Sculptra® is today’s treatment of choice for restoring lost facial fat volume – because it is enduring…
If you are concerned with how age has affected your facial contours or skin, consider the potential of Sculptra® Aesthetic. This injectable dermal filler is designed to increase facial volume while smoothing uneven skin. It addresses facial fat loss, also known as lipoatrophy, by replacing collagen that has been lost with age or because of certain medical conditions, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It also minimizes the appearances of wrinkles and lines, such as nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and mouth), by filling in creases.
Composed of poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra® Aesthetic thickens your skin, helping you achieve a healthier-looking appearance. The injections temporarily correct a sunken facial contour and reduce signs of fine lines that can make you look older than you actually are. If you would like to learn how Sculptra® Aesthetic can enhance your appearance, please contact us for more information, or to schedule a consultation with our experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew White.
Benefits of Sculptra® Aesthetic
When you undergo Sculptra® Aesthetic injections, you can experience an array of benefits, including the following:
- FDA-approved to correct lipoatrophy (lost volume, or “hollowness,” in the cheeks
- Gradual, continuous improvement
- Smooths wrinkles, folds, scars and creases
- Long-lasting results
Candidates For Sculptra® Aesthetic
If you have lost volume in the cheeks, or if you would like to smooth out signs of age such as wrinkles and fine lines, you may be a good candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic. To be eligible for the injections, you should also be in overall good health. During your consultation, Dr. Matthew White will help you understand what to expect throughout the process and will listen to what you hope to achieve. From this information, he will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
The Sculptra® Aesthetic Treatment
To begin the treatment, Dr. White can use a local or topical anesthetic to minimize any potential discomfort. He will then administer the injections into the predetermined target areas–the number of injections will vary according to your needs. Over the first few weeks, you should see gradual improvement. Most patients require three to six treatments to achieve their goals. Results can last two or more years, and touch-up sessions can be performed to help preserve the results.
Little to no downtime is often necessary following a Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment. However, it is normal to experience swelling, redness and bruising in the treatment areas, all of which should fade with time. Dr. White encourages the use of ice packs to reduce any swelling and discomfort you may experience. It is also possible you may develop small bumps under the treated area, but these typically flatten over the first six months to a year. To encourage the most natural-looking results, you should massage the treated areas a few times per day for a few weeks. You should also avoid excessive sun exposure so as not to aggravate the skin.
Contact Dr. W. Matthew White
Sculptra® Aesthetic can be a highly effective solution for “hollowed” cheeks and facial lines and wrinkles. The treatment can ultimately provide you with a younger and healthier appearance. To learn more about the procedure, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.