As we age, the suppleness in our skin begins to disappear making us look older and not as vibrant as we used to look. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, treats people living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities with Sculptra® to replenish the fullness of the facial skin, revealing a refreshed and smoother complexion.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a FDA-approved injectable filler made of a biocompatible synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that kick-starts collagen production when injected into the deeper layers of facial skin. It is used by plastic surgeons around the eyes, mouth, nose, and neck, as well as the cheeks.
Benefits of Sculptra®
Sculptra® has been used since it was FDA approved in 2009 and is often a top pick by plastic surgeons because of the following benefits:
- Promotes the production of natural collagen
- Diminishes deep wrinkles and facial folds as well as restores facial volume
- Provides significant improvement in treated areas
- Ability to return to daily routine immediately
- No risk of allergic reactions
- Lasts up to two years
Is Sculptra® Right for Me?
If you look as though you have lost volume in your face because of facial fat loss, you may want to consider Sculptra®. It is FDA approved to treat facial skin that has lost volume due to fat loss and is effective at boosting collagen production to restore volume to the targeted areas of the face.
How is Sculptra® Administered?
Sculptra® is injected into the skin where facial fat loss has occurred, prompting collagen to form naturally and fill in folds and wrinkles to restore a more youthful appearance. The injected material (which is composed of the same type of substance used in dissolvable stitches) gradually dissolves and is absorbed by the body, leaving only natural, wrinkle-smoothing collagen behind.
No injected anesthesia is needed for the administration of Sculptra®, although a topical numbing agent may be applied. Most treatments consist of multiple injections in a cross-hatched design across the affected areas to fill in deep wrinkles and folds. Most patients notice a significant difference in appearance immediately, which continues to improve as collagen forms and fills in wrinkles.
How is the Sculptra® Recovery?
Most people return their daily schedule immediately following a treatment, as there is no recovery or downtime. Depending on the depth and severity of facial wrinkles and folds, three Sculptra® treatments are usually needed, spaced out over six to eight weeks. With each treatment, additional collagen growth is encouraged, and wrinkles continue to fill out for up to a month or two after the last treatment. Treatment results may last for up to two years.
How Much Does Sculptra® Cost?
The cost of Sculptra® varies with each patient depending on the number of treatments it takes to achieve the desired look and whether it is done in conjunction with another treatment. Dr. Man goes over the costs of the treatment during a consultation in addition to discussing payment and financing options.
What Do I Do Next?
We recommend you schedule a consultation if you are interested in Sculptra®. During this appointment, Dr. Man evaluates your skin and talks with you about what your goals are so that he can make a recommendation as to whether Sculptra® is the best option to achieve them. If you have any questions, he can answer those during this time as well.
Sculptra® is an injectable filler FDA approved to treat facial fat loss. Florida board-certified plastic surgeon Daniel Man, M.D., uses Sculptra® and other dermal fillers and injectables on the residents of Boca Raton, FL, and surrounding cities to create a more youthful appearance. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.