What is Sculptra aesthetic?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a unique injectable treatment that is FDA approved to gradually replace collagen loss. Other fillers work by filling and sculpting the face with hyaluronic gel. Sculptra®, on the other hand, is a liquid so it can be safely injected almost anywhere in the face, but most commonly is injected in the cheeks, temples, and around the mouth to restore the skin’s youthful appearance. Sculptra® is made out of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a substance commonly used in medical sutures. Results gradually develop as the PLLA dissolves and is replaced with your own, natural collagen. Sculptra® is one of the longest lasting facial treatments we offer, with results still visible up to two to three years after treatment! This treatment may also be combined with other fillers and cosmetic treatments to address all of your anti-aging concerns.
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"Mother of the Brides - Both my daughters got married within two years of each other desperate to look my best I made an appointment with Dr.Kathleen Welsh. I had sculptura, juvederm and Botox ..basically the works! Dr. Welsh made me look and feel in my 40’s while in my 60’s. She is the Best!"- S. / RealSelf / Jan 21, 2019
"I have been a client with Dr. Welsh for years. She is quite simply a genius and has attended some of the best universities in the country including Harvard and Stanford.Dr. Welsh is extremely skilled and has the eye of an artist when it comes to seeing what one needs to appear more attractive. I have noticed that her staff always becomes prettier and prettier the longer they have been with her, and this is because they get a lot of treatments.If you care about your face, you won't think twice about the price. Dr. Welsh is worth every penny."- A.H. / Yelp / Sep 12, 2015
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"Dr. Andrea Hui is the best dermatologist I have ever been to on every level. She is kind, extremely knowledgeable and supremely skilled. Before I was even a patient of Dr. Hui's she actually advised me on the questions I should ask other dermatologists before I began getting botox, and filler. She has been my dermatologist for about 3 years now and I can honestly say my face and skin are exactly where I want them to be. I am now 34 years and I originally went to see Dr. Hui because I was starting to get the "I look tired even when I'm not tired" look under my eyes - I was also beginning to lose fullness in my cheeks. What I love about going to Dr. Hui is that her work is so subtle you see YOU not filler or botox. She has done wonders with subtly filling in under my eyes and filling out my cheeks just enough to get rid of the pesky little smile lines. She also helped me with my skin care regimen which got my skin back to the glowy look I had in my 20's. I really do get compliments from friends and strangers about the quality of skin. I am a performer and I always get compliments from makeup artists about my cheekbones to which I smile to myself and thank Dr. Hui. She is not the Dr. to go to if you want to look like you've had work done. She's the Dermatologist to go to when you want to see the best version of yourself. I literally cannot thank Dr. Hui enough."- JD / Office Visit / Mar 25, 2016
Who is a candidate for SCULPTRA AESTHETIC?
Sculptra® treatments are best for any candidate who would like to treat facial volume loss, as well as wrinkles and deep lines.Typical candidates for this treatment are between 30 and 55 years old. However, younger candidates may seek this treatment to prevent the effects of aging caused by personal and environmental factors such as smoking and sun exposure.
What to Expect during SCULPTRA AESTHETIC
Sculptra® is administered by our board-certified dermatologists - Dr. Kathleen Welsh or Dr. Andrea Hui Austin. Prior to treatment, a medical assistant will apply a topical numbing cream to help make you as comfortable as possible for the injections. Our doctors are master injectors and quickly inject this liquid filler to the areas that need it the most. Sculptra® is generally administered in multiple layers until the desired look and contour is achieved. Following your treatments, a medical assistant will massage the treatment area to ensure even distribution of the product under the skin. Patients will be instructed on how to perform this massage at home as part of the post care protocol. For the best results, some patients may need to return for more than one vial of Sculptra®.
How long is recovery after SCULPTRA AESTHETIC?
Once the Sculptra® is injected, patients may notice an initial volume replacement created by the liquid under the skin. However, unlike hyaluronic acid gel fillers, Sculptra® works by growing the patient’s own collagen, gradually over two to three months. Please allow for your results to develop over time. Also bear in mind that sometimes more than one vial or treatment is necessary for optimal results. After each treatment, patients can expect to have some mild swelling and redness at and around the injection sites, which will subside within a few short hours. Since Sculptra® is injected deeply into the dermal layer of the skin, bruising is more common than with other fillers. If it is safe to do so, we advise that you discontinue any blood thinners for one week prior to your treatment to reduce bruising. One of our skilled medical professionals will give each patient a full list of instructions and expectations prior to treatment. Patients will be able to immediately return to their regular daily routines following each treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
If you are seeking long lasting results, Sculptra® may be a perfect solution for you. We encourage you to call our dermatology office today and schedule a cosmetic consultation find out more about this unique collagen stimulating treatment.
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