Is Sculptra® Aesthetic Right for You?


Is Sculptra® Aesthetic Right for You?

Have your wrinkles got you down but you aren’t ready to go under the knife? Sculptra® Aesthetic at Artisan Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center may be the perfect solution for you!

What Is Sculptra?

Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps reverse the effects of aging by replacing lost collagen in the face. Shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), the lines framing your mouth (marionette lines), and chin wrinkles, can all be improved with Sculptra. Sculptra encourages your body to regrow its own collagen stores over an extended period of time—with the effects lasting more than two years. Optimal results take time to appear and are best achieved after a series of injections performed over three to four months. Although the best results are seen after some time, you’ll notice a more youthful look right away.

What Makes Sculptra Unique?

Sculptra is slightly different from the other dermal fillers that Dr. Castor performs at his Tampa area plastic surgery practice. Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that gradually restores the deep, underlying structure of the skin. This differs from traditional dermal fillers that are typically a gel or liquid substances that temporarily plumps the area. Whereas dermal fillers offer a temporary solution, Sculptra, addresses the underlying cause of aging for longer-lasting rejuvenation.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra is made with a biocompatible, biodegradable, and synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, As the body naturally absorbs this specially formulated acid, the skin rebuilds and replaces lost and depleted collagen stores.

How Is Sculptra Performed

Dr. Castor will first analyze your face to determine the areas that need volume and will then proceed to mark these spots and administer an anesthetic to increase your comfort. He will then inject the Sculptra within the deep dermis, where strands of collagen support your skin’s structure. Lastly, the injected areas will be massaged to prevent lumps from forming. You’ll see an instant volumizing effect that will boost your confidence as soon as you leave the office.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra?

Your body slows its collagen production throughout your adult life. Facial aging begins as early as our 20s and continues as our skin loses its natural firmness due to natural aging, sun exposure, smoking, and other stress factors. By the age of 40, most people have up to 20 percent collagen loss and by 50, you face up to a 30 percent loss of collagen.

Sculptra is perfect for you if you have any wrinkles or folds in the areas that Sculptra treats, if you have volume or loss associated with aging, or if you are starting to develop jowls. Sculptra takes time thus you should be willing to wait for results and okay with multiple treatment sessions.

Sculptra at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center

For more information on Sculptra or other procedures, schedule a consultation with us here at Artisan Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 877-245-6467.

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