Before and Afters
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Doctors Edward Buckingham and Erin Smith offer Chest Rejuvenation solutions for patients in Austin & Sunset Valley, TX. Over the years, the delicate tissue between the neck to the breasts can start to show signs of age. Decades of sun damage can eventually lead to age spots and areas of hyperpigmentation that mottle the skin. Age-related volume loss, weight fluctuations, and genetic disposition can cause this skin to become lax, wrinkle, and take on a crepey appearance. While most women are primarily concerned about the fine lines and creases on their face, without even knowing it, the tissue on their chest can add years onto the appearance.
Chest Rejuvenation from Buckingham Center is a unique, specialized set of procedures designed to restore a younger, more attractive chest and décolletage. Using two cutting-edge techniques, Dr. Edward Buckingham can quickly restore a smooth, youthful-looking chest without any downtime, scarring, or serious risk for complications. By combining Sculptra®, an innovative dermal filler, Dr. Buckingham can plump chest tissue and smooth wrinkles. Next, with BroadBand Light therapy (BBL), sun spots and dark areas can be significantly reduced, improving the overall appearance of the chest, décolletage, and lower neck.
Types of Chest Rejuvenation Procedures
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Sculptra is a safe and effective dermal filler, used to restore the volume loss that often accompanies aging. Made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Sculptra®, is a biocompatible and biodegradable material, providing safe and long lasting results. Injected immediately below the surface of the skin using a tiny needle, Sculptra® encourages the body’s natural production of collagen. Over the following weeks, the skin’s contour and texture will significantly improve. While the benefits of Sculptra® will appear gradually, the youthful results can last for up to two years.
For more information on the science behind Sculptra®, read DR. BUCKINGHAM’S ARTICLE ON POLY-L.
Broadband Light Therapy, more commonly called BBL, is a noninvasive technique using photorejuvenation to improve the quality and appearance of aging skin. BBL can dramatically restore younger-looking skin by reducing the appearance of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and broken capillaries. Each BBL treatment is gentle and painless. The provider will use a small handpiece, gently passing over the targeted tissue, emitting a concentrated pulse of light energy. The procedure needs no anesthesia, requires no downtime, and gets patients back to return to their normal schedule immediately after treatment. Best of all, the benefits of BBL will last for years to come.
Read more about the scientific benefits of broadband light therapy on aging skin.
Chest Rejuvenation at Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
An in-office treatment, Chest Rejuvenation sessions at Buckingham Center generally take 45 minutes. Depending on the extent of correction and desired results, patients will require approximately three Sculptra® sessions and four BBL treatments, although this may vary. For the best results, each treatment should be spaced from four to six weeks apart.
Chest Rejuvenation requires no incisions and needs no downtime. Most patients are feeling well enough to return to work the same day as their treatment. While complications from the Chest Rejuvenation techniques are rare, side-effects can include bruising, redness, and swelling. These can easily be covered for the first few days and will normally resolve over the following seven to ten days. In some cases, dark spots may come to the surface of the skin after a BBL treatment, however these are temporary, as well.
Before scheduling your Chest Rejuvenation procedure, a confidential consultation with Dr. Buckingham will be arranged. At this time, the surgeon will perform an examination of the skin and chest area. He will review your medical history and current medications, as well as discuss both short-term and long-term aesthetic goals. Dr. Buckingham will share a range of before/after photographs of his recent Chest Rejuvenation patients, allowing for a clear visualization of the expected results. If the Chest Rejuvenation technique is right for your individual needs, a personalized treatment plan will be created, walking you step-by-step through the process.
Still have questions about Chest Rejuvenation in Austin? Contact Bucking Center for Facial Plastic Surgery at 512.401.2500 for more information on Chest Rejuvenation with Sculptra® and BroadBand Light Therapy. Those coming from out of the immediate area are encouraged to speak with a patient coordinator for directions to the office, as well as recommendations for Austin-area dining and accommodations.
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