Lumecca

Skin

Lumecca

Laredo Wellness and Aesthetics can perform a host of quick procedures to enhance the look and feel of your skin for a happier and more confident you. Our meticulously trained physicians want to help you become the best version of yourself.


Fractora

Fractora by Inmode

Fractora takes the vampire facial to a different level. This is our signature face procedure. It involves microneedling with radiofrequency treatment to amplify the results of the vampire facial. When we add PRP to the Fractora, the results are significantly improved!

What Is Fractora “The Vampire Facial” and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?
The Fractora skin treatment uses radiofrequency, a rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that treats loose skin, improves definition, and reduces the appearance of scars, wrinkles and discolored skin tones.

How Does Fractora Work?

A handheld device with small pins creates tiny abrasions in the skin, sending heat below the surface to promote collagen production.
As we age, collagen and elastin become depleted in our skin causing lines, wrinkles and thin skin.
PRP is designed to reverse this: improve the texture and tone of the skin, helping it become progressively thicker, tighter and more supple.

What Areas Can Be Treated With Fractora?

It’s most commonly used on the face and neck, but body treatments can also include arms, abdomen, thighs, and other areas.

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF RF ( Radio Frequency) ENERGY?

RF (Radio Frequency) energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. Fractora treatment will improve skin complexion and texture for a more beautiful and youthful look.

How Soon Can I See Results from Fractora Treatment or Fractora with PRP?

The most noticeable results appear after two weeks. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.

How Many Treatments Do I need?

For best results a minimum of 3 sessions.

WHEN CAN I PUT MAKE-UP ON AFTER TREATMENT?

This is the time for RR (rest and recuperation) we advise for our patients to stay away from make up for 2 to 3 days. That way their skin can fully heal and the collagen regenerates the proper way.

Post Procedure of Fractora with PRP
Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters.

WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

Patients should moisturize the treated area 6 or more times a day and avoid direct sun exposure. It is recommended that the patient uses a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition, sunscreen also reduces wrinkles and slow the aging process.

You can always Contact our professionally train team for a Consultation in Laredo Wellness and Aesthetics at (956)717-0095

Forma

Forma by Inmode

The Forma is our body contouring procedure. It can be used in multiple places on the body and it is radiofrequency. It is used to tighten loose skin and improve texture and irregularities. It can be used on the face, neck, abdomen, and love handles to name a few.

WHAT IS FORMA?

Forma uses radio-frequency technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin. Radio-frequency energy will stimulate the formation of new collagen and improve skin elasticity for long-lasting improvement.

HOW DOES FORMA WORK?

Forma was developed based on the clinical success of the proprietary A.C.E. (Acquire, Control, Extend) technology. A.C.E. technology uses radio-frequency energy to target deep layers of the skin, with no area being under or over treated. This ensures maximum and consistent results.

IS FORMA FOR ME?

Forma is suitable for all skin types and is appropriate for individuals seeking a non-invasive and a natural looking approach to improvements in skin tone and texture irregularities. Patients have reported that their skin feels smoother and more defined, as well as reductions in wrinkles.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Forma can be used on both the face and body. Commonly treated areas on the face include: forehead, crows feet, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines and neck. On the body, popular treatments consist of the arms (bat wings), abdomen and other areas that may need contraction.

WILL IT HURT?

Forma is an essentially painless procedure with no downtime due to its precise technology and deep-layer targeting of the skin. Slight redness in the treatment area is common post-procedure, which subsides within a few hours.

HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over a six-week period. Individuals with mild laxity may be treated in fewer sessions with more weeks between each treatment. Scheduling should be based on a medical pre-evaluation.

CAN THIS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

Yes, Forma can be used in combination with most other laser treatments, facials, injectables and/or filler. Please speak to your aesthetic provider when considering combining Forma with other treatments.

Botox

BOTOX® COSMETIC

Natural aging and a lifetime of involuntary facial muscle movements contribute to the formation of wrinkles, creases and lines that can make you look angry, tired or older than you feel. Although aging may be inevitable, Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics offers, non-surgical treatments that combat the most noticeable and frustrating facial imperfections.

HOW DOES BOTOX®WORK?

BOTOX® is designed to soften wrinkles caused by continual frowning, squinting and furrowing of the brows. Your facial muscles move when you make certain expressions and over time, this muscle movement creates wrinkles where the skin folds together. BOTOX® works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. When the injected muscle is unable to contract, wrinkles relax and soften. BOTOX® is also FDA-approved for the treatment of severe underarm sweating. This is an attractive option in a warm climate like ours.

What Issues Can BOTOX® Injections Address?

Targeted injections of BOTOX® into facial tissue can temporarily interrupt the nerve signals to nearby muscles. By diminishing muscle activity, BOTOX® can correct fine lines and deep-set wrinkles.

With this amazingly effective and diverse treatment option, offered at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help temporarily erase and eliminate:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Downturned corners of the mouth
  • Gummy Smile
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Wrinkling on the neck
  • Chin dimpling
  • Poor jawline definition
  • Masseter hypertrophy
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

How Long Does BOTOX® Last?

In most cases, the results of BOTOX® injections will last up to three to four months. Every patient is different, however, the accurate length of time your results will last depends on certain factors:

  • Amount of BOTOX® used: Generally, the more units of BOTOX® that are injected into a region, the longer the results will last.
  • Muscle strength: If you have very strong facial muscles in a certain area, they may be more resistant to the paralyzing function of the treatment. As a result, more BOTOX® may be required to achieve the same duration of results.
  • Follow up treatment: With follow-up BOTOX® injection treatments at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, it is possible for your results to last longer than the average three to four months. Some patients can enjoy results for up to six to eight months with consistent follow-up appointments.

Your Initial BOTOX® Consultation

During your aesthetic consultation at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, Dr. Liz Millan will perform a comprehensive facial examination that thoroughly evaluates the shape of your face, the presence of wrinkles and lines as well as the overall texture of your skin. Dr. Millan will discuss your facial evaluation with you in front of a mirror and determine the role of BOTOX® Cosmetic in your treatment.

A key component of this examination is confirming that the wrinkles of concern are the result of muscle activity and not volume loss or other issues. Depending on the nature of your wrinkles, Dr. Millan may suggest other modalities of treatment, such as dermal fillers.

Alternatives To BOTOX®

Dr. Millan strives to meet the unique needs of every patient. This dedication to individualized care includes a variety of treatment options to meet the specific needs and preferences of each patient who visits. During your consultation, Dr. Millan will thoroughly explain all of your options to help you make an informed decision about your care.

Am I A Good Candidate For BOTOX®?

Like any other cosmetic procedure, you must meet certain requirements in order to undergo BOTOX® treatment. At Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, we consider you an ideal candidate for BOTOX® injections if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are not pregnant or nursing at the time of your treatment
  • Are free of any known allergies to BOTOX®

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that 57 percent all BOTOX® patients are between the ages of 40 and 54. Twenty-three percent of recipients were 55 years of age or older, while people between 30 and 39-years old made up 18 percent. Only 1 percent of these patients were between the ages of 20-29.

Not all patients between 20-29 years of age will benefit from BOTOX®, but some may find value in its ability to prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Early injections may also make it possible to reduce the frequency of injections needed later in life.

How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?

The average patient may receive anywhere between 10-35 units of BOTOX®. This amount varies and depends greatly on how many areas you want to treat, as well as the strength of the muscles in the targeted areas. During your consultation at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, Dr. Liz Millan will discuss the number of units needed to match your specific goals and explain how much you can expect your treatment to cost.

Schedule Your BOTOX Consultation Today!

If you would like to learn if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® facial rejuvenation, please Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics today at (956) 717-0095 to schedule an aesthetic consultation with Dr. Liz Millan. We proudly welcome patients from Zapata Texas, Hebbronville Texas, and all surrounding areas.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics is proud to offer dermal fillers. As we age, the thin skin of the face loses elasticity and slows in cellular turnover. In addition, a lifetime of expressions including laughing, smiling, squinting and frowning can leave profound creases and fine lines. With aging and harsh environmental factors, we naturally lose the fullness and plumpness of our youth, leaving less volume in the face and lips.

Treatment with dermal fillers enables patients to address and correct the following cosmetic problems related to aging and facial volume loss, including, but not limited to:

  • Vertical Lip Lines
  • Thin Lips
  • Lost facial Volume
  • Laugh Lines

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Dermal fillers recondition lost skin volume, diminishing the appearance of creases and fine lines. By restoring volume and reducing fine lines, the face looks youthful and refreshed. These injectable fillers allow you to reduce fine lines and restore lost facial volume without altering your ability to achieve natural facial expressions.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR DERMAL FILLERS IS LOOKING TO:

  • Maintain natural facial expressions
  • Eliminate or decrease the appearance of minor, moderate or severe facial lines and wrinkles
  • Have a minimally invasive approach to age management
  • Restore lost volume to the checks or lips

Your Initial Dermal Fillers Consultation

During your aesthetic consultation at Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics, Dr. Liz Millan will perform a comprehensive facial examination that thoroughly evaluates the shape of your face, the presence of creases and fine lines as well as the overall volume of your face. Dr. Millan will discuss your facial evaluation with you in front of a mirror and determine the role of dermal fillers in your treatment. Dr. Liz Millan strives to meet the unique needs of every patient. This dedication to individualized care includes a variety of treatment options to meet the specific needs and preferences of each patient who visits Laredo Wellness & Aesthetics. During your consultation, Dr. Millan will thoroughly explain all of your options to help you make an informed decision about your care.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Your dermal filler treatment will be performed in our office and typically takes no longer than 20 minutes, after which you can resume your normal daily activities.

After your treatment, you will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise, exposure to sun or heat, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Potential temporary side effects of injectable fillers include tenderness, swelling, redness, firmness, bruising, and bumps at the injection sites. These symptoms are generally mild to moderate in nature and resolve within 7 days.  Following your dermal filler injections, you will be able to observe an immediate improvement in the volume and overall appearance of your skin in the treated areas. Although dermal fillers offer long-lasting results after just one treatment, each patient metabolizes these fillers differently, and periodic maintenance treatments may be necessary to preserve and maintain optimal results.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY!

We are excited to have the opportunity to contribute to that outcome.  If you are interested in discussing how dermal fillers can impact your physical appearance, please contact us at (956) 717-0095 to set up a free consultation.

Lumecca

WHAT IS LUMECCA?

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:

  • Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
  • Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
  • Rosacea (redness)
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.

WHAT STEPS MUST BE TAKEN BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER LUMECCA?

During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subsides within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.

HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. Treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) and energy settings.

HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photofacial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning.