At The Derm Institute, we want you to Cherish the Skin You are In. We feel every patient deserves to feel confident and happy in their skin. Naturally this extends to skin rejuvenation beyond the face. Whether it is laxity of neck skin, vertical creasing on the chest, or sagging skin over the knees or on the upper tricep arm area, we are equipped with both state-of-the-art technology and Dr. Chiu’s pioneering expert techniques to help improve your rejuvenation needs for the entire body.
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One of Dr. Chiu’s Signature Procedures is Body Sculpt with injectable Sculptra Aesthetic for body areas that lose skin elasticity, structure, and firmness over time. Sculptra is an injectable volumnizer that boosts your own body’s collagen production, improving skin texture, giving lift, and adding firmness.
As one of the few expert injectors utilizing off-face skin rejuvenation with Sculptra, Dr. Chiu has pioneered techniques to address areas such as sagging skin over the knees, elbows, and upper arms (tricep area) that occur as we age because of decreasing elasticity in the skin. These changes also occur after weight loss, and can be improved by Non-Surgical Body Sculpting. This is a minimal to no downtime procedure which builds collagen and elasticity in areas where increased skin laxity over time results in redundancy and crepiness in skin texture. Using the unique ability of Sculptra Aesthetic to build collagen, increase elasticity and lift the skin, body areas can be rejuvenated in 2-3 sessions spaced about 6 weeks apart.
One of the most popular procedures at The Derm Institute, Sculptra Aesthetic can also be used to rejuvenate vertical creasing of the chest area, address aging hands, and even sculpt muscle definition.
Unlike body tightening energy based devices, Sculptra Aesthetic not only tightens the areas treated, but actually improves the structural quality and thickness of the skin and collagen in the areas treated. Body Sculpt provides long lasting rejuvenation in treated areas while avoiding more invasive treatments that may leave scarring, such as surgery. Dr. Chiu is a pioneer in these treatments, contact us for a consultation today!
Body Sculpting with Sculptra Aesthetic can be combined with energy based devices and other non-invasive procedures to improve overall skin texture and appearance, even treating stubborn areas such as cellulite.
Almost any area on the body can be treated, but at The Derm Institute, the most common requests include the knees, upper arms, chest, elbows, buttocks, and thighs.
Because Non-Surgical Body Sculpt utilizes the injectable volumnizer Sculptra to induce your own body’s production of natural collagen, the results do take a few months to become visible. We recommend 3 sessions spaced about 6 weeks apart, with improvement usually visible after 2 sessions.
Non-Surgical Body Sculpt is a very comfortable procedure, as the injected volumnizer is mixed with numbing agents to ensure minimal discomfort. Minimal bruising can sometimes occur in the areas treated, but typically resolves in 3-5 days.