While we all know it is important to take care of our face, we often tend to forget the rest of our body. The neck, décolleté, and hands are quick indicators as to our true age if left unattended.
Treating off the face is actually easier for most patients because either there is no downtime or the areas can be covered while healing. Practically any treatment or concern for the face can also be a concern for other areas.
Last summer I was watching a commercial on TV and a well-known model was the spokesperson. She was popular in the 80’s and she still looked very good. However, as the camera panned out, her neck, obviously without makeup, looked a good 10-15 years older than her face. It was so obvious that even my husband, who was just walking by the room pointed it out say “what happened to her neck?”
We can alleviate sun damage on all area of the body, including the areas mentioned above, arms, back and even legs with great success. It is possible to stimulate collagen and smooth out the neck, arms and hands with PRP and microneedling or lasers. I find the chest tends to be easily neglected and can be covered in both brown spots and broken vessels as it is easily forgotten with regular home care. In fact the centre of the chest can often form lines for those who sleep on their sides. All of these concerns are treatable at Toronto Dermatology Centre.
Don’t be afraid to ask for fillers for the hands if you find them to appear veiny and aging. Our dermatologists are professional and experienced in treating off the face when it comes to fillers.
Bottom line is simple: if there are areas on your body that you notice that need a little TLC, come in and find out what options are available to you. You may be surprised to see how easily your concerns can be addressed, and all it takes is a free 15 minute consult to find out exactly where to begin.
~ Sheri Roselle, Medical Esthetician at Toronto Dermatology Centre