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After a certain age, the body begins to produce less and less collagen, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and facial volume loss. Sculptra targets aging at the source, stimulating your body to produce new collagen for stronger, younger-looking skin.
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler, containing poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers that add volume immediately, Sculptra takes some time to show results, however, these improvements are typically long lasting with continued improvement over time.
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If you have noticed facial volume loss due to a loss of collagen with age, you could benefit from the restorative benefits of Sculptra. With Sculptra, you can improve the appearance of static lines and wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin. Sculptra can also be used to enhance the facial features, adding volume to the cheeks and under the eyes. Those who want to achieve immediate improvement in wrinkles and facial contours may benefit more from a hyaluronic acid filler. However, if you want to add facial volume over time and maintain natural looking results, Sculptra is an effective option. Some patients also choose Sculptra as a preventative treatment, stimulateng collagen production before signs of aging become visible.
Prior to treatment with Sculptra, the skin will be cleansed and prepped with topical numbing cream. Dr. Weider will then map out the injection points adjacent to the areas around the face that have been identified for treatment. A small amount of Sculptra will then be placed beneath the skin where volume restoration is needed. This process typically takes about 15 to 45 minutes to complete.
After treatment with Sculptra, there is no required downtime, however, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and possibly redness at the injection points. These side effects should only last a few days. The results of Sculptra are not immediate, so it is important to be patient after treatment. Your body will begin to produce more collagen in the next few weeks, resulting in filled in lines and wrinkles. Often times a second and possibly a third treatment will be needed at six-week intervals to achieve optimal facial rejuvenation. The results of treatment with Sculptra will continue to improve over the next 1-2 years.
Dr. Weider is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a wealth of experience using a wide variety of cosmetic injectables. During your consultation, he will answer all of your questions and formulate an individualized plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. At Weider Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to ensuring that every patient’s visit to our office is a comfortable, educational and pleasurable one.