Sculptra® in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Age-related changes are bound to affect everyone, regardless of how well a person cares for his or her skin. At the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery, we proudly offer Sculptra® to the residents of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. This unique dermal filler is designed to gradually counteract age-related changes in the face. Our expert team of skin care specialists is led by plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., and Pamela Miller, PA-C, who use this revolutionary injectable cosmetic to contour sagging and hollow areas of the face with long-lasting results.
What is Sculptra®?
As we age, the body tends to produce less collagen and elastin fibers, which can lead to a loss of volume and sagging of the facial skin. Sculptra® is an injectable that’s FDA-approved, and it’s designed to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. Sculptra® can not only restore volume and fullness to the face, but it can also add much-needed hydration to aging skin.
Benefits of Sculptra®
Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra® is a collagen stimulator, meaning it adds volume to the skin using the body’s own natural collagen. The most significant benefit of Sculptra® is the duration of the results when used as directed. The results produced by a series of three Sculptra® injections can last for approximately two years before maintenance injections are required. Patients would need follow-up treatments much sooner with some of the other dermal fillers that only last for six months or less.
Who is a Good Candidate for Sculptra®?
Patients who exhibit obvious signs of aging, such as a loss of facial volume, fine lines, and wrinkles, and other facial imperfections, are likely candidates for Sculptra® injections. This unique treatment is ideal for most healthy adults who want to rejuvenate their appearance without an invasive surgical procedure.
How Should I Prepare for Sculptra®?
Preparing for Sculptra® injections is easy and fairly simple. Refrain from alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) several days prior to your procedure. If you’re taking any medications or supplements, have undergone any previous injection-based procedures, or suffer from a medical condition that could interfere with the procedure, notify the treating clinician during your consultation.
How is Sculptra® Administered?
At the start of the procedure, the treating clinician will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure. Once the area is thoroughly numbed, the treating clinician will inject Sculptra® just below the skin’s surface in the desired areas of treatment. Most patients experience subtle results that are fairly noticeable after one treatment session, but the number of treatments patients require depends on the severity of their volume loss and their desired outcome.
Can Sculptra® Be Combined With Other Facial Fillers?
Due to the noninvasive nature of Sculptra® injections, patients can combine the treatment with a multitude of other cosmetic procedures. We use individualized treatment plans for all patients to combat signs of aging across the face and neck in a natural-looking manner. This may include multiple anti-aging procedures. We’ll discuss your treatment options during a one-to-one consultation to identify secondary injectables and procedures that could enhance the results of your Sculptra® injections and improve upon your overall cosmetic goals.
Facial Wasting (Lipoatrophy) and Sculptra®
Facial wasting, medically termed Lipoatrophy, is a facial fat loss disorder commonly associated with HIV and AIDS patients. Sculptra® is one of the few dermal fillers that’s been approved by the FDA to reverse facial lipoatrophy in HIV and AIDS patients by restoring fat and volume loss in cheeks, eyes, and temples. Dermik Aesthetics, the company that created Sculptra®, conducted a clinical study showing that nearly 40 percent of people who received three to six rounds of Sculptra® injections saw an increase in their facial volume that lasted for up to two years after treatment. The simple lactic acid-based sugar ( poly-L-lactic acid) used to formulate Sculptra® stimulates the production of collagen in AIDS and HIV patients to add volume to specific areas of the face that are affected by facial wasting without compromising the immune system.
Since treatment protocols will vary based on the severity of facial wasting, it is best to schedule a personal consultation at our office to determine exactly how many syringes you’ll need to achieve your desired outcome.
At the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery, we use Sculptra® injections to not only reverse signs of lipoatrophy, but we also use this unprecedented injectable to improve the quality of life for HIV and AIDS patients. Sculptra® treatment has been shown to reduce the depression and anxiety that these patients often experience due to lipoatrophy.
How Much Does Sculptra® Cost In Fort Lauderdale?
Sculptra® is an elective cosmetic treatment that basic health plans do not cover. Although for patients with HIV and AIDS, that qualify, the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery participates in the financial assistance program. Financing is available.
Plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., or Pamela Miller, PA-C provide patients in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County with Sculptra®, as well as other injectable dermal fillers. For more information, please contact the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery today and schedule a consultation to determine whether Sculptra® may be right for you.