As we age, our collagen production slows by about 1% per year. This essential protein gives your skin smoothness and elasticity. As it declines, you might notice fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and loss of facial volume.
If you’re experiencing these common signs of aging, Sculptra® Aesthetic could rejuvenate your appearance without downtime. At Miami Skin & Vein, expert injector Dr. Shaun Patel has helped countless patients achieve a more youthful look with this minimally invasive treatment.
Which Cosmetic Issues Can Sculptra Aesthetic Treat?
Sculptra Aesthetic produces excellent cosmetic results when used to treat:
- Parentheses-shaped lines around the mouth (“marionette lines”).
- Volume loss in your cheeks or temples.
- Sagging around your jawline and chin.
- Deep creases between the mouth and nose, also called nasolabial folds or “smile lines.”
Sculptra Aesthetic can also treat body aging of the upper arms, chest, buttocks, and above the knees. This injectable isn’t typically used around the lips or eyes, since JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are better alternatives in this area. If needed, Dr. Patel can create a treatment plan combining several injectables to meet your aesthetic goals.
How Does Sculptra Aesthetic Work?
Most dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM and Restylane, use hyaluronic acid to instantly smooth and plump treatment areas. Sculptra Aesthetic works differently. This unique filler uses poly-L lactic acid to stimulate collagen production, which diminishes fine lines and wrinkles while promoting skin elasticity. This means you probably won’t see dramatic results the day you leave your appointment, but will instead notice a gradual, natural improvement over four to six weeks.
Sculptra Aesthetic treatments typically require three injections over a few months for the best results. Another benefit of Sculptra Aesthetic is that those results will likely last longer than other dermal fillers, with many patients enjoying the benefits of this injectable for two or more years.
Schedule Your Miami Area Sculptra Aesthetic Consultation
If you’re looking for a minimally invasive solution to common signs of aging, you’ll be in great hands at Miami Skin & Vein. As one of the most highly skilled injectors in the Miami region, Dr. Patel regularly instructs other physicians on the best injection techniques as a national trainer for Galderma (the makers of Sculptra Aesthetic). To find out how Dr. Patel could help you achieve a more youthful appearance, book a consultation at our Coral Gables, Florida practice by calling 786-618-5039.