Sculptra in Middletown, NJ
Our faces have a natural fullness when we are younger, but as we age, our facial features begin to change so that we look older and not as fresh. Board-certified Red Bank plastic surgeon Dr. John Taylor offers Sculptra® as a facial filler to return a youthful appearance to patients in Red Bank, NJ, who want to look younger.
What Is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is an innovative facial filler that restores the natural volume in the face that we lose as we age. It is the first injectable facial filler that replaces the fat loss through a series of injections of a poly-L-lactic acid deep into the epidermis to increase skin thickness by producing collagen and return a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Sculptra®
FDA approved since 2009, Sculptra® is often used by plastic surgeons and dermatologists to increase facial volume because of the following benefits:
- No allergy testing is required
- Stimulates the body to produce collagen
- No downtime or recovery period
- Results are gradual and not obvious
How Are Sculptra® Injections Performed?
Through a series of injections, Sculptra® is injected into targeted areas such as the temple, cheeks, chin, and the jawline to increase the volume of those areas. The treated areas are thoroughly massaged to evenly distribute the product around the area.
Each series of injections takes about 15 to 30 minutes to administer depending on the extent of the area to be treated. Additionally, to minimize any discomfort, injections sites are numbed with a local anesthetic. Immediately following each treatment, an ice pack is applied to the treated area to minimize swelling.
Although Sculptra® does not correct the cause of facial fat loss or diminish wrinkles, it helps improve the appearance of the skin by increasing its thickness in the treated area. With Sculptra®, most patients require three to six treatments spaced about one month apart to ensure the full benefits.
Preparing for Sculptra® Injections
For the most part, preparing for Sculptra injections takes very little time. It is important to do the following to help diminish and prevent redness and bruising at the injection sites:
- Stop smoking
- Stop taking aspirin and non-steroidal medicines such as ibuprofen along with vitamins and supplements
- Avoid tanning beds and other skin treatments such as waxing
Recovery from Sculptra® Injections
There is no recovery period with Sculptra® for most patients, which allows them to return to their normal activities immediately following the treatments. Some may experience slight redness at the injection sites which diminishes within a few hours. In the first few days following each treatment, it is important to massage the treated area to make sure the product is evenly distributed.
How Much Does Sculptra® Cost?
The cost of Sculptra® varies with each patient and depends on the extent of the area to be treated as well as the number of treatments necessary to produce the desired results. We discuss the cost with you during your consultation as well as our payment options. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®. Because Sculptra® is considered a cosmetic treatment, we do require full payment in advance of the procedure.
Is Sculptra® Right for Me?
If you have areas around your face that show a lack of facial volume and would like to see the fullness restored to your face, Sculptra® may be right for you. It is important to understand that Sculptra® does not diminish wrinkles but restores volume and fullness lost mostly because of age.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Sculptra® Injections?
Dr. Taylor is recognized as a plastic surgeon well-trained in performing Sculptra® injections and other innovative non-surgical cosmetic procedures to produce the most effective results. He combines aesthetic artistry of the human body with the science of medicine to produce natural-looking results with each of his patients. He and his staff understand the anxiety that comes with cosmetic procedures and work hard to create a warm and relaxing environment.
What to Expect During Your Sculptra® Consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Taylor, the two of you will discuss your issues with your skin and what you want to achieve with non-surgical cosmetic procedures. At that point, he will evaluate it, determine if Sculptra® is the best option to achieve those goals and walk you through the procedure for the treatments. If you have any questions, Dr. Taylor will take as much time as necessary to answer them to make you comfortable and confident with your choice.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.