Thyroid Deficiency & Replacement Therapy

Thyroid imbalances occur when your thyroid produces too few or two many hormones. The thyroid is a small gland in the base of your neck that is responsible for your metabolism and energy levels. The primary thyroid hormones are triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). These hormones can sometimes get out of balance and may need a little bit of help getting back to normal levels. Thyroid deficiency and replacement therapy can help to equalize your thyroid hormone levels.

Benefits


  • Customizable
  • Can hypothyroidism
  • Effective

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 thyroid deficiency and replacement therapy are those individuals who experience symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. People with hyperthyroidism may experience heart palpitations, anxiety, weight loss, heat intolerance, and muscle weakness. People who may have hypothyroidism have symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, constipation, dry skin and hair, hair loss, puffiness or swelling in the face, muscle aches and weakness, heavy menstrual periods, brittle hair and nails, depression, and cold intolerance.

How It Works

At the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we measure free T3 and free T4 levels as well as TSH. We also check for thyroid antibodies, which can help determine the presence of an autoimmune thyroid disorder. If a thyroid disorder is diagnosed quickly, treatment may be able to prevent permanent damage to your thyroid gland. Dr. LeConey assesses your current levels of all of your thyroid hormones. He can then customize an individually tailored thyroid replacement therapy regimen designed specifically for you.

Recovery and Results

There is no downtime associated with thyroid deficiency and replacement therapy. Dr. LeConey’s strategy of thyroid treatment focuses on a combination of T3 and T4 hormone replacement to bring your levels into an optimal range. After your customized treatment plan has been determined and started, you will notice changes in the areas that may have been lacking.

Testosterone Replacement for Men

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

Benefits of Testosterone Replacement


  • Increased sex drive
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Increased energy
  • Increased results from exercise
  • Improved sense of well-being
  • Improved focus/concentration
  • Increased skin thickness and reduced wrinkling
  • Decreased cholesterol

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.

Testosterone Replacement Includes

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

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Women

The female hormone begins to deplete when women are in their 30s, and it continues to decline over time. The main hormones that women become deficient in are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, which can make everyday life more difficult. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy optimizes the health and well-being of women and prevents the physical, emotional, and mental effects of menopause.

Benefits


  • Personalized treatment plan
  • Improvement in many areas of your well-being
  • Safe and effective treatment
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

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 bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are women who experience afternoon fatigue, weight gain, decreased sex drive, vaginal dryness, thinning hair, decreased nail growth, reduced quality of sleep, emotional changes (including mood swings and depression), hot flashes, decreased benefits from exercise, osteoporosis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

How It Works

At the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, we help you determine which hormones you are deficient in and develop a program designed specifically for you. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help increase estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The benefits from this treatment can be seen in the following:

Estrogen: weight loss, increases lean muscle, increases energy, improves mood and sense of well-being, decreases mood swings, increases skin thickness/reduces wrinkling, relieves hot flashes, reduces risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

Progesterone: relieves symptoms of PMS, relieves depression, reduces anxiety, improves sleep, prevents menstrual headaches

Testosterone: improves sex drive, increases stamina and energy, decreases body fat, improves exercise response, increases a sense of well-being, helps women feel sexy again

Recovery and Results

There is no downtime associated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. As a result of a therapy program, your hormone levels will increase over time and symptoms will improve. With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you will be able to improve your well-being and enjoy all aspects of life.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have been used for decades to revitalize and resurface the skin. They involve applying a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin and revealing a younger, clearer, more radiant complexion. Chemical peels are commonly performed on the face, chest, and hands.

Benefits

  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Improves skin imperfections
  • Revitalizes facial appearance
  • Balances texture

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 chemical peels are individuals with realistic expectations. Candidates often have chronic dry skin, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, or acne scars. It is recommended that you come in for a consultation to determine what level of chemical peel is needed to address your skincare goals.

How It Works

Chemical peels offer a highly effective method to treat a variety of skin problems, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, discoloration, and sun-damaged skin. Once the proper treatment is agreed upon, the chemical solution will be applied to the face so that it can eventually remove the dead skin cells, dirt, and oil that reside on the skin’s surface.

Recovery and Results

Chemical peels require minimal downtime. Some patients may experience mild redness, flaking/peeling, or irritation for a few days after their peel. These effects should dissipate over the next couple of days, and patients will see their luminous, revitalized skin shining through.

It is important that you stay covered from the sun and follow a proper skincare routine, which includes a daily SPF. These simple steps will help maintain and prolong your chemical peel results.

FAQS

Most skin types can benefit from chemical peels but all clients will be evaluated at your initial appointment.

Facial skin will be cleansed and prepared prior to treatment. A solution of acids chosen for your specific skin type and concern
will be applied strategically to the area of skin being treated. The solution may be wiped away or left on the skin depending on
type chosen and sunscreen may be applied.

Most chemical peels are done in a series of 3-4 treatments spaced one month apart.

Not all chemical peels are created equal. Some peels can have a lot of sensation to them and some have very little if any. Some
peels can be combined with other therapies as well which can affect the sensation the client experiences.

Depending on your social life, you may want to plan for “downtime” accordingly. While some peels may cause very little
flaking, some can cause more true peeling a few days after the peel is applied. A consultation is always recommended to
evaluate timing and ensure a smooth treatment.

A consultation for a chemical peel is always necessary to evaluate candidacy and make sure the skin is prepped accordingly.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a procedure that resurfaces the skin by removing the thin, outermost layer of skin from the body, which is made up of dead epidermal skin cells, dirt, and oil. By removing it, you will be left with a brighter, smoother complexion. Undergoing this treatment rejuvenates your skin for easier makeup application and a softer, smoother-looking appearance.

Benefits


  • Increases absorption rate of topical products
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Preps the skin for other treatments
  • Creates a healthier appearance

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.

TOur motto is: “Feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel.”

TWe 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.

TDr. 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

Individuals who have fine facial hair, sensitive skin, redness, or facial veins are ideal candidates for dermaplaning. Additionally, dermaplaning is safe for all skin types and tones. Most people are candidates for dermaplaning; however, it is recommended that you come in for a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations.

How It Works

Dermaplaning is a quick and easy in-office procedure that is performed in about 20 minutes. A specialized surgical blade is used to gently scrape away the very top layer of skin. This non-surgical treatment is wonderful for exfoliating the skin and reducing skin pigmentation, pore size, and wrinkles. Dermaplaning also helps to remove fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Removing the dead skin cells and fine vellus hair prepares the skin for other aesthetic procedures, such as HydraFacial®s, DiamondGlow™ treatments, or chemical peels.

Recovery and Results

There is almost no downtime or discomfort with dermaplaning. The procedure is usually repeated once the vellus hair returns, which is about every four weeks. This treatment will not cause hair to grow back any darker or coarser.

Dermaplaning allows for better penetration of your own personal skincare regimen and creates a flawless canvas for makeup application. Your skin will look and feel smoother after a dermaplaning treatment. It is important that you follow a proper skincare routine, complete with SPF, to maintain your results. Rejuvenate your skin with dermaplaning and enjoy a fresh, revitalized facial appearance.

FAQS

Most skin types can benefit from dermaplaning, but all clients will be evaluated at your initial appointment.

Facial skin will be cleansed and prepped with alcohol prior to treatment. A sterile blade will be used to remove the top layer of
dead skin and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the entire face. This is usually regarded as a very relaxing treatment with absolutely
no pain whatsoever.

Dermaplaning can be a regular add-on to your monthly facial.

No! Contrary to the description or appearance of the treatment, it is actually very relaxing and enjoyable to most clients.
Results are immediate and satisfying!

No. The face may be slightly pink afterwards depending on level of sensitivity so makeup should not be applied that day.

Dermaplaning 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.

Skin Tightening With Forma™

As we age, our skin begins to droop and sag over time, which can make us look older than we truly are. A skin tightening treatment called Forma™ uses radio-frequency technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of the skin. It targets fat cells and is delivered by a precise applicator head designed to match the contours of your face or neck for optimal results.

Benefits:

  • Multiple treatment areas
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Non-invasive treatment
  • 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 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 skin tightening treatment with Forma™ are non-smokers in good general health who wish to achieve firmer skin for a more youthful appearance. Candidates should also have realistic expectations of their results. Forma™ can be performed on men and women with all skin types. A personal consultation will determine how many treatments may be necessary for ideal candidates to achieve your goal.

How It Works

Forma™ is the only auto-adjusting, non-invasive, thermal radio frequency skin treatment. The device uses radio frequency technology to target the deep layers of your skin. The subdermal heating stimulates collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity, resulting in tightened skin and decreased wrinkles. This effective, no-downtime treatment will leave you with tighter skin that will make you look years younger!

Recovery and Results

There is no downtime associated with the Forma™ skin tightening treatment. Some patients may experience slight redness in the treatment area immediately after their procedure, but that should dissipate within a few hours.

To fully notice and experience results, it is recommended that patients undergo a series of treatments. After about eight sessions is when the skin tightening results become most noticeable. Results can last up to a few years with multiple treatments and yearly maintenance.

FAQs

Forma™ can be used on both the face and body where areas need contraction. Commonly treated areas include the face, neck, chest, arms, and knees.

Forma™/Forma™ Plus treatments are weekly sessions over the course of 6-8 weeks with maintenance sessions recommended quarterly or biannually.

The Forma™/Forma™ Plus is an essentially painless procedure with no downtime. Slight redness in the treatment area is common post-procedure, which subsides within a few hours.

Yes, the Forma™/Forma™Plus can be used in combination with most other laser treatments, facials, and injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®.

Patients using Retin-A/Tretinoin, Retinols, glycolic acid, and/or AHA’s/BHA’s should discontinue use 48 hours prior to treatment if they are treating the face, neck and/or chest.

Patients treating the face and/or neck can resume use of their normal skin care regimen 24 hours after treatment.

Bio-Identical Hormones

Comprehensive bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is the core of our Anti-Age program. We tailor our hormone replacement program to suit each patient’s specific needs — providing the most effective solutions to help our patients reach their personal goals and address their individual health issues.

Using bio-identical hormone supplements, we optimize each patient’s hormonal balance by restoring each of the hormones essential to the maintenance of youthful vigor and vitality to levels commonly found at the age of thirty. Some of the essential hormones restored include: Thyroid, Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone, DHEA, Pregnenolone and Melatonin.

Bio Identical Hormone Replacement for Men…

Bio Identical Hormone Replacement for Men…

Bio Identical Hormone Replacement for Men…

Hormones are like a symphony..
they need to be in balance..in harmony.

Learn about all the Antiaging Procedures available at the Institute of Antiaging Medicine and Medical Spa located in Houston Texas inside the 610 loop. Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Lasers, Laser Hair removal, skin tightening, Coolsculpting, Velashape, Testosterone Replacement, BioIdentical Hormone Replacement, fractional Co2 laser, hydrafacials, microneedling with PRP and more.

Redness

Are you experiencing blushing, flushing or redness of the face that is persistent or doesn’t go away? Skin redness can be irritating, uncomfortable and even embarrassing. There are many factors that can influence facial redness including: excessive sun damage, broken caparillaries (spider veins), rosacea, and residual redness or inflamation from acne. These conditions may be hereditary, lifestyle-related, or onset with age.

  • KTP Laser
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
  • Nd: YAG Laser

Getting the right treatment to reduce skin redness means first getting the correct diagnosis, because each will require nuanced differences in the treatment approach.

At Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center, we offer a free consultation to assess your individual condition and its causes. We then create a treatment program combining one or more laser therapies with a medical-grade skin regime that can help manage, reduce or eliminate facial redness.

Laser Treatment | Redness Treatment

Sebacia

Acne can be frustrating and affect your self-esteem. The sebaceous glands create oil to lubricate and protect your skin, but excess oil can clog pores. Acne occurs when bacteria get trapped in the blocked pores. While there are many methods available to kill bacteria and clear pores, Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center is always looking for better and more effective treatments. We are the first and only practice to offer this revolutionary new acne treatment. Sebacia clears skin from the inside out.

Benefits

  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia or downtime
  • FDA approved

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for treatment with Sebacia are in good general health and are concerned about stubborn mild to moderate acne. You may be a good candidate if you identify with the following:

  • Mild to moderate pimples or blemishes
  • Acne that has not responded to medications or topical treatments
  • A desire to simplify your skincare routine

Your candidacy for this procedure will be determined during a consultation. We will conduct a thorough evaluation of your skin to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

Procedure

First, your face will be cleansed to remove any trace of dirt, oil, or makeup, and the gold microparticles will be massaged into your pores. Any excess microparticle solution will be cleaned, and your skin will be cooled with ice packs or chilled air for your comfort. Then the laser will be passed over your skin to heat the gold particles. This action causes the sebaceous glands to reduce their production of oil.

Sebacia treatment is performed in a series of three sessions over 14 days. One treatment session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Photodynamic Therapy & Blue Light Treatment

When Ameluz® Topical Solution is applied to Grade 1 or 2 sun spots, the solution is absorbed by the cells where it is converted to a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the cells are exposed to the BLU-U®, this light causes reactions which destroy the AK cells.

The BLU-U is a unique blue light that can kill the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. If you’re looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics to treat your acne, it may be just what you need. The BLU-U is not a laser. Lasers deliver light as coherent beams, while the BLU-U delivers incoherent light scattered over a larger area.

Treatment Conditions

  • Sun spots
  • Actinic keratoses (AKs)
  • Acne

Blue Light Therapy | Sun Spots

Photodynamic Therapy using the BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator is an advanced 2-step treatment for minimally to moderately thick Grade 1 or 2 AKs (sun spots) of the face or scalp. This therapy is unique because it uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy AKs.

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight. They are often referred to as “sun spots” and they occur most frequently on sun exposed areas such as the face, scalp, ears, neck, hands and arms.

They form on the outermost layer of skin and they can range in color from skin toned to reddish brown. They can also range in size from as small as a pinhead to larger than a quarter. More than 10 million Americans have AK lesions, with the majority occurring primarily in fair skinned individuals.

Before Treatment Starts
Be sure to notify us if you are taking any oral medications or using any topical prescription or non-prescription products on your face or scalp.

Download the pre and post-treatment instructions form and learn what do to before and after your treatment.

Photodynamic Therapy Form

Remember to sign the form and bring it with you to your appointment.

Blue Light Therapy | Acne

Not exclusive to teenagers, many young adults have trouble with acne that is hard to control. The BLU-U Blue Light Therapy – using light without drugs or antibiotics – may be something to try if you’re looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics.

What is Blue Light Therapy? The BLU-U is a unique blue light that can kill the P. acnes bacteria in your skin.

Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by Dr. Lin, approximately a 16-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so.

It’s safe, it’s not hot, it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light helps control your acne.