Facial lines and wrinkles are a natural result of the aging process. Over time, your body begins to produce less collagen that is responsible for adding structure to the skin. This can result in those unwanted wrinkles as well as a loss of volume in the face. Sculptra addresses this underlying issue by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator that is FDA approved for the treatment of facial lines and wrinkles and lost facial volume. Sculptra gel uses a poly-L-lactic acid formula that works deep within the dermis to target skin issues at the source. The formula works with the body to restore structure and facial volume to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Sculptra might be a good treatment option if you experience one or more of the following issues:
• Smile lines between the nose and mouth
• Laugh lines around the mouth
• Wrinkles in the chin
• Hollow cheeks
Your Customized Procedure
Treatment with Sculptra usually consists of three or four sessions over the course of a few months. Your specific treatment plan will be customized depending on your concerns, the extent of your lines and wrinkles or volume loss, and your goals for results. This will all be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Cooper.
On the day of your appointment, Dr. Cooper will begin treatment by applying a topical anesthetic to help with any pain or discomfort. He will then place the Sculptra formula into the target areas with a thin needle. Dr. Cooper will massage the treated area to ensure an even distribution of the Sculptra fluid.
“Dr. Cooper was my sixth consultation. soon as as I walked in To his office I knew it was different! I was so relaxed and as soon as I met Dr. Cooper I knew he was going to be my forever Doctor. He was fantastic in every way all my friends couldn’t believe what a wonderful job he did. He is very honest and only does the procedures that need to be done. I can write all day I can’t say enough about him. A true Artist” –J.F.
What to Expect from Sculptra
After each treatment session with Sculptra, it is normal to experience some mild side effects such as swelling or small invisible bumps. This should subside after a few days. You can return to your usual activities after treatment, but should avoid sun exposure for the first few days.
Your results from Sculptra will not be immediate, due to the nature of the treatment. The process of collagen production takes some time, but once it begins you will continue to notice gradual improvements and increased volume. You might start to see these improvements after a few weeks that continue over the course of the next few months. With optimal treatment, you can experience results for up to two years.
If you are looking for a natural solution to your facial lines and wrinkles or loss of volume, Sculptra might be a good option for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cooper.