Sculptra Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Conveniently located to serve Jacksonville, FL
Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) is an FDA-approved injectable treatment and is unique amongst facial fillers. Whereas other dermal fillers work by putting a substance into the wrinkles and creases of the face to fill out the area, Sculptra achieves its anti-aging effects by actually stimulating new collagen growth. Patients consistently choose Dr. Sofia Kirk and the cosmetic treatment team at Posh Plastic Surgery for Sculptra in Jacksonville.
Whilst the effects of Sculptra are not as quick as other wrinkle fillers, sometimes taking up to 6 months for the full effects to really show, it lasts up to 2 or more years, which can also make Sculptra more cost effective over time.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) as its active ingredient. When injected, the poly-L-lactic acid gel stimulates collagen and elastin protein production in the skin. As new collagen and elastin fibers form, volume is restored, creating natural-looking results.
How Soon Are the Results of Sculptra Visible?
Another major benefit of using Sculptra is that the results will emerge gradually for up to six months following treatment. It takes your body time to replace the collagen in the deep wrinkles and folds. This means there will be no sudden change in your appearance that will give away your secret; only you will know how you managed to reverse those tell-tale signs of aging.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sculptra?
Sculptra is mainly used to reduce the lines between the mouth and the nose (nasolabial folds or smile lines) the lines that bracket the mouth (marionette lines) and vertical wrinkles in the chin area and around the lips. If you want to address these wrinkles non-surgically, you may be a good candidate for Sculptra.
Sculptra is also an excellent treatment for the loss of facial fat (lipoatrophy) in the temples and lower cheeks that creates a gaunt look. A consultation with your doctor is recommended to see if Sculptra is right for you.
What to Expect During a Sculptra Treatment
The skin in the treatment areas is disinfected and numbed with a topical anesthetic. Injections of Sculptra are administered with a fine needle and are not considered painful. The entire treatment typically takes less than an hour.
What to Expect After a Sculptra Treatment
Recovery time is not necessary after Sculptra. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise, heat, and sun exposure for a day or two. Temporary light redness, minor swelling, or mild bruising at the injection site may occur but is short-lived. Alcohol and smoking should be avoided for 48 hours before and after treatment.
How Much Does Sculptra Cost?
The cost of Sculptra varies, as each patient’s treatment plan is customized to provide excellent results for their specific goals. A consultation with one of our skilled professionals will help you find out more about the price of your treatment.
Arrange a consultation for Sculptra today. The expert providers at Posh Plastic Surgery look forward to meeting with you and providing more information on the long-lasting benefits of Sculptra in Jacksonville.