The loss of collagen in the skin is a normal part of aging, especially with exposure to the sun. Here in South Florida, we’re lucky enough to have access to an outdoor lifestyle year-round. Unfortunately, that means you may have deeper wrinkles than your friends from the north.
That’s why we’ve brought Sculptra to Fort Lauderdale for you.
If you live in the Ft. Lauderdale area and want natural-looking, long-last results for smile lines, laugh lines, or chin wrinkles, Sculptra could be the right choice for you. To schedule your consultation, call (954) 561-3175 or contact us online today!
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA approved injection for smile lines, marionette lines (also known as laugh lines), and chin wrinkles.
It is made from a substance, poly-L-lactic acid, that is gradually absorbed by the body. Sculptra is injected into the part of the skin where you naturally produce collagen, the dermis. The poly-L-lactic acid encourages your body to produce more of its own collagen. Using your body’s own collagen gives you a more youthful, natural look.
Sculptra is not a filler. It stimulates the body to make more of its own filler… natural collagen.
Sculptra is most often used for:
There are a number of wrinkle and collagen treatments available throughout the Ft. Lauderdale region, so why choose Sculptra Aesthetic?
Since creams are topical, their benefits do not make their way all the way to the dermis. The dermis is where natural collagen is produced. Results are short-lived with collagen creams, and the cream often needs to be applied twice per day. Sculptra results can last for more than two years.
Collagen fillers, like Juvederm, fill in the areas that used to have natural collagen in them. Juvederm does produce more immediate results than Sculptra, however, its effects are shorter-lived. Sculptra may also be a better fit for you if you like the idea of volumizing with your body’s own collagen.
When it comes to surgery, potential complications and risks increase. Sculptra is a much less invasive option for someone looking for natural results with no recovery period.
You’re likely an ideal candidate for Sculptra if…
If Sculptra is determined to be the right treatment method for you, Dr. Cabrera will first use a numbing cream or local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the treatment.
He will then inject the poly-L-lactic acid beneath the surface of the skin. Over time, the substance is absorbed and encourages the body to produce more of its own natural collagen. Because of this, results may not be immediate, but you will end up with a more natural look. You will still look like you… but you from a few years ago.
Typically, patients need to have three treatments over the course of a few months. After those three treatments, results can last for more than two years.
Immediately following the treatment, the doctor will massage your face to encourage an even distribution of the poly-L-lactic acid. To promote the most natural-looking results, you are encouraged to massage the treated area for 5 minutes, 5 times per day, for 5 days following your appointment.
It is also recommended that you ice the treated area in the 24 hours following your appointment.
24 hours after the treatment, you are typically free to resume your normal activities. There is no recovery period. Most patients are even able to apply makeup a few hours following the treatment.
The most common side effects of Sculptra treatments are minor swelling and redness. To minimize these effects, you are encouraged to apply an ice pack to the treated area in the 24 hours following your appointment. You are also advised to stay out of the sun as much as possible in those first 24 hours.
Other side effects may include tenderness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching, and lumps.
In addition to Sculptra, we offer a variety of options that help you look the age you feel. Check out our other Wrinkle Reduction Services.
1001 NE 26th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
(954) 561-3175 FAX: (954) 561-9265
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