For many of us, maintaining a youthful look is an important part of our skincare routine. Unfortunately, creams, serums, and cleansers can only take us so far in our fight against wrinkles. At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery, we offer SculptraⓇ, an injectable treatment that erases facial wrinkles right before your eyes!
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) stimulator, meaning it helps strengthen the underlying structure of your skin, resulting in your wrinkles disappearing. It works with your body to help boost collagen production and rebuild your skin’s volume and structure. Once Sculptra is injected and absorbed, it gets to work stimulating your collagen production.
Collagen: You often hear about it as it relates to plump, young-looking skin. It’s the most abundant protein in your body and serves many functions, including providing structure to your body and cushioning your joints. As we age, our body produces less collagen, leading to signs of aging, like wrinkles. Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps reproduce collagen that is lost, while restoring that natural, youthful look you desire.
Your Sculptra treatment begins with a consultation with our expert plastic surgeon, Ernest M. DiGeronimo, MD. He takes time with you to discuss your desired look, how to achieve it, and what your expectations should be. Once you’re ready, Dr. DiGeronimo gets to work bringing your vision to life.
Sculptra is meant to be used as a one-time treatment regimen, consisting of up to four injections that are spread out over the course of a few months. Each injection is scheduled three to four weeks apart to allow time for Sculptra to take effect, and to monitor progress. The process is gradual, as your body naturally absorbs the PLLA injections and puts them to work. Results last up to two years, which is longer than any other product currently on the market.
Sculptra is FDA-approved and considered safe for those who have healthy immune systems. This treatment has been used all over the world since 1999 with minimal side effects. Those that do occur typically subside within a few days. In order to reduce your risk of side effects and get optimal results, it’s important to receive treatment from a qualified health care practitioner like Dr. DiGeronimo.
Side effects that have been reported include:
Regaining a youthful look without appearing as though you’ve had work done is possible with Sculptra. If you’re no longer happy with your face creams, serums, and cleansers, let DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery help you be happy in your skin again. Give our Miami office a call today or request an appointment online.