Sculptra®® is today’s treatment of choice for restoring lost facial fat volume – because it is enduring…
Lipoatrophy – or facial fat loss – is safely and effectively treated with Sculptra®. Lipoatrophy resulting from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) creates facial hollows and contour deficiency. Sculptra® restores a healthy, natural looking appearance to the face and has been used in over 150,000 treatments - in more than 30 countries - since being approved in 1999. In Europe – Sculptra® has been marketed under the brand name New-Fill, for a variety of facial volume and contour deficiency treatments. Dr. White brings only the most advanced – reliable – options to his patients and Sculptra® is one of those truly effective treatments today.
Dr. White is skilled in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries & procedures of every kind. He uses today’s most advanced – but reliable – techniques, and as a specially trained surgeon – his skill and experience achieve natural looking results – using the right treatment plan - for your specific needs.
How You Could Benefit From Sculptra® Injectable:
- Sculptra® is an enduring – FDA approved injectable for lipoatrophy
- Sculptra® is safe, effective, reliable & bio-compatible
- Sculptra® achieves gradual & significant increase in skin thickness
- Sculptra® improves the appearance of folds & hollow or sunken areas
- Sculptra® corrects skin creases, wrinkles, folds, scars & eye rings
- Sculptra® achieves visible results after only a few treatments
- Sculptra® achieves results that last typically up to 2 years or more
A Good Candidate:
Any man or woman who is unhappy with facial fat loss and the problems it causes, and who desires to correct the problems listed above, could be an ideal candidate for Scultpra Injectable treatments. Being in overall good health and having realistic expectations is required. Dr. White will assess your condition and concerns, during your initial consultation, and then create a personalized treatment plan for you.
Dr. White believes the first consult is critical to both you and him. It is during this time that you both achieve a mutual understanding, trust and respect. The information you provide is essential to tailoring the right treatment plan and realistic goals. Dr. White will listen carefully and sensitively before developing your personalized surgery/treatment plan.
SCULPTRA® INJECTABLE PROCEDURE:
Sculptra® is a synthetic injectable material called poly-L-lactic acid. This material has been used for years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants and other types of implants. It is injected below the skin – in the area of the fat loss – and over time there is a gradual increase in skin thickness. Results are not immediate but occur gradually over a few weeks time. Most patients require from 3-6 treatments, with varying amounts of injected solution, and touch-up treatments are usually needed to maintain the desired effect. Treatment results typically last an average of 2 years.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER A SCULPTRA® INJECTABLE TREATMENT:
The benefits of Sculptra® far outweigh the minimal side effects patients may report. Patient satisfaction has been and continues to be outstanding. Redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness and some discomfort, in the treatment areas, is normal and to be expected. These discomforts decrease gradually each day until completely gone – typically between 3-17 days. Small bumps, under the skin of the treated area, may appear but historically disappear on their own within 6-12 months. In the meantime, use of ice packs is very effective to help reduce swelling and discomfort. You should also massage the treatment areas a few times daily for several days. You should also avoid excessive sun and UV lamp exposure – until all swelling is gone.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Am I A Good Candidate For Sculptra® Injectable?
If you are suffering with the effects of lipoatrophy caused by HIV, you could be an ideal candidate for Dr. White’s Sculptra® Injectable treatments to restore volume and contour.
What Is Sculptra® Injectable?
Sculptra® Injectable is a synthetic material known as poly-L-lactic acid which is derived from natural components. It is biocompatible and has been used for years as a main component in sutures, soft tissue implants and other types of implants that are used in humans.
How Does Sculptra® Injectable Work?
Sculptra® is injected below the skin’s surface, in the area of fat loss, where it then gradually restores an increase in skin thickness. Visible results are typically evident within the first few treatments.
When Are Results Generally Seen?
An immediate “fullness” is seen immediately and is caused by swelling at first. The true results from your Sculptra® Injectable are gradually seen as the formulation works to increase skin thickness.
Are Sculptra® Injections Painful?
YES – All injections cause some discomfort but Dr. White employs excellent skill in performing the injections to minimize discomfort. A local or topical anesthetic is often used to also help minimize discomfort if needed.
Is There Downtime With Sculptra® Injectable?
Many patients return to work right after their treatment, and you may choose to do the same. Mineral make-up works well to camouflage the swelling and bruising and it also aids in the healing process.
Will Insurance Cover Sculptra® Injectable Treatments?
Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures unless they are medically necessary. Check with your insurance company about this. Financing is available today for cosmetic procedures. Ask about it in our business office.
Choosing A Facial Plastic Surgeon:
Choosing a surgeon is serious business and should require certain factors in order for you to trust and place your confidence in this surgeon; is he qualified to perform the procedure you need/want safely and effectively, does he have excellent training, a proven track record, and is he specialized in the areas of concern? Dr. White is in a special league of surgeons who have been trained in Ivy league schools and who have many extra years of training and experience through “fellowships” – which involve extra years of rigorous training/experience. He is specialized in procedures of the head and neck – and he teaches other surgeons – the life-changing techniques that he uses for his own patients.
Dr. Matthew White is a cosmetic & reconstructive facial plastic surgeon –you can trust him to use safe, effective, proven – minimally invasive techniques – to achieve the outcomes you want & deserve.