Body Rejuvenation Improving our self confidence is no longer limited to doing cosmetic treatments to our face, hands and neck, but to other body areas. Great strides have been made using well known facial rejuvenation treatments for revitalizing areas such as our droopy knees, or loose arms, neck, chest, and legs. As we age, our skin becomes more lax, with reduced collagen and elastin. Prior sun damage also contributes to such changes, as well as nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices. We now have ways of improving our overall appearance, by using skin care products that help with these changes, and by using treatments that can further improve our skin. In particular, Dr. Nield offers solutions that help smooth and tighten certain body areas using minimally invasive treatments.
There are certain areas in particular that respond well to body rejuvenation. These include the chest, arms, buttocks, thighs, and knees. Dr. Nield often recommends a combination of treatments to help improve the appearance of these areas. Usually, a series of treatments will be needed, and ongoing maintenance will also be useful.
Dr. Nield has many treatment options to improve loose, lax skin, or sun damaged skin. A series of treatments will be needed to obtain maximum results. Dr. Nield will recommend specific skin care products, including daily sunscreen.
Skin Care Products
Cosmeceuticals that rejuvenate your face, neck and hands may also be of benefit to your body. In particular, products such as Skin Better Science ALTO and EVEN can improve sun damaged skin involving the chest. Alastin Skincare has products with TriHex technology that can restore skin texture such as TransForm Body treatment. Our office has a wide range of products that can be individualized toy your needs.
Radiesse is composed of Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) which is a very versatile injectable filler and has unique properties. It can be used wherever you have loose, saggy, droopy, or thin skin that bothers you. Dr Nield is an expert injector and has been using “Blended or Hyperdilute Radiesse” for a number of years in order to improve the appearance of droopy knees, bumpy thighs or loose arm skin. Blended Radiesse injections may also be combined with Ultherapy which also lifts and tighten the skin. Hyperdilute Radiesse has unique biostimulatory properties in that once injected into the skin, at a very precise level, it will slowly cause new collagen and elastin to form. This will help thicken your dermis, improving texture and tone, and reducing skin laxity. After 2-3 sessions, done least 1-2 months apart, your skin will be smoother, have more tone, and be less droopy. Your skin will appear tighter and more lifted. It can even reduce the appearance of cellulite in certain situations. The number of syringes of filler used will also determine the final results. For example- with age, our upper arms begin to sag, and this treatment can cause smoother, less droopy arms. As well, the skin above our knees can begin to droop and cause wrinkle so that we may stop wearing shorts. Blended Radiesse injections can smooth and tighten the skin above your knees. Our chests can become more wrinkled over time and blended Radiesse can fill out the lines by improving the overall thickness of the chest skin. Our buttocks can also be lifted with this treatment, as can our thighs, causing our thighs to have a less bumpy texture. Dr Nield is an experienced, highly qualified injector. She uses sterile technique and uses a cannula to place the product into the optimum locations. She then massages the areas with ultrasound gel to ensure the areas are smooth. She will discuss post treatment care and arrange follow up visits. After 2-3 sessions, you should see an improvement. Since we continue to lose 1% of our collagen on a yearly basis, patients often repeat these treatments in the future as needed.
Non-Surgical Ultrasound is the only nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedure that can specifically target and strengthen the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery. The ability to treat not just the skin but its underlying support, from the inside out, helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results, with no downtime. There may be some discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, and practitioners will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible. Patients leave comfortable and happy given the benefits to come. Ultherapy can now be used not only to reduce lax facial and neck skin, but for the chest, arms, buttocks, thighs, and knees. Dr. Nield performs the treatments herself. Ultherapy can also be used in conjunction with blended Radiesse to further improve the appearance of loose skin involving your arms or thighs.
Small spider veins involving your thighs and legs can also be treated using sclerotherapy. Dr.Nield performs these treatments herself, ensuring the best possible outcome. A series of sessions will be needed and Dr. Nield will prescribe prescription support hose to improve the results.
Body rejuvenation has become very popular over the past few years, as more individuals seek to not only improve the appearance of their face and neck, but their arms, chest, and legs well. Newer techniques have made body rejuvenation much more practical, simple, and effective.