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Sunday, 02 July 2017

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) at Antiage InstitutePlatelet Rich Plasma Now at The Institute of Anti-Aging

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical therapeutic option for the restoration of thinning hair and hair loss. PRP is a safe treatment that uses the body’s own platelets to revitalize the hair shaft and promote hair regrowth. While PRP is not a cure for baldness also known as androgenic alopecia, evidence supports this to be a promising treatment to restore hair growth in both men and women.

Currently in the U.S., there are 35 million men and 21 million women experiencing hair loss. By the age of 35, 40% of men have noticeable hair loss. And by age of 60, 80% of women have noticeable hair loss. PRP treatment uses the patient’s own blood platelets to revitalize the hair shaft and promote regrowth.

Platelets contain growth factors which help tissue regenerate and regrow healthier, stronger tissue. Growth factors in the platelets work to reverse the miniaturization of the hair follicle and stimulate the hair back into a growth phase. Hair shafts get healthier which enables hair to regrow.

How PRP Works
Platelets are naturally very rich in healing properties. Blood is made up of 93% red cells, 6% white blood cells and 1% platelets. By concentrating the healing properties of the platelets into the tissue, the tissue area gets a boost and starts to heal and regrow. Platelets initiate the tissue repair and attract stem cells that speed up the body’s natural healing process. In the follicle this creates a healthier, thicker hair shaft.

What is the Process
The PRP treatment is done in three easy steps. The first step is to draw a small amount of the patients blood. Step two is to place the blood in a centrifuge and spin it down so the platelets are concentrated. Step three is to take this concentration of platelets and inject them with a small needle into the scalp areas where the hair is thinning.

Is PRP Safe
Side effects of this therapy are very low due to the fact that the own patient’s blood is used. There may be slight soreness at the injection site, but this is alleviated with an over the counter pain medication. The patient will be able to drive themselves home and resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.

How Many Treatments Are Needed for Results
The number of treatments will vary based on individual needs. Some patients need 2 to 4 treatments per year to maintain the growth stage.

Who Is a Good Candidate for PRP
Again, PRP is not a cure for genetic baldness, but the treatment can slow down the hair loss process. Give us a call at the Institute of Anti-aging if you would like a free consultation on this treatment option and to find out if it is right for you.

 

 

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Microneedling with PRP before and immediately after.

"I love the results that I have seen from the microneedling procedure. I just had my fourth treatment. Not only does the microneedling produce collagen but it also has improved the texture and tightness of my skin. My skin is smoother and I have noticed a decrease in the size of my pores." -Nancy

 

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Velashape III non-invasive body contouring and cellulite reduction treatment.

"I decided to do the Velashape treatments to help with the appearance of the cellulite on my thighs. Houston is getting hot and I want to wear shorts with confidence. I'm enjoying the results from my Velashape treatments. I have noticed a difference in the appearance of my cellulite and my skin also feels tighter." -Marie D.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Erin's Corner
Hello Patients,
I am so excited to write about the newest filler to join our product line, Juvederm Vollure!
I really like this filler. It is kind of like a cross between Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Volbella.
It is very smooth and causes very little swelling. It is longer lasting than many of the other
Hyaluronic Acid fillers, it lasts up to 18 months! It costs $750 per syringe.
Give us a call to schedule a complimentary consultation and see if this is a good filler choice for you.
713-807-1000

Patients always ask me what they can do to minimize their chance of bruising with fillers/neurotoxins.
With any injectable, there is always the chance of a bruise. There are a few things you can do to
lower your chances and/or the severity of a bruise.
I recommend, as long as it is approved by your physician, avoiding:
Aspirin
Ibuprofen (Advil)
Naproxen Sodium (Aleve)
Omega-3s (fish oil)
and Vitamin E
For 3-5 days prior to your appointment. Arnica montana supplements and bromelain supplements may also help reduce bruising.
Please call us if you have any questions!
Erin Hader, RN

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Dear Jamie and Staff at The Institute of Anti-Aging,
I just completed my second micropen with PRP treatment.
I am beyond pleased with the way it is improving my pore size and crepey skin around the eyes.
I also LOVE the way it has improved the skin on my neck. I was developing a crepey "waddle",
and it is already gone. Thank you for suggesting this treatment package for me. I am so excited
to see continued improvement with my next two treatments!

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Juvederm Vollure™ XC


Juvederm Vollure XC now available at Anti-aging InstituteAllergan announces Juvederm Vollure™ XC, a new FDA approved filler that lasts up to 18 months. Juvederm Vollure is specially formulated to be more elastic so it is great for those areas around the mouth that have repeated movement. Juvéderm Vollure will temporarily smooth and reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and moderate to severe laugh lines (parentheses lines) and marionette lines.


What Is Juvéderm Vollure?


Juvederm Vollure is a malleable filler that uses VYCROSS technology. VYCROSS is a unique manufacturing process that provides a high concentration of crosslinked HA for long-lasting results. It creates a smooth-consistency gel that flows easily into the skin.
Juvéderm Vollure XC has been approved in Europe since 2013 under the name Juvéderm Volift. It is now available in the United States starting in April 2017.


Exciting Clinical Study Results of Juvéderm Vollure


The clinical study showed that Juvéderm Vollure lasted through 18 months in the majority (59%) of subjects. Approximately 82% of the subjects were highly satisfied with their treatment results 6 months after the injection. Click here for more information about Juvederm Vollure>>

Which One - Juvéderm Vollure or Juvéderm Voluma?


Juvéderm Vollure is designed to be more malleable than Juvéderm Voluma so it is great for the mid area of the face that has more movement. Juvéderm Voluma is a little stiffer so it is great for cheek augmentation. Juvéderm now has four fillers so be sure to call our office for a free consultation regarding which filler would be best for you.


Side Effects After Treatment


The most common side effects in the clinical trial were temporary reactions at the injection site such as firmness, swelling, tenderness to touch, lumps/bumps and bruising. Most of these side effects only lasted 1 week or less.


Juvéderm Vollure Is Now Available at Institute of Anti-aging


If you are looking for a long lasting filler for nasolabial folds, contact the Institute of Anti-aging for a free consultation. Our certified nurse injectors work to get the best results for you. Institute of Anti-aging serves the greater Houston area.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Kybella Treatment for Double Chin
Medical Spa serving Houston area, including Clear Lake and Pearland

What Is Kybella
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for moderate to severe submittal fat, also known as a double chin. The injection is a patented synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The Kybella injections take about 20 minutes. With Kybella, the double chin is eliminated without surgery and incisions, and has almost no downtime. The fat cells are permanently destroyed which means the results are long lasting!

Before and After Kybella Treatment for Double Chin   

Before and after Kybella

For more information and before and after photos, visit www.mykybella.com.

Who Is a Candidate for Kybella
Contact the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa for a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for Kybella. In general, it is available to any adult in good overall health who wants to reduce or eliminate their double chin. Excessive fat under the chin makes you look older than you really are. Diet and exercise do not always eliminate the stubborn fat that is under the chin. If you want to restore your jawline and improve your profile, contact the Institute of Anti-Aging.

What Is the Kybella Treatment for Double Chin
On average, patients receive 2-4 injections that are spaced 6-8 weeks apart. Some patients will need less injections and some will need up to 6 injections. The number of injections depends on the double chin and desired results. The fat cells are permanently destroyed with Kybella so no further treatment is required.

Small, multiple injections are administered at each appointment. Most patients will see results after two appointments. The number of appointments varies with the double chin and desired results. The cost of the Kybella treatment also varies with the amount of submental fat.

Kybella Recovery And Side Effects
The patient is awake the entire time of injections which take about 20 minutes. During the injections patients report minimal discomfort. If needed, some patients may be administered some pain relief. For a few days after the appointment, patients may experience bruising, redness and swelling which can last 7 - 10 days. The downtime is minimal compared to the more invasive liposuction procedure.


Kybella Treatment in Houston
At the Institute of Anti-Aging, patients are experiencing great results with Kybella. Dr. Richard LeConey is a certified Allergan Trainer and trains physicians and nurses how to inject Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and Kybella. If you are looking to improve your profile and appearance by eliminating submental fat, call the Institute of Anti-Aging for a free consultation. Our registered nurse injectors are aesthetic experts and the entire team is here to support you in looking and feeling your best. Watch Kybella procedure videos by the Institute of Anti-Aging.

Kybella Specials
For a limited time, save $100 on Kybella. Go to www.mykybella.com, and print a rebate for $100 off a Kybella treatment! This is for a limited time, so don’t delay. Call the Institute of Anti-Aging for your free consultation and take advantage of this special savings.

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017

MiraDry Houston
Institute of Anti-Aging serving Houston including Friendswood and Seabrook

What is MiraDry
miraDry Houston Anti Age InstituteMiraDry is a non-invasive, FDA approved procedure that removes underarm sweat and odor glands. It is a quick procedure done in-office that has immediate and lasting results. MiraDry’s proprietary technology uses electromagnetic energy that targets the sweat glands in the underarm area. Sweat glands do not regenerate so results are lasting.

MiraDry Results
Results are immediate and permanent after MiraDry. The average result is 80% reduction in sweat and odor. Most patients need just one treatment while others might need two treatments for expected results. Contact the Institute for Anti-Aging for a free consultation and get all your questions answered.

Aren’t Sweat Glands Needed?
It is healthy to sweat. It keeps your body cool. People are born with 2-4 million sweat glands all over their body. The armpits contain about 2% of those glands. After the MiraDry procedure patients will continue to sweat normally over the rest of their body. If you are bothered by underarm sweat or have been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis, then MiraDry is a lasting solution for you.

Is There Downtime or Pain with MiraDry?
A local anesthesia is administered in the underarm before the procedure. Most patients at the Institute of Anti-Aging report little or no pain during the process. After the procedure, soreness and/or swelling in the underarm is typical. This generally clears up within a couple weeks. Patients can take an non-prescription anti-inflammatory medication for swelling and apply an ice pack. The area maybe tender for up to two weeks. Normal activity can resume right after the procedure and exercise can resume within several days.

MiraDry Procedure
The MiraDry procedure lasts for about 1 hour. Multiple placements of the MiraDry hand piece creates a customized procedure to ensure maximum results. At your free consultation, the Institute of Anti-Aging will explain how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect the days following the treatment. Visit the MiraDry website for more information and frequently asked questions.

MiraDry in Houston
Dr. Richard LeConey at the Institute of Anti-Aging recently demonstrated MiraDry on ABC13. Watch the MiraDry video here. Contact us for a free consultation. Our caring and experienced office is here to help you feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel. If underarm sweat is not making you feel good, then we can help.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Whether you're heading to a holiday party or just hoping to add some shimmer into your life, look no further than the Glimmer Gift Box. The Jane Iredale Glimmer Gift Box is great for stocking stuffers, holiday gift exchanges and as a reward to yourself.

 

 

As the temperature begins to drop, don't let dry skin ruin your holiday spirit. Keep your skin hydrated with one of Jane Iredales Ecocert Natural awarded hydration sprays. You'll love their fresh, clean fragrances and what it can do for the health of your skin!

 

Prep, sprtiz and sparkle your way to the best holiday season yet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    The Institute of Anti Aging Medicine and Skin Spa is the original Antiaging wellness center with a fully integrated Medical Spa located in Houston Texas. 

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    Institute of Antiaging Medicine and Skin Spa
    3120 Southwest Freeway
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    Houston, TX 77098
    713-807-1000
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