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What is Sculptra?

Sculptra treatments in Scottsdale stimulate natural collagen growth to help restore facial volume and fullness over time. Sculptra works with your body within the deep dermis to help restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while restoring volume to hollow and bony areas of the face.

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How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra contains a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a biocompatible, biodegradable substance that is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body and commonly found in dissolvable stitches. By absorbing poly-L-lactic acid into your body, PLLA stimulates new collagen fiber production in the skin within a few days of treatment.

These new fibers provide structure and support in wrinkles, thinning skin, and hollow areas. Because of this unique active ingredient, Sculptra stands apart from other cosmetic injectables by providing a long-term improvement to the appearance with gradual results that can last for up to two years.

Did You Know, By The Age Of 45, You Face Up To 25% Collagen Loss?

Starting in our mid-30s, collagen production begins to decline, which leads to wrinkles, lines, sagging skin, and hollows. Collagen breakdown in the skin can be accelerated by various factors, including exposure to the sun, environmental factors, smoking, stress, and genetics. Collagen is one of the key building blocks for our skin — it’s a fibrous protein in the deep dermis that gives skin structure and supports the functions of elastin and hyaluronic acid, which helps maintain the skin’s shape while keeping it smooth and hydrated. A healthy supply of collagen makes for a more youthful-looking complexion.​​​​​​​​

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Where Can Sculptra Be Used?

Sculptra can be injected into areas of the body where you want to smooth out lines and wrinkles. The most common sites include the following:

  • Temples 
  • Mid cheek
  • Lower face

More specifically, Sculptra can treat:

  • Nasolabial Folds (Smile Lines)
  • Marionette Lines
  • Jaw and Jowls
  • Wrinkles On The Chin
  • Sunken Temples And Cheeks
  • The Forehead
  • Chin Wrinkles

The Benefits Of Sculptra

The defining benefit of Sculptra is that it restores lost volume. Many clients want to restore volume to their faces but also desire contouring, which is not offered by most fillers. With Sculptra in Scottsdale, it’s possible to achieve both with impressive results.

Some of the other Sculptra benefits include the following:

  • Long-lasting results after a series of three treatments
  • Full results last about two years
  • It stimulates the skin’s own natural collagen production to maintain youthful, volumized skin
  • Sculptra complements the effects of filler
  • Naturally beautiful results
  • Virtually no downtime is involved

Am I A Good Candidate For Sculptra?

Sculptra suits women and men who have lost facial volume or weight. The treatment is best for older patients with poor skin laxity but good skin texture. 

Your Timeline to Sculptra's Results?

In 4 to 6 weeks, you will begin to see excellent results from Sculptra, with full effects appearing after six months are three or four treatments are typically required. Most patients can maintain their desired results with minimal touch-up treatments once per year. 

What Should I Expect During The Procedure?

A Sculptra dermal filler procedure is performed during an office visit while you are awake and consists of the following steps:

  • Injection sites are cleansed
  • With a small needle, we inject filler underneath your skin
  • While there may be some pressure, you should not feel any pain

How Long Is The Recovery Time?

After being treated with Sculptra in Scottsdale, there is no downtime required, and you do not have to take any time off from work. Five consecutive days of five-minute massages are recommended for all patients to prevent nodules from forming. After injections, most candidates can resume all normal activities.

Minor, temporary side effects may include:

  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Flaking
  • Tenderness
  • Itchiness
  • Lumps
  • Bumps
  • Bruising

Why choose AdmireMD® Plastic Surgery + Skin Clinic?

"A healthy body starts with skin health. Our medical expertise rooted in science will achieve anti-aging results that will last a lifetime" – Dr. Admire.

Anthony Admire is a highly respected plastic surgeon who has received local and national awards. In addition to his board certification, he is also part of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Since beginning his plastic surgery practice in North Scottsdale 15 years ago, Dr. Admire has treated Scottsdale residents and patients from out of state with his passion for transforming the face & body naturally, consistently, and without looking overdone.

With Anthony A. Admire's facial rejuvenation techniques, which he has perfected for many years, patients heal quickly and achieve consistent, natural-looking results. Contact us today to learn more about what Sculptra in Scottsdale can do for you.

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