone cream become noticeable after a few weeks, though the exact timing will depend on circumstances specific to each individual. Schedule your consultation today so that you can start enjoying a better quality of life in all aspects.

Hair Restoration With Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Thinning hair and hair loss is something that many men and women have to face as they age. But it isn’t something that just needs to be dealt with; instead, you can take action and restore your hair with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Undergoing a hair restoration treatment with PRP can increase your hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle itself.

Benefits


  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Looks natural
  • Customized to you

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 and feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans so that you can 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 hair restoration with PRP are men and women who are experiencing the early stages of hair loss. Other candidates may be those with androgenic alopecia. It is recommended that you schedule a consultation with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa to find out if hair restoration with PRP is the right treatment for your hair loss needs.

How It Works

Hair restoration with PRP is a concentration of platelets in the blood, which are crucial to wound healing. PRP releases growth factors into the head to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. This process is safe and quick and can extract a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells to create platelet-rich plasma. PRP hair restoration treatments are typically 45 minutes.

Recovery and Results

There is no risk of an allergic reaction to PRP, and the body should not reject it either, since it is the body’s own blood that is being injected back into the treatment area. The whole process is easy, convenient, and pain-free. Additionally, this procedure does not require any downtime.

Results of your hair restoration with PRP treatment begin to become noticeable after about four to six weeks. Immediately after your treatment, your hair will look healthier and shinier, but the growth will take a few months to become fully noticeable, due to the hair growth cycle.

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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.

FAQS

Most skin types can benefit from a DiamondGlow™ but all clients will be evaluated at your initial appointment.

Area to be treated will be manually cleansed prior to the Diamond Glow treatment which includes a superficial exfoliation utilizing traditional diamond tip microdermabrasion while simultaneously infusing the skin with a specific serum chosen for the client based on skin type and concern. Treatment will be finished with a mask which will.

Most clients receive a regular DiamondGlow™treatment every 4-6 weeks as a maintenance treatment.

DiamondGlow™ treatments feel like a textured vacuum moving over the skin. It is not your typical spa facial, but clients say it feels effective and comfortable. Your technician will adjust settings according to skin sensitivity if discomfort is felt at any time.

Absolutely not! DiamondGlow™treatments are deep cleansing treatments with no down time. Many patients will leave the office slightly pink due to increased circulation but that normally goes down in a 30 min to a few hours. Makeup application is not suggested on the same day of treatment for best results.

DiamondGlow™ treatments can be performed in conjunction with most skincare regimens but there may be certain products to avoid prior to your treatment and depending on skin type. Your technician will be able to guide you accordingly.