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.

Hyfrecator

As we age, our skin begins to change, and more marks (like moles, skin tags, and cherry angiomas) begin to appear. A hyfrecator is a type of medical equipment used during electrosurgery to eliminate those unwanted lesions on the skin that can sometimes cause embarrassment or self-consciousness.

Benefits

  • Minimally invasive
  • Highly Effective
  • Quick

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

Almost every individual with a qualifying skin condition is a good candidate for a hyfrecator treatment; however, patients with pacemakers and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not undergo this treatment. Patients with the following skin concerns are the best candidates for hyfrecator treatment:

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

How It Works

The hyfrecator sends electrical impulses into the body with the use of a probe. This provokes a micro-injury, which will then burn off individual skin lesions. The hyfrecator emits an alternating current that is low in power but has a high frequency to more easily remove blemishes while sealing off bleeding.

Recovery and Results

Patients will experience little-to-no downtime after their hyfrecator treatment. The treatment sites will become crusty and fall off over the next few days, though it is strongly advised that you do not pick at the treated area as it heals. Applying vaseline to the site will aid in the healing process.

Results are typically visible in about two weeks; however, depending on the severity of the condition, some patients may require multiple treatment sessions to achieve their desired results.

Rejuvenate Your Skin With ActiveFX™ & DeepFX™ Laser Treatments

Are you experiencing skin damage on your face, chest, or neck? Do those wrinkles, lines, and sunspots make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious? Then laser treatments may be the solution for you. At the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we offer ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ laser treatments to rejuvenate your skin and leave you feeling confident, refreshed, and ready to take on the world.

What Is ActiveFX™?

Acne scars are smoothed, sun damage is removed, pores are reduced, and skin is tightened, which improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What Is DeepFX™?

The DeepFX™ laser is similar to the ActiveFX™ laser, but it targets deeper scars, lines, and wrinkles. This process regenerates the underlying tissues to produce new, fresh, and vibrant skin.

When Will I See Results?

Results typically appear within one week after undergoing your laser resurfacing treatment. Some results may be more apparent than others, since some patients have experienced more intense scarring or wrinkles. This may require multiple treatment sessions to fully correct. Over time, your results will start to become more apparent as collagen and elastin are regenerated. Your face, chest, and neck will look firmer and more youthful as time progresses.

How Do I Know if This Is Right for Me?

It is important to schedule a consultation with the professionals at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa to find out if you are a candidate for this skin rejuvenation treatment. In order to maximize your positive outcome, it is important to discuss any allergies or skin conditions with your physician before undergoing these treatments.

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To learn more about ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ laser treatments, please contact the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa online or call us at 713-807-1000 to schedule your consultation.

Photofacial and Gemini/Yag laser

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.

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

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
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Melasma
  • Age spots
  • Spider veins

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 laser 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.

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FAQS

The Gemini YAG Laser is a laser used for the treatment of red discolorations and overgrown or broken blood vessels. The
Gemini YAG laser penetrates the dermis and targets water and hemoglobin, making it effective in treating redness and
individual broken capillaries.

The Gemini Laser can treat a wide range of skin types.

Patients taking Accutane should not have this treatment until they have been off the medication for at least 6 months. Retin-A
should be discontinued 4-5 days prior to treatment. Certain antibiotics can cause the skin to be more sensitive to sun and laser
light, making those patients poor candidates. It is best to wait a week to 10 days following treatment to have a laser treatment.
Check with the provider and review any medications you are taking before undergoing laser treatment. Other
contraindications are sun exposure, tanned skin, or artificially tanned skin (including the use of self-tanning lotions). The
provider will determine whether a patient is a candidate before determining the course of treatment. Women who are
pregnant should not be treated with the laser as a general precaution

The skin will appear red and warm to the touch. Swelling can be expected afterwards for 3-5 days. Many of the treated blood
vessels will improve immediately, and will continue to improve over the next 4-6 weeks. Patients with numerous vessels or
with extensive generalized redness, will benefit from multiple treatments.

Restylane®

Restylane® is an injectable treatment designed to mimic the natural hyaluronic acid found in your body. It visibly corrects wrinkles and folds that form on your face near your nose and mouth. Restylane® adds volume and fullness to your skin to create a more youthful aesthetic.

Benefits:


  • Versatile
  • Long lasting
  • Safe
  • Natural-looking 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 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 Restylane® treatment are non-smokers in good general health who wish to restore facial volume and reduce wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.

How It Works

Restylane works by injecting the gel formulation into the skin where you may be experiencing lost volume or wrinkles. Once injected, the combination of hyaluronic acid and water found in Restylane® smooths and lifts the skin, which makes it appear plumper and fuller in the treated areas.

Recovery and Results

There is no downtime associated with Restylane®. Patients may experience swelling for up to two weeks after the injectable treatment. Once the swelling dissipates, patients can start to see noticeable, natural changes in the treatment area. Depending on the type of Restylane® injectable filler used, results can last as long as 18 months. It is recommended that you schedule follow-up treatments to maintain your desired aesthetic.

JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC

“The FDA approval of JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC demonstrates Allergan’s imperative to develop next-generation HA fillers designed to meet different patient needs.

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is formulated with Allergan’s proprietary VYCROSS® technology, which blends different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, contributing to the gel’s duration.4† Our first product featuring VYCROSS® technology, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, was FDA-approved to increase volume lost due to aging in the cheek area,5 followed by JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, FDA-approved for lip augmentation and correction of perioral rhytids.6

Now with JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC, the advanced VYCROSS® technology yields a custom engineered injectable gel product which was studied in the nasolabial folds, the number one dermal treatment area. It delivers a long-lasting result, up to 18 months*, that patients appreciate.

JUVÉDERM® VOBELLA™

Volbella is a smooth hyaluronic acid gel filler that has been specifically designed to add subtle volume to the lips and soften the appearance of vertical lip lines. Ask us how Volbella can help add a subtle difference for your lips and the lines around them.

How long does it last?

Juvederm Volbella is the newest FDA approved filler developed with Vycross Technology to deliver a natural look and feel in the lips and help avoid your lips looking unnatural with results proven to last up to 1 year.

How can I benefit from Volbella?


  • Decrease the appearance of vertical lip lines.
  • Accentuate the border of the lip.
  • Add subtle volume to the lip.
  • Enhance the look of the cupid bow.

JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™

The first and only FDA approved injectable gel to add volume lost due to aging in the cheek area for adults ages 21 and older. Instantly creates contour and a sublte lift.Provides natural looking results.

How long does it last?

Juvederm Voluma is FDA approved to last up to 2 years.

Voluma can be used on:


  • Cheeks
  • Mid face

JUVÉDERM® Ultra/Ultra Plus

Juvederm is a smooth consistency gel made of Hyaluronic acids – a naturally occuring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. The Juvederm family consist of Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma. The type, amount, and placement of filler recommended is dependant on each individual patients needs. We can develope a plan through our complimentary skin analysis and consultaion.

How long does it last?

Juvederm Ultra is FDA approved to last up to 1 year and Juvederm Ultra Plus is FDA approved to last up to 1 year and beyond. Our Juvederm Voluma is FDA approved to last up to 2 years

Juvederm can be used on:


  • Under eyes
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds

Vitamin and Genetic Testing

Are you in control of your health, or is it controlling you? Some days you feel like a million bucks, while other days you feel like you’ve been hit by a truck and you can’t figure out why. At the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we will assess your intracellular nutritional status to find out what is going on in your body so that you can feel ready and be ready for your next phase of life.

Benefits


  • 34 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants are evaluated
  • Prevents chronic disease
  • Reduce prescription medications

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

The ideal candidates for vitamin and genetic testing are men and women who may suffer from low energy, depression, allergies, chronic fatigue, migraines, PMS, arthritis, weight gain, fibromyalgia, and menopause.

How It Works

During your vitamin and genetic testing experience at the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we will be able to determine which aspects of your life might need a little bit of help to make you feel like the best possible version of yourself. These tests include:

  • Micronutrient testing: Measures the function of 35 nutritional components, including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids within our white blood cells.
  • Hormone testing: Test the thyroid and cortisol levels
  • CardioMetabolic and pre-diabetes testing: Measures the risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • Telomere testing: Determines how fast you are aging
  • ApoE genotyping: Genetic risks associated with the Apolipoprotein E gene for reducing cardiovascular risk
  • MTHFR genotyping: Genetic risks associated with the MTHFR gene
  • Factor V Leiden and prothrombin: Increased likelihood of forming blood clots

Recovery and Results

By completing our vitamin and genetic testing service, you will be able to receive answers to some unknown questions, boost your immune system, prevent chronic disease, and wean off some prescription medications that you may no longer need once some lifestyle changes are made. Not only that, but you will feel better, be more energized, and have a better quality of life.