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shutterstock_76318732---Copy-(1)Feel confident and happy in your skin.

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.

Sculptra for Body Contouring

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 volumizer 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 crepy-ness 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.

Along with 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!

Combination Modalities for Body Rejuvenation

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.

Sculptra Body Contouring + CoolSculpting or Vanquish Fat Elimination

  • Improves the appearance of cellulite on the buttock and thigh areas
  • Tightens the upper lower arms and inner thighs
  • Non-surgical “tummy tuck”

Sculptra Body Contouring + Radiofrequency Skin Tightening (Exilis Ultra)

  • Improves the appearance of loose skin with decreased elasticity
  • Firms and defines the jawline and sagging neck
  • Tightens the abdomen
  • Firms the tricep areas of the arms and underarms
  • Addresses laxity of the legs
  • Improves vertical creasing on the chest and between the breasts

Sculptra Body Contouring + Intense Pulsed Light

  • Rejuvenate and addresses sun damage and volume loss in aging areas of the back of hands
  • Improves both the texture and appearance of a photodamaged V-neck area of the chest, including vertical creasing of the chest

Sculptra Body Contouring + Infini Microfocused Radiofrequency

  • Softens the appearance of stretch marks
  • Improves the “chicken skin” and irregular pigment appearance of the photodamaged skin on the neck and V-shape area of the mid upper chest
  • Tightens crepy skin anywhere on the body

Common Questions:

What areas can be treated with Non-Surgical Body Sculpt?

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.

How long does it take to see the results?

Because Non-Surgical Body Sculpt utilizes the injectable volumizer Sculptra to induce your own body’s production of natural collagen, the results do take a few months to become visible.  We recommend 2-3 sessions spaced about 6 weeks apart, with improvement usually visible after 2 sessions.

Is the procedure painful?

Non-Surgical Body Sculpt is a very comfortable procedure, as the injected volumizer 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.

Call us today at (310) 939-9800 to schedule your personalized consultation!