March 11, 2010

The Good News on Sculptra

Since it was approved by the FDA last July, Sculptra has been gaining popularity to become one of my most frequent treatments. In the right hands, Sculptra® Aesthetic is a truly breakthrough product. It allows me to truly "sculpt" the face and add volume to the chin, cheeks and temples — achieving facial balance and restoring a youthful look in a way that is much more subtle and longer lasting than what has been possible with other traditional fillers.

Patients, both men and women, in their 40s and 50s who have lost some facial fullness resulting in marionette lines and other facial sagging and creasing, have been extremely pleased with Sculptra's effect.

Sculptra induces natural collagen growth slowly over time, and it lasts for up to 2 years and more. Because results develop slowly others don't notice a sudden change in your appearance. As I've mentioned on this blog before, I had the treatment 2 years ago (see my before and after photos). About 3 to 4 months into the treatment, patient's have reported receiving complements such as "your skin looks great...what have you been doing?" In addition to added volume, the texture of the skin is improved due to increase collagen production in the dermis, or deep skin layer. Solar elastosis, or sun creases, are also dramatically improved with this product.

Please note: Important facts about the safety and risks of injectabe fillers from ASPS.

For more information, please see my web site page on Sculptra and view the video below.

Links to safety and prescribing info.