About Acne Treatments
Skin blemishes, or acne, are common in adults and teens alike, consisting of blackheads, whiteheads, raised bumps, redness, and sometimes even leaving acne scars behind. Many people with acne feel frustrated and insecure because of the appearance of their skin. At Refining Beauty, we provide nonsurgical facial skin rejuvenation and acne-reducing procedures to help Midlothian, TX patients obtain a healthier complexion. Dr. James Leffingwell uses the cutting-edge Opus® system to vaporize dead facial skin and acne-causing bacteria to create a softer, rejuvenated skin texture. So if prescription skin medications and topical creams have not proven successful to fix your acne problems, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to find out more about how Opus acne treatments can help reduce acne outbreaks to achieve softer, clearer, and healthier skin.
"Friendly staff, very understanding. The procedure room is clean and comfortable. I had liposuction of my inner thighs and I am so happy I went to refining beauty. I only felt a small amount of pain and discomfort but the doctor took care of that for me. I would highly recommend refining beauty."- J.C. / Google / Sep 04, 2022
"I originally started with Cross Timbers for my husband’s tonsils and allergies. Then again for my daughters tongue tie. All of these were done with Dr. Luke Shellenberger (at the Mansfield office.) In talking with the staff I found out they have a 🗣 MEDSPA at the midlothian office! The ball has not been dropped on ANY level with this practice. At the Midlothian office the receptionist Angela is on her A game ALWAYS! Dr. L is a hoot and a fantastic dr! I went in there originally for Botox. I had Becky and Rebecca in there assisting him (both nurses and fun personalities) which was VERY nice and comforting. Most medspas do NOT have nurses, some places they’re not even MA’s which is ridiculous. After Botox I started doing other things to help with my face because I didn’t want fillers, so they gave me some other options. His Medspa “guru” (as I like to call her) is nurse Rebecca. She is so informative through the whole process and aftercare. EXCELLENT bedside manner. So far I’ve done Opus (which is plasma), Clearlift, and Harmony. I haven’t been disappointed with any of these results. Below is a (creepy) picture of me with my very first treatment results. I’m making the face so you can see where the Botox worked SO well on my forehead. We are working on wrinkles, lightening my freckles/age spots, and tightening. I can’t wait to see what the end results are! We have currently started working on my HORRIBLE scars on my arms from getting Brachioplasty. They also run specials every month which I’ve taken full advantage of!! :) The only thing I wish was different would be a separate entrance for MedSpa only but, to my knowledge this part of the practice is still growing so hopefully I’ll see it in the future!"- K.W. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"I had a wonderful experience at Refining Beauty. Rebeca is doing an excellent job every time I come in. I can’t wait for my next sessions. I highly recommend this place"- Google User / Google / Apr 01, 2022
"Over the years I have developed some abdominal and back fat that I have not been happy with and have not been able to lose with dieting. I am typically anti-plastic surgery. But I learned about laser Lipo from a friend who referred me to Dr. Leffingwell. After speaking with Dr.Jim and his staff I was more intrigued. They answered all my questions and shared with me exactly what to expect. I decided to get this procedure because it was less invasive. The procedure was exactly how they described it and it was very simple. I was out of the office in a couple of hours. The results are amazing and I wish I had done this years ago. But the timing in meeting Dr. Leffingwell and his staff couldn’t have been more perfect. This dude is very happy with the results. No more love handles for me. I can’t wait until the summer to get some sun on these new abs. Thank you Dr.Jim !"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 09, 2022
"In short, Dr. Leffingwell demonstrated why physicians are often held in high regard. His competence and manner were very reassuring under difficult circumstances. As the "on call" doctor for his partnership, he stepped up, and, within about an hour altered my anxiety level from about 8 or 9 to around 2. Without the benefit of an assistant/nurse he performed brilliantly in alleviating my post surgery (deviated septum repair...) excessive bleeding."- J. / Healthgrades / Jan 31, 2022
Acne Treatment FAQ
Are Alma Opus acne treatments painful?
Many patients at Refining Beauty report that cosmetic acne treatments with Opus are less painful than similar solutions, like microneedling or lasers. However, we can apply a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable upon request.
How is an Opus acne treatment done, and how long is the recovery time?
Once you are relaxed in a private treatment room, Dr. Leffingwell will direct the microplasma handpiece over the treatment areas to draw oil and dead skin cells out of your facial pores and help clear up swollen regions of acne. Following your treatment, you may have some redness or swelling for about 48 hours, but you can typically get back to your day-to-day routine right after your appointment.
How long will my Opus acne treatment results last?
Results from an Opus acne treatment will differ with each person. Based on the severity of your acne, you may need to have more acne procedures to maintain a smoother, softer complexion. Dr. Leffingwell advises continuing an appropriate home-based skin care regimen to help maintain your outcomes and reduce acne flareups.