Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical way to repair and restore your skin to its youthful appearance. Fine streams of crystals are delivered across the skin’s surface to exfoliate and polish the outer keratin layer of the skin. The vacuum then uproots the dead cells and stimulates the blood flow to the surface of the skin revealing fresh, invigorated skin.
BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin are therapeutic muscle-relaxing agents derived from a purified protein called Botulinumtoxin. Physicians have been safely treating patients with Botulinumtoxin for more than 20years as a therapy for relaxing muscle spasms in all parts of the body. In 2002, the FDA approved the use of Botulinumtoxin to treat moderate to severe frown lines caused by facial wrinkling.
The contractions and movements of our facial muscles are controlled by signals from the brain. Botulinumtoxin simply prevents these muscles responding to such messages. As a result, the muscles relax and the overlying skin remains unwrinkled and smooth.
The effects usually last 3 to 4 months and fade away gradually. Typically the effects are visible in 5-7 days. Maximum benefits are reached between 10 to 14 days.
Dermal Facial Fillers
Dermal facial fillers are injectable gel substances that are injected into the areas of the face where moderate to severe facial wrinkling or volume loss occur. They are intended to temporarily add volume and fullness to the skin to help give it a smooth, more youthful appearance.
Juvederm®, Voluma®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Belotero Balance® are all fillers that we carry at The Aesthetic Center. They are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the skin but that diminishes as you get older. Loosing our natural hyaluronic acid causes the skin to lose volume and to form wrinkles and folds over time. Replacing volume and diminishing wrinkles results in a more youthful and natural appearance.
Radiesse® volumizing filler is a collagen stimulating filler that provides immediate volume and stimulates the production of you own natural collagen.
LED Light Therapy
LED Light Therapy is the application of light energy to the skin for therapeutic benefits. It is a natural photo biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis.
The LED lights promote wound healing and human tissue growth. Infrared light enhances cellular metabolism, accelerates the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells and stimulates the production of collagen.
RED LIGHT - promotes collagen production, enhances skin texture, improves firmness, and reduces the appearance of aging and damaged skin. A complement to any skin care regimen, this is an ideal treatment to calm irritated skin.
BLUE LIGHT - promotes healing of the P.acne bacteria. It's a great alternative for patients who do not respond well to antibiotic therapy. For the best results, treatments are recommended every 2 weeks.
Light Chemical Peels will slough off dead skin cells of the top layer of the skin (epidermis). This will require no down time but your skin will be rejuvenated and refreshed immediately. It is an instant tightening of the skin that is achieved with a light chemical exfoliant.
Medium Depth Chemical Peels will actually penetrate to your second layer of skin (dermis). You will experience a great deal of peeling, sloughing and a few days of down time. The results will reveal clarity to your skin you have not seen in years.
At the Aesthetic Center we offer the SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel® and Rejuvinize Peel®, and Glytone by Enterpeel® peels. After a personalized consultation, our skin care specialist will determine the best peel for you.
Customized Signature Facials
Houston Women's Care Associates Aesthetic Center Facials are custom designed to benefit your specific and unique skin care needs. From a deep cleansing to anti-aging, your facial will begin with a skin analysis to determine which option would be best for you.
Extractions are performed if needed and a customized mask is applied to suit you. A relaxing neck, shoulder, massage will invigorate your body and relieve stress.
The LamProbe is a breakthrough cosmetic innovation incorporating radio and high frequency technology. The technology produces an electric current that allows for rapid and precise treatment of minor skin irregularities, with little to no down-time.
The treatments possible with the LamProbe include:
- Skin Tags
- Clogged Pores
- Cholesterol Deposits
- Milia (whiteheads)
- Cherry Angioma
- Dilated Capillaries
- Sebaceous Hyperplasia
Laser Hair Removal
The Aesthetics Center utilizes the latest in Laser Hair Removal Technology. These technologies include BBL Broadband Pulsed Light and the Clearscan 1064-nm Nd: Yag Laser. These lasers are state-of-the-art and designed to remove unwanted hair through the use of advanced laser technologies. Unlike many other hair removal methods, laser treatment leaves your skin looking and feeling much smoother and softer.
New advances in light energy have taken non-invasive treatment of skin laxity for toning and tightening to new heights that are safer and more effective than ever before. Sciton ST Broad Band Light uses safe infrared light energy and advanced skin cooling technology to comfortably deliver heat below the skin’s surface to the dermis for increased tissue tightening and reduced skin laxity. The most popular areas to treat involve the jaw-line, lower face, neck and abdomen. We recommend a series of 4 treatments spaced every 2-4 weeks apart.
Laser Vein Therapy
The Sciton laser system delivers 21st century technology for treatment of unsighlty broken blood vessels. Due to its unique design and longer wavelength it can be used to treat men and women of all skin tones safely and effectively. With this technology you can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body and face. For optimal results, the treatments are recommended every 4 weeks until the issue is resloved.
This treatment uses pulses of visible broad band light that effectively improve facial redness and flushing as well as the visible signs of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and aging. A non-laser medical device is used to deliver a series of gentle pulse of light to the skin. Specific settings are selected for each treatment to maximize improvement. A series of five or more treatments are performed at 3-4 week intervals. The benefits of BBL Photo facial treatments are consistent, visible improvement in the skin with no downtime, little discomfort and minimal risk. Most will see noticeable improvement after each treatment.
Laser Tattoo Removal
The laser we use for the treatment is the Palomar Q-Yag 5. This laser system effectively treats all ink colors.
Removal depends on numerous factors, such as the type of ink used, color of ink, depth of ink, age of tattoo, and location on the body. It will generally take 4 to 8 treatments over the course of one year. Treatments last 10-15 minutes and feel similar to getting the tattoo. The laser emits a quick pulsating beam of light which passes harmlessly through the skin. Upon contact with the ink, the laser explodes the large ink particle which results in a chemical reaction. Then the body’s lymphatic system begins to carry away these smaller ink particles. The use of a specific combination of wavelengths and rapidly pulsed light will result in minimal damage to the skin while providing maximum tattoo ink removal.
This treatment is scheduled with an outside vendor so advanced notice and a down payment is required to schedule an appointment.
BLUE Light Acne Treatments
Adult onset acne has become a growing concern for people in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Acne can leave permanent scarring on the skin and negatively impact an individual’s self-esteem. If the commonly prescribed treatments of astringents, topical creams, or antibiotics have not been successful in treating your moderate acne thus far, BLUE Light Therapy just may be an effective alternative.
BLUE Light Therapy involves the use of visible blue wavelengths of light that create a toxic environment inside the pore that kills the acne-causing bacteria. It is used to treat active lesions and helps prevent dormant glands from becoming active lesions.