Achieve Beautiful, Long-Lasting Volume
Elasticity is not the only desirable quality our skin loses over time. Over the years, the small fatty deposits in the cheeks and other areas begin to disappear, resulting in a hollowed, aged appearance. Dr. Alexis Parker offers Sculptra®, a special injectable treatment that can restore this lost volume, giving you an increase in volume that can last up to two years. If you have noticed that your face no longer has the plump, youthful contours you once enjoyed, Sculptra® treatment at our Denver office may be an excellent way to achieve the appearance you desire. Contact us today to learn more.
How Sculptra® Works
Sculptra® consists of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible synthetic material used in dissolvable stitches and soft tissue implants. It is not harmful, and over time, the body will break poly-L-lactic acid down. When it is injected below the surface of the skin in an area of fat loss, Sculptra® provides a gradual increase in volume that occurs over four to six weeks.
Because of swelling and water used to dilute Sculptra®, you may notice an immediate increase in volume following treatment. This will subside after a few days, but you will begin to notice increased volume as the weeks pass. The number of treatments you receive will depend upon the amount of volume you wish to achieve. Contact our Denver office to learn more about how Sculptra® can help you.
If you have observed lost volume in your cheeks, under your eyes, or in the folds that extend from your nostrils to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds), Sculptra® may be an excellent solution for you. You should not use Sculptra® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, or if you have an active skin infection or inflammation.
Combining Sculptra® with Other Treatments
Sculptra® is specially designed to address lost volume in the face. If you also wish to reduce fine lines or wrinkles, it may be appropriate to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic in addition to Sculptra®. Dr. Parker can help you decide which injectable treatment, or combination of injectable treatments, will give you the greatest benefit.
Every injectable treatment involves a risk of infection. It is common to experience tenderness, redness, or bruising after treatment, but this will subside within a few days to two weeks. In some cases, patients experience a delayed side effect in which small bumps develop under the skin at the treatment area.
Learn More about Sculptra®
The signs of aging can have an overwhelmingly negative effect on a person's self-esteem. There are a number of ways to address winkles and other conditions that develop in the face, including invasive surgery with long recovery times. However, Sculptra® is a unique, long-lasting method of restoring youthful volume to the cheeks. It is not an overnight solution, but it can provide up to two years of enhanced volume. To learn more about Sculptra®, contact our office in Denver, serving Greenwood Village and Highlands Ranch, today.