Our face isn't the only skin we need to take close and careful care for as we spring into summer. Most of us are more cognizant about protecting our facial skin, but we neglect to take care of our necks, chest, and hands.
Over time, exposure to sun and environmental elements can cause telltale aging changes to the chest. UV exposure damages collagen in the second layer of our skin called the dermis. This loss of support results in skin textural changes and vertical wrinkles in the decollete area.
So what can be done to improve the appearance of this aged skin? Sculptra! Completed as a series of treatments, Sculptra injections to the chest promote new collagen growth, strengthening and thickening the soft tissue and skin of the chest area. This increased support and scaffolding lessens the appearance of skin irregularities and lines in the V-shaped area of the chest.
Watch the YouTube video below to see Dr. Palm demonstrate how Sculptra in placed along the decollete area for chest rejuvenation:
Other procedures can be combined with Sculptra treatment for total chest rejuvenation. Laser and light procedures can improve the appearance of the skin by eliminating color changes and further improving skin texture. IPL can eliminate brown spots and broken blood vessels. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) can treat photodamage and precancerous spots called "actinic keratoses." The eCO2 fractionated laser skin resurfacing procedure can smooth and tighten skin. Ultherapy can be used in the chest area to tighten and lift loose skin.
Interested in more information on chest rejuvenation? Call us at (858) 792-SKIN (7546) or contact us through the Art of Skin MD Contact page.
Expert trainer and injector Dr. Melanie Palm is sharing an exclusive savings through a rare Sculptra promotion. Patients booking appointments for the Art of Skin MD Sculptra Day on Thursday August 16th will receive a savings of up to $450 when purchasing 3 vials of Sculptra Aesthetic. Appointments are scheduled from 8 until 5 pm. Those interested in these significant Sculptra savings may call Art of Skin MD at (858) 792-7546 to secure their appointment with Dr. Palm. Early scheduling is encouraged, we have already had a tremendous response to this special.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a biostimulatory agent, meaning that it encourages your own body to build collagen and replace volume loss on the face. It is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a milk-like sugar that stimulates new collagen growth, or "neocollagenesis" over a period of months. Sculptra Aesthetic provides natural looking results over time, and has a duration of at least 25 months according to FDA labeling. Some patients may even notice appreciable skin texture improvement, and this will soon be investigated in a clinical study.
Dr. Palm has vast experience with Sculptra Aesthetic. She has been using the product for over six years. She serves as a national physician trainer, training other board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons on safe and effective injection techniques with Sculptra. In fact, she has been one of the top 5 physician trainers for Sculptra Aesthetic since 2010. She serves on the Sculptra Advisory Committee, a group of approximately 15 physicians selected by the Company for their experience and expertise with the product. Dr. Melanie Palm has been the first author on several articles on Sculptra for facial revolumizing, including an upcoming article in the September issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. In this article, she shares her personal experiences and tips for other physicians in using Sculptra Aesthetic for restoring facial volume related to aging. Additionally, she discussed patient comfort and satisfaction related to the Sculptra injection procedure.