Volume loss beneath the surface of your skin can have a profound impact on your once-youthful appearance. When you’re young, your skin is plump and full of vitality. But as you age, you start to experience a volume deficit that is the result of collagen loss.
Folds can develop between your nose and mouth, wrinkles can form on your chin, and you can start to look older than you feel. Fight these signs of aging by restoring the volume beneath your skin with Sculptra® Aesthetic, an effective dermal filler.
Dr. Shaun Patel is a skilled injector who possesses a thorough understanding of facial aesthetics. Schedule a consultation at 786-618-5039 to discuss how Sculptra injections can help you achieve a smoother, more youthful complexion. We welcome patients from Miami, Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida at our Coral Gables clinic.
What is Sculptra?
Not all injectable products are created equal. There are key differences in the formulas, the areas that can be treated, and the results that the treatments produce.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved facial-volumizing filler. Unlike other dermal fillers that are created to fill a fine line or wrinkle instantly, Sculptra works differently by stimulating your body to produce its own natural collagen, and in turn replacing the facial volume that was lost due to the aging process.
The key ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a collagen stimulator that works deep within your skin. Eventually, the PLLA is naturally absorbed by your body.
Is Sculptra Right for Me?
Natural volume loss occurs as patients age, especially after the age of 30, and it can be replenished using injectables. If you are concerned about the signs of aging due to volume loss, you may be a good candidate.
A variety of areas can be treated with Sculptra, including:
- Deep folds between the nose and mouth, also called nasolabial folds or “smile lines”
- Lines that form the shape of parentheses around the mouth, also known as “marionette lines”
- Wrinkles on the chin
Dr. Patel will determine if Sculptra is the most appropriate injectable for the areas that you are concerned with.
Sculptra is not injected around the mouth or lips, areas for which Restylane or Juvederm are better alternatives. The volume restoration associated with Sculptra restores youthful contours of the face and helps improve “sagging skin”.
Sculptra Treatment and Results
Like most injectable treatments, Sculptra can be administered in a short amount of time from the comfort of our Coral Gables office. Dr. Patel adds lidocaine, a numbing agent, to the Sculptra vial before the injection to minimize any potential discomfort.
The most common side effects of Sculptra include injection site reactions such as bruising and swelling. These usually resolve on their own within the first few days after injection. Sculptra, like Botox and other fillers, is considered a “no downtime” procedure. Occasionally, palpable but not visible lumps under the skin may occur after Sculptra injection but these too usually resolve on their own.
Sculptra is one of the longest lasting fillers we offer. Sculptra may last 2 years or longer, though yearly “touch up” treatments though are recommended to maintain optimal results.
Make an Appointment at Miami Skin and Vein Today!
Dr. Patel is experienced in injectable treatments and is here to help patients look and feel more youthful. Dr. Patel’s practice is equipped with Sculptra and many other cosmetic injectables that in many cases may eliminate the need for plastic surgery.
Schedule your initial consultation by calling 786-618-5039 today. We serve Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and local communities in Florida.