In time, your skin loses its full, firm, youthful appearance. This is the result of a natural aging process where skin becomes damaged, thinner or loses its natural elasticity. Fat tissue that helps to fill out your face is lost. As a result, your face may look thin and narrow and your skin becomes loose and starts to wrinkle.
Improve your appearance with Sculptra™
With Sculptra™, you can restore facial contour and get rid of disturbing lines and wrinkles without surgery. Poly-L-lactic acid, the main ingredient of Sculptra™, has been used successfully in surgical procedures for more than 25 years, among others for bioresordable sutures, in bone plates and screws, and as a medium for medication. Sculptra™ has been specially developed to repair contour defects in the face. Because Sculptra™stimulates the body's own natural collagen, it gives the physician an opportunity to truly sculpt the face giving the patient the opportunity to have a say in the final restoration.
How Sculptra™ works
Sculptra™ works in the lower layers of the skin in order to smooth and firm the treated areas of the face. Sculptra™ is a unique substance which is gradually and naturally broken down by the body.
Sculptra™ is like "seeds of collagen" which are carefully placed in the areas where your skin needs it the most. Sculptra™ works in the lower layers of the skin in order to smooth and firm the treated areas of the face. The full effects of Sculptra™ are not immediate and can take a few months to develop. The long-lasting effects of Sculptra™ make it well worth the wait.
Sculptra™ is often called the "liquid facelift". It is a non-surgical procedure. It is the only product that stimulates collagen growth providing a more natural appearance. Sculptra™ can last up to two to five years. It is used to proactively slow down the aging process. The effect of Sculptra™ remains after the product degrades.
How Sculptra Treatments Are Administered
Sculptra™ injections are administered at Abrams Dermatology and can take anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes to complete depending on the number and size of areas being treated. The number of necessary injections depends on many different factors. After the first treatment, Dr. Abrams will recommend whether you need any subsequent treatments. Generally, 2 or 3 treatments may be necessary to obtain the required results. However, in contrast to some other treatments which require frequent refresher sessions, after the end of your Sculptra™ series the results can last up to 2 years.*
A local or topical anesthetic cream may first be administered and then small amounts of Sculptra™ are injected into the skin through multiple injections using a very fine needle. Some swelling, redness or bruising may occur after injection though these symptoms typically fade within a few hours to a few days. Ice packs applied during the first twenty-four hours can help to reduce swelling. The treated area must be massaged a period of 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days. Approximately 2 or 3 treatments (scheduled approximately 1 month a part) are required to achieve desired results. Most patients are able to immediately return to work and other activities, though excessive sun exposure should be avoided until any swelling and redness have cleared. * The results can differ depending on age, wrinkling and the type of procedure used.
Is Sculptra™ right for me?
Sculptra™ is intended for patients who want to restore the contours of their face or compensate for gradual signs of aging. The number of Sculptra™ treatments depends on many different factors. Because Sculptra™ stimulates the body's own natural collage, it gives the physician an opportunity to truly sculpt the face giving the patient the opportunity to have a say in the final restoration. The physician will inject the first session and then wait four to six weeks to see just how you as an individual patient has responded. This treat, wait and assess process helps you and your physician determine the exact amount of correction/restoration is right for you.
Why choose Dr. Abrams for a cosmetic Procedure like sculptra?
Dr. Abrams is one of the most recognized cosmetic dermatologists in Sarasota for his expertise in the latest rejuvenation techniques. Dr. Abrams is highly trained in Sculptra Aesthetic procedures by world recognized doctors including Dr Rebecca Fitzgerald, a master international trainer and educator of Sculptra Aesthetic and Dr Danny Vleggaar, a pioneer of the new standard techniques for injecting PLLA for facial sculpting at the Nouvelle Clinique Vert Pr in Geneva. Dr. Abrams receive multiple training on the correct technique of injecting Sculptra®.
The patient received injections three times at intervals of 4 weeks. The photos show typical results after treatment with Sculptra™ and have not been retouched. Individual results can differ.
Do you have other questions?
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