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.
On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed. The number of injections at each session will vary, depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determined by you and your specialist.
Sculptra is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last more than two years. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months.
Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 27 years of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.
Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.