PhotoFacial IPL

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.

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 and provide natural-looking rejuvenation.

Benefits


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

The best candidates for IPL Photofacial are non-smokers in good general health who wish to reduce the appearance of the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Rosacea
  • Sun spots
  • 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.

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.

Lip Fillers

Lips that lack volume can affect your self-image, whether they have always been thin or have lost volume over time. Injectable fillers can help to plump up the lips without surgery or extended downtime. Fillers are most often composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance created by your body that helps retain moisture in the skin and other tissues.

Benefits


  • No surgery or extended downtime
  • Natural-looking results

First, a numbing cream will be applied for your comfort. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, injections will be made at strategic points along the lips to provide subtle volume and improve symmetry.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid filler that can be used to add volume and improve symmetry in the lips.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a thinner formula than JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC. Although it is also used to add volume to the lips, the results will be more subtle.

Restylane®

Restylane® has produced a few different formulations of its product to be used for augmenting the lips. The specific formulation used will depend on your needs and desired aesthetic results.

Recovery and Results

You may experience some mild swelling and redness after your lip filler treatment, but these side effects should resolve within a few days. You may also experience some slight bruising, which should dissipate in seven to 10 days.

You will see improved volume and symmetry in the lips. The results of your lip injections can last for up to one year, depending on the formulation used. A healthy lifestyle and skincare routine can help maintain optimal results.

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