Sculptra® – Vero Beach FL
Age doesn’t have to look the way it used to. It’s more subtle. More gradual. Shouldn’t your anti-age be just as subtle?
Sculptra® Aesthetic. Not an overnight miracle. Long lasting. Not a quick-fix. The first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. Replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away.
A full treatment of Sculptra® Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last more than two years. So you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be. Discover anti-age for the modern age.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
How Does it Work?
SCULPTRA® targets one of the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging: the loss of facial collagen. It can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly.
Poly-L-lactic acid, the main component of SCULPTRA®, begins to work within the deep dermis (underlying skin), where your skin’s structure is reinforced as SCULPTRA® helps to replace lost collagen.
The reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have developed over time.
Repairs Wrinkles & Folds
The result? SCULPTRA® is different from other facial injectables because it gradually and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles and folds. This can provide a refined, younger-looking appearance.
Before and After
What to Expect
Usually 3-5 sessions for optimal correction
SCULPTRA® is administered in a series of treatment sessions by a SCULPTRA®-trained physician. On average, 3-5 sessions (at 4- to 6-week intervals) are needed. The number of treatment sessions you require will depend on various factors, such as your age, how deep your wrinkles are, and the areas you wish to treat.
At your initial treatment, your SCULPTRA® physician will also determine with you if and how many follow-up treatments may be required. It is important to return for all treatment sessions as instructed by your doctor in order to get the maximum effect from the gradual process of collagen replacement offered by SCULPTRA®.
During the entire treatment process, unwanted deep lines and wrinkles gradually diminish as the skin firms up from the production of your own collagen. The time between sessions gives your SCULPTRA® treatment enough time to work so that your physician can fine-tune your follow-up treatments.
The extent of the procedure may involve one or several areas of the face, and the appropriate dosage for each area may vary, making it difficult to provide a meaningful cost estimate until you are examined by a doctor.
The average cost for Sculptra® is $800 per syringe.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is the first facial injectable that can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly. It replaces lost collagen to give you a more natural-looking appearance without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra® — on average, 3 injection sessions over a few months, can last for more than 2 years.*
*Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.
Is Sculptra® safe? Are there any side effects?
Sculptra® is FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra® is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body — and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.
Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling. Small bumps under the skin that can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area may also occur. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported. Other side effects may include the delayed development of non-visible, small bumps under the skin sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area.
How does Sculptra® work?
Sculptra® works to target the underlying causes of the signs of aging such as collagen loss. Sculptra® is a facial injectable that works gradually in a series of treatments — an average of 3 injection sessions over a period of a few months — to produce a refined, more youthful-looking appearance. During the course of your Sculptra Aesthetic treatments, collagen is replaced. Over time, you’ll notice changes to your face that can last for more than 2 years.
Where is Sculptra® used?
Sculptra® is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, which are treated with the appropriate injection technique. Sculptra® is suitable for:
— Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines
— The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
— Chin wrinkles
What are the visible effects of facial aging?
The visible effects of facial aging are the progressive changes you see when you look in the mirror, including loss of skin elasticity, sagging, forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s-feet, smile lines, lip lines, marionette lines – the lines framing your mouth – as well as changes to the colour and texture of the skin and loss of volume.
When does facial aging begin?
Facial aging usually begins in your 20s, when the firmness of your skin begins to decrease. Wrinkles, blemishes, and sunspots may also start to appear, becoming more pronounced with age. Of course, changes vary from person to person.
What factors contribute to facial aging?
Facial aging is caused by both internal and external factors. Internal (or chronological) factors happen over time and are caused by genetics and the natural aging process. External (or environmental) factors are things in the world around you, including sun exposure, smoking, pollution, gravity, facial expressions, and sleep position. All of these factors can contribute to changes in the skin, as well as changes in facial bones.
What is the role of collagen loss in facial aging?
Collagen is a key structural component under the skin that provides volume and gives shape to your face – it keeps your skin youthful looking and smooth. At about age 30, collagen begins to break down and your body’s collagen production decreases. The decrease in collagen, coupled with environmental damage (such as sun exposure), leads to the gradual appearance of wrinkles, lines and folds.
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