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.

DiamondGlow™

DiamondGlow™ is an advanced skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and the infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function, and appearance. This treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and dull skin, as well as produce a brighter, clearer, and more even skin tone for a luminous 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.

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 DiamondGlow™ are individuals who experience any of the following: dry skin, acne, wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, or uneven skin tone. DiamondGlow™ is safe for all skin types and tones.

How It Works

As a patented, non-invasive treatment, DiamondGlow™ is fully customizable and is the perfect solution to address a wide variety of skin concerns and conditions, from head-to-toe. It is also suitable for all skin types and tones. DiamondGlow™ is a dermabrasion device that gently removes the top layer of the skin to exfoliate and extract impurities; while this happens, the zfresh layer of skin is infused with topical serums to rejuvenate and reveal a radiant, youthful complexion.

Recovery and Results

DiamondGlow™ is a non-invasive treatment, so patients should not experience any side effects. There is minimal downtime, and activities may be resumed after each treatment session.

Results from DiamondGlow™ are noticeable and will continue to improve after each treatment session. DiamondGlow™’s distinctive simultaneous technology results in optimized plumpness, volume, hydration, tone, and texture to give you a youthful and revitalized facial appearance.

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.

FAQS

All patients can benefit and everyone except for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are candidates. (Few other
contraindications)

Area to be treated will be manually cleansed prior to the Hydrafacial treatment which includes a deep exfoliation of the skin,
utilizing physical and chemical methods. Procedure will include extractions as well as an antioxidant rich hydrating serum and
LED light application at the facial. Patients can expect to feel fresh and clean with textural improvement as well as a nice glow.

Most clients receive a regular HydraFacial® every 4-6 weeks as a maintenance treatment.

A HydraFacial® feels 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! A HydraFacial® is a deep cleansing treatment 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.

A HydraFacial® 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.

Microneedling with PRP-SkinPen

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

Benefits


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

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

The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and has a fully integrated medical spa. Dr. Richard LeConey and his wife Dana have developed comprehensive personal anti-aging, wellness, hormone, and skincare programs for both men and women.

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

We believe that there is simply no reason for you to look or feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Dr. LeConey is board certified in emergency medicine, is a certified Allergan trainer, and trains physicians and nurses in the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®.

Ideal candidates for SkinPen® Microneedling with PRP are in good general health and are looking for a minimally invasive treatment to address the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage

SkinPen® Microneedling

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

-Rich Plasma

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

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

Recovery and Results

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

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

FAQS

Micro-Needling feels similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. Topical numbing is applied prior to your procedure, but no anesthesia or medications are necessary.

The skin will be red and flushed, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn, for 12 hours to 3 days. You may also experience mild swelling, tightness, and/or mild peeling. Side effects are temporary and typically resolve within 3 days. Total healing time depends on the depth of the treatment, skin type, and skin condition, and some patients may heal completely in 24 hours.

Patients typically notice an immediate glow, but visible improvement will take about 2-4 weeks and can continue for up to 6 months.

A series of 4-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is ideal for optimal results. Some conditions like deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, and acne scars may require 6-8 treatments.