Botox Houston, TX

Botox

If you ever frown or squint, you probably have crow’s feet around your eyes and worry lines between your brows. Fortunately, Galleria Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, offers a variety of solutions to smooth those wrinkles, including Botox®, XEOMIN®, and Dysport® injections. If you’re looking for a way to relax the wrinkle-causing muscles in your face, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

What wrinkles can Botox treat?

Facial wrinkles fall into two main categories: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles show even when your face is at rest, while dynamic wrinkles appear or become more obvious when you make a facial expression.

Botox treats dynamic wrinkles, which include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines between your brows

Botox doesn’t treat wrinkles that result from sun damage or gravity. If you have a variety of different facial wrinkles, you may wish to combine Botox with injectable dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm.

How does Botox reduce wrinkles?

Botox uses small injections of highly purified botulinum toxin to relax the muscles that cause your dynamic wrinkles to appear.

Although Botox is among the most extensively studied cosmetic treatments available, several other brands produce similar botulinum toxin-based medicines to reduce wrinkles.

At Galleria Aesthetics, you have the option to choose from the following types of injections:

  • Botox
  • Dysport
  • XEOMIN

Who is a good candidate for Botox?

You may be a good candidate for Botox if you wish to reduce dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines. These injections aren’t recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.

What should I expect from a Botox treatment?

First, the knowledgeable and compassionate team at Galleria Aesthetics meets with you to discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals. During this consultation, they help you determine which treatment options are best suited to your individual needs and desired results.

All of the botulinum toxin injections at Galleria Aesthetics are quick, minimally invasive, and virtually painless.

Certified professional injector Melisa Crow administers a small amount of medicine with a very fine needle. Although most patients report minimal discomfort, anesthetic creams and cooling devices are available.

It typically takes four to five days to see the effects of Botox injections, although it may take up to two weeks to experience full results. These results generally last about three to six months. When you begin to see your wrinkles reappear, it’s time to schedule your next appointment.

If you want to reduce moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines without surgery, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary.

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Body Contouring Houston, TX

Body Contouring

Even with your best efforts at diet and exercise, sometimes stubborn pockets of fat just won’t go away. Galleria Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, offers non-surgical body contouring solutions to reduce fat and cellulite in those notoriously difficult areas. If you’re considering non-invasive body contouring with truSculpt® 3D or Velashape® systems, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

What is non-surgical body contouring?

Body contouring is a non-invasive technique that removes body fat and firms skin in problem areas, leaving you with a leaner and tighter physique. Body contouring treatments offer the following benefits over liposuction:

  • Faster treatment
  • Pain-free
  • No downtime for recovery
  • No scars, incisions, or anesthesia

At Galleria Aesthetics, body-contouring specialists Melisa Crow and Samantha Schock offer truSculpt® 3D and VelaShape® body contouring services.

What is truSculpt 3D and how does it reduce fat?

During a truSculpt 3D treatment, the technician passes a specialized handpiece over the treatment area. This handpiece emits radiofrequency waves through your skin and into your fat tissue.

These waves target your fat cells, causing them to break down without damaging any surrounding tissues. Your body naturally flushes out these fat cells in the weeks following your treatment.

TruSculpt delivers fast results with no post-treatment downtime or discomfort. Your technician can treat up to four problem areas in a single one-hour session. Most people see an average of 24% fat reduction after just one treatment.

What is VelaShape and how does it reduce fat?

VelaShape is an FDA-approved, non-invasive body contouring treatment that reduces cellulite and may reduce excess body fat. This system also uses radiofrequency energy to target fat cells but combines that energy with suction, massage, and infrared light.

VelaShape delivers optimal results in three treatments, although you may need a touch-up treatment every month or two.

This treatment safely reduces fat and tones skin in the following common problem areas:

  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Love handles/flanks
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

Who is a good candidate for body contouring?

TruSculpt 3D or VelaShape body contouring treatments may be right for you if you want to reduce areas of fat and cellulite that persist despite diet and exercise.

Body contouring isn’t a treatment for weight loss. If you have a BMI over 30 or need to lose a significant amount of weight, you may want to talk to the Galleria Aesthetics medical staff about medical weight-loss therapy instead.

If you want a more sculpted figure without surgery, call or click online to book an appointment at Galleria Aesthetics today.

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Sclerotherapy Houston, TX

Sclerotherapy

Spider veins veins can cause more than just embarrassment. They can create painful symptoms as well. Galleria Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, treats varicose veins with sclerotherapy injections. If spider veins and reticular veins are causing problems in your life, call or click online to book an appointment at Galleria Aesthetics today with Dr. Marjon Monfared.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that treats spider veins. This procedure is the treatment of choice for small spider veins and has been used since the 1930s.

At Galleria Aesthetics, Dr. Marjon Monfared injects your problem veins with a sclerosing agent called Asclera®. The solution irritates your blood vessel, causing it to shut down. Over time, the vessel disappears from view.

Why is sclerotherapy done?

Sclerotherapy injections reduce the appearance of unsightly spider veins. Additionally, this treatment can reduce unpleasant symptoms of spider veins including:

  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Night cramps
  • Cosmetic concerns

What are the side effects of sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy may create minor side effects at the injection site, including:

  • Bruising
  • Red bumps
  • Skin irritation
  • Dark spots

Side effects typically fade within a few days to several weeks, but they may last longer.

Who is a good candidate for sclerotherapy?

If you have spider veins you wish would disappear, you may be a candidate for sclerotherapy. Pregnant women are not eligible for sclerotherapy treatments.

Before your treatment, Dr. Marjon Monfared evaluates your condition to make sure sclerotherapy is right for you. If not, you may want to consider laser vein treatments at Galleria Aesthetics instead.

What should I expect from a sclerotherapy procedure?

First, Dr. Monfared cleans the treatment area with alcohol to avoid infection. Then, he injects the solution directly into the appropriate vein with a very fine needle.

The solution causes your blood vessel to swell shut, preventing blood from entering. Eventually, this vessel becomes scar tissue and fades from view.

Sclerotherapy is a generally painless procedure, but you may feel a slight stinging or cramping sensation during the injection. After withdrawing the needle, Dr. Monfared gently massages the treatment area and applies a compression pad.

You should be able to get up, walk around, and return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. You may need to wear compression stockings or bandages for about two weeks to maintain gentle pressure on the treated veins.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to burdensome spider veins, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

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Facials And Chemical Peels Houston, TX

Facials And Chemical Peels

Nothing brightens your appearance like fresh, healthy skin. That’s why Galleria Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, offers the HydraFacial™, dermaplaning, and chemical peels to improve the quality of your skin and overall appearance. If you want to refresh your natural beauty with a clear complexion, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today. Skin care specialists Melisa Crow and Samantha Schock are happy to help.

What is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is a patented, multi-step facial process that delivers instant results without downtime or discomfort. Galleria Aesthetics recommends HydraFacial as part of your skin maintenance program to prevent the need for more invasive treatments in the future.

HydraFacial uses an innovative approach to treat a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Oily and congested skin
  • Acne-prone skin
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sunspots

The HydraFacial process involves three steps:

  • Cleansing and gently exfoliating
  • Extracting debris from pores and hydrating
  • Infusing your skin with antioxidants

The process is soothing and moisturizing without irritating your skin. HydraFacial works for most skin types, including sensitive, thin, dry, or oily skin.

What are the benefits of red and blue light therapy for skin?

After your HydraFacial treatment, your skin care specialist may recommend light therapy with blue or red LED lights.

Red light therapy offers the following positive effects at the cellular level:

  • Enhances cellular metabolism
  • Speeds repair of damaged skin cells
  • Stimulates collagen production

Blue light therapy may help improve the following skin conditions:

  • Oily skin
  • Congested pores
  • Moderate inflammatory acne

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a safe and effective treatment for exfoliating your skin. During a dermaplaning procedure at Galleria Aesthetics, your skin care specialist uses a sterile scalpel to gently shave the upper-most layer of dead skin cells. This procedure takes less than 30 minutes and is also effective at removing fine, peach-fuzz hairs from your face.

What are chemical peels?

A chemical peel improves your complexion by removing damage or imperfections in your outer layer of skin. With this technique, the skin care specialist applies a chemical solution that causes your skin to blister and peel off. Once the damaged top layer sloughs off, the skin beneath is smoother, healthier, and younger-looking.

When would I get a chemical peel?

You may consider a chemical peel if you want to rejuvenate the skin on your face, neck, or hands without surgery.

Chemical peels may improve the following common skin problems:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Mild scars
  • Sun damage
  • Certain types of acne
  • Age, liver, or sun spots
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Poor skin tone or texture

One of the skin care specialists at Galleria Aesthetics evaluates your skin to determine whether a chemical peel is the right solution for your needs.

If you want to experience fresher, more vibrant-looking skin with dermaplaning, chemical peels and HydraFacials, call or click online to schedule an appointment at Galleria Aesthetics today.

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IPL Photo Facial Houston, TX

IPL Photo Facial

Age spots, broken capillaries, and more are no match for the high-energy, non-invasive laser treatment of the IPL™ PhotoFacial. Galleria Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, offers IPL PhotoFacial treatments to help you achieve a more even skin tone. If spots or other skin imperfections are distracting from your natural beauty, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today. Skin care specialist and technician Samantha Schock has helped many clients improve their skin tone.

What is an IPL PhotoFacial?

An IPL PhotoFacial is one of the most advanced non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments available.

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. During an IPL PhotoFacial, pulses of light penetrate deep into your skin, which causes collagen and blood vessels below your skin to contract. This contraction reduces skin imperfections such as redness and wrinkles.

In addition to reducing the appearance of skin imperfections, IPL treatments stimulate your body to produce more collagen. This boost in collagen smooths out wrinkles and restores a youthful appearance to your face.

What skin problems can an IPL PhotoFacial treat?

IPL improves the appearance of your skin by reducing these common conditions:

  • Wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Broken capillaries
  • Age, liver, or sun spots
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea

Who is a good candidate for an IPL PhotoFacial?

The skin care specialist at Galleria Aesthetics evaluates your skin to determine whether IPL is right for you. Lighter, untanned skin tends to have the best results with IPL, but options are available for darker skin types.

If you have darker skin, they may recommend pre-treatment with a skin-lightening therapy to decrease melanin production. This is to reduce any unwanted changes to your natural skin pigmentation after an IPL treatment.

What should I expect from an IPL PhotoFacial treatment?

IPL PhotoFacials typically requires about five treatments spaced three to four weeks apart with maintenance treatments as needed. Each treatment lasts between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on your specific needs.

Before treatment, your skin care specialist gives you protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the lasers.

The treatment itself is generally painless, but you may experience some mild discomfort. Most people rate the IPL 5 out of 10 on a pain scale. You may wish to take a pain reliever like ibuprofen before your treatment.

IPL requires no downtime for recovery. You can go back to work or normal activities immediately after your appointment. Side effects are mild and temporary; you may experience redness, swelling, or discomfort that fades within a day.

If you want to dramatically improve the appearance of your skin without surgery or downtime, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

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B12 Injections Houston, TX

B12 Injections

Weight loss can dramatically improve your health and well-being, but it’s a common struggle for many. Galleria Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, offers medical weight-loss therapy using B12 injections and lipotropic injections, the HCG diet, and phentermine. If you need help achieving your weight-loss goals, call or click online to schedule an appointment today.

How does medical weight-loss therapy work?

If you have a hard time losing weight, you're not alone. Many diets and weight-loss programs are challenging to manage without guidance, which is why Galleria Aesthetics offers medical weight-loss plans. 

During an initial consultation, the Galleria Aesthetics medical team recommends a weight-loss plan customized to your specific goals and medical history. Depending on your plan, this may include:

  • The HCG diet program
  • Phentermine
  • B12 Injections and lipotropic injections

The Galleria Aesthetics staff carefully monitors your health and progress throughout the weight-loss program.

What is the HCG diet program?

HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, which is a naturally occurring hormone that helps regulate your hunger and eating behavior. With the help of HCG, your hypothalamus makes stored fat available for your body to use as energy.

The HCG diet is a very low-calorie weight-loss plan, so your body needs HCG to help it use fat as fuel. Without it, you may starve or suffer serious consequences.

What is phentermine and how does it help with weight loss?

Phentermine is a prescription medicine that helps you achieve your weight-loss goals by reducing your appetite. When used in conjunction with the HCG diet and an exercise program, phentermine may help you shed pounds faster.

How do B12 and lipotropic injections aid weight loss?

If you don’t get enough B12 from the foods you eat, supplementation with weekly vitamin shots may help increase your energy while you diet.

Galleria Aesthetics combines B12 with lipotropic agents to help you lose more weight. Lipotropics are amino acids that play a key role in how your body uses fat. These weekly B12 and lipotropic injections provide a huge energy boost while improving your fat metabolism.

The shots include these essential vitamins and amino acids:

  • B12 to help build new cells and boost energy
  • Choline to help metabolize fat
  • Methionine to prevent excess fat buildup in your liver and relieve fatigue
  • Inositol to help metabolize fat

If you’re searching for a way to lose weight naturally with the guidance of medical experts, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

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Juvederm/Other Fillers Houston, TX

Juvederm/Other Fillers

The secret to a more youthful appearance lies beneath your skin, which is precisely why Galleria Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, offers a variety of injectable facial fillers. Whether it's Juvéderm® or another brand of dermal fillers, Galleria Aesthetics has the right dermal filler for you. To learn more about how facial fillers can help you reduce wrinkles and signs of aging, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is an FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. From the same company that makes Botox®, Juvéderm uses injectable gel to fill out areas of your face that may have lost natural volume over time. This treatment produces immediate, long-lasting results without surgery.

The soft tissue that gives your face its youthful curvature inevitably starts to break down with age. This tissue loss is the cause of many cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Skin laxity
  • Sunken cheeks or temples
  • Smile lines, marionette lines, or parentheses around your nose and mouth

Juvéderm uses hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps your skin maintain volume and hydration.

What are my other options for dermal facial fillers?

In addition to Juvéderm, Galleria Aesthetics offers the following types of dermal fillers:

Bellafill®

Bellafill is a collagen-based dermal filler that does more than just instantly restore volume and correct wrinkles. This treatment helps recreate the base structure that holds the youthful contour of your face.

Restylane®

Restylane uses hyaluronic acid gel fillers to instantly reduce lines and wrinkles or add volume to your lips. This treatment is specifically formulated to mimic your body’s own hyaluronic acid. It even breaks down naturally over time.

Radiesse®

In addition to immediately restoring lost volume, Radiesse stimulates collagen production in your body, enhancing results for several months after treatment. Over time, your body absorbs and metabolizes the Radiesse gel, leaving only your natural collagen structure behind.

Revanesse® Versa™

Versa is an FDA-approved, state-of-the-art injectable hyaluronic acid gel filler that promises instant and optimal results with a proprietary formula and innovative manufacturing techniques. A recent study shows that Versa produces 24% less swelling than other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

What should I expect from an injectable dermal filler treatment?

Before your treatment, you meet with Galleria Aesthetics’ certified professional injector Melisa Crow, who creates an individualized treatment plan involving the best dermal fillers for your unique needs.

The specific duration and details of the treatment depend on the type of dermal fillers you choose, but every option produces immediate improvement in wrinkles and folds. These results typically last for about a year, or possibly longer.

Side effects are mild and tend to fade after about one day, but you may experience redness, swelling, or discomfort at the injection site.

To learn more about Juvéderm or other dermal fillers, call Galleria Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.

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Microblading Houston, TX

Microblading

Are you ready to look into the mirror and see beautifully crafted eyebrows? The expert team at Galleria Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, is waiting to make your perfectly shaped and groomed eyebrow dreams come true. Galleria Aesthetics uses a cosmetic procedure called microblading. Microblading uses semipermanent makeup to fill in missing eyebrow hair and give you a look you’ll love. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about microblading.

What is microblading?

Microblading is a cosmetic technique that can fill in your thin eyebrows to make them full and beautiful. Microblading is similar to tattooing on the skin. The Galleria Aesthetics team has years of experience with microblading, which uses pigment to fill in your eyebrows. Microblading is called “semi-permanent” because the pigment stays on your eyebrows for up to three years before you need to have the procedure done again.

How is microblading done?

To perform microblading on your eyebrows, Galleria Aesthetics’ certified professional injector Melisa Crow uses a tool that has needles fixed to a handle. First, she maps out your new eyebrows, then uses the tool to create minor incisions, which she fills with pigment. The entire process takes about two hours. Your eyebrows may be a bit darker than usual just after the microblading procedure is finished.

Is microblading comfortable?

Melissa makes sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Before starting the microblading procedure, she uses a numbing agent on your brows and doesn’t begin the microblading until you are fully comfortable.

How long does the microblading procedure take?

In order to make you look your very best, Melissa works slowly and expertly when performing microblading on your eyebrows. The procedure often takes at least two hours. If you need to take a break during the procedure, just let her know.

How should I prepare for the microblading procedure?

To make sure the procedure is comfortable and effective, Galleria Aesthetics recommends you prepare by:

  • Not tinting your brows before the microblading appointment
  • Not tanning or sunbathing for three days beforehand
  • Not waxing or plucking your eyebrows for two days before the procedure
  • Not having a chemical peel for at least two to three weeks before the procedure 
  • Washing your hair before your appointment

Before your microblading appointment, mention all medications you take, including over-the-counter ones, to see if you should stop taking any.

After your microblading procedure, your brows shouldn’t come into contact with water for at least seven days.

If you’re ready for stunning eyebrows, call or click online to make an appointment at Galleria Aesthetics today.

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