Sculptra® is a very exciting long lasting soft tissue injectable that triggers the body to produce its own collagen to fill lines and wrinkles and restore facial volume. As we age, our skin thins, and we lose fat and bone volume in our faces. Our face becomes depleted of youthful volume, our cheekbones and jawlines become less prominent, with eventual hollowing beneath our eyes. Sculptra® is a synthetic substance, used commonly in dissolvable stitches, and has been used safely for soft tissue injection in Europe and the U.S. in thousands of patients. Sculptra® injections look very natural due to its natural collagen building activity, and has longevity between 2-3 years. Typical treatment consists of 3 sessions over several months, and are excellent for younger patients that feel that they are looking hollow, and older patients that would like to regain the voluptuousness of youth. Sculptra® injections are very technique dependent, and require experience and artistic three-dimensional analysis of the desired volume changes of the face. Commonly treated areas include the cheeks and cheekbones, along the jawline, beneath the eyes, the nasolabial folds, and around the mouth. Both Dr. Shapiro and his Nurse Injection Specialist, Pat Foley-Nemitz,RN are amongst the highest volume injectors of Sculptra® in the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Paradise Valley areas.