Holy smokes … I recently realized that I look younger now than when I started working as Blume Skin & Body’s controller in 2015. I’m no spring chicken, and this is no mean feat!
I have partaken in many of the treatments we offer, and it’s very hard to pick a favorite. If you pressed me it would be Ultherapy. My neck and jowls are aging faster than the rest of my face. Ultherapy is targeted ultrasound which creates a thermal injury to the tissue and forces the body to rebuild collagen and elastin. Ultherapy is the only FDA approved non-surgical method for lifting the skin on the face, neck and chest. Ultherapy is a single treatment and lasts, at my age, about 2 years.
Certainly, one treatment I had little confidence would work has turned out to be my favorite for the body. Sandra suggested it when I complained of getting wrinkles in my décolletage. The treatment? Sculptra injections in the chest once a month for three months, then maintenance as needed. Sculptra builds collagen and is longer-lasting than many injections. It worked! A v-neckline is more flattering to me than other necklines, and I’m very pleased that I have not had to revamp my wardrobe to work around an unsightly décolletage.
Another pleasant surprise has been the hair regrowth I’ve experienced with PRP injections in the scalp. PRP is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from my very own whole blood, which is drawn and then centrifuged to remove red blood cells. A packaged, sterile, single-use kit is used to collect and centrifuge the blood. The PRP is then injected into the scalp in areas where thicker hair is desired. In my case, this is along the brow line to minimize a widow’s peak and also at the crown to create more fullness there. These treatments are meant to be repeated every three months or so, but I have found the resulting regrowth to be more stable for me personally, and I can go longer between injections. I also take the recommended Nutrafol vitamins, so that may be contributing to the longevity of regrowth. My hair-dresser noticed and recently commented that my hair actually seemed to be getting thicker. Remember the old ads? Only her hair dresser knows for sure … she and anyone reading this blog!