Sculptra® Restores Youthful Facial Fullness
Dr. Dennis Hurwitz offers a number of non-invasive cosmetic treatments for patients who would like an alternative to facial cosmetic surgery. One of the most exciting is Sculptra® Aesthetic. At his state-of-the-art plastic surgery center in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Hurwitz uses this treatment to correct deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other wrinkles.
The only FDA-approved treatment for the loss of facial fat, Sculptra® Aesthetic promotes the production of collagen in your skin, achieving natural-looking results that can last more than two years.
What Is Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Facial fat loss (lipoatrophy), is an age-related condition that can result in prominent facial folds, sunken eyes, and hollow cheeks. Sculptra® Aesthetic targets these areas to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds. The treatment is suited to nasolabial folds (smile lines) between the nose and mouth, the lines framing the mouth (marionette lines), and wrinkles in the chin.
Sculptra® is made from a biocompatible substance known as poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic version of the substance naturally produced by the body during exercise. Because Sculptra® is not derived from human or animal products, no skin test is required.
Why Choose Sculptra®?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is one of the newest injectable skin treatments available in the U.S., and it differs from other dermal fillers such as Restylane® in some important ways. Instead of just plumping the skin, Sculptra® Aesthetic promotes collagen production for gradual rejuvenation.
With a series of approximately three injections over the course of a few months, you can experience subtle effects that last for more than two years.
What to Expect
Sculptra® Aesthetic treatment typically takes less than an hour. First, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area. Next, the doctor will inject the product into areas of fat loss. Treatments are spaced four to six weeks apart, and the number of treatments you will need depends on how much collagen you have lost. Most often, maintenance treatment is recommended once a year.
Sculptra® Aesthetic revitalizes the production of collagen in your skin, achieving natural-looking results that can last more than two years.
Results of Sculptra® are gradual. Depending on the degree of fat loss and your goals, it can take multiple treatments over the course of several months to achieve the best results. Clinical studies demonstrate that the effects of Sculptra® last significantly longer than hyaluronic acid fillers. Over time, your body will naturally absorb the substance, and you will need touch-up treatments to maintain results.
Enjoy the Benefits
Sculptra® Aesthetic offers a variety of benefits:
- Sculptra® stimulates collagen production, working deep in the skin to rebuild underlying facial structures, producing a refined, younger-looking appearance over time.
- Sculptra® Aesthetic has been used in Europe for over 15 years, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009.
- Results are noticeable but extremely subtle, and you will not look as if you have had work done to your face.
- As with our other non-invasive procedures, treatment is quick and simple, with no downtime required.
- Because it has been in use for so long, the main ingredient in Sculptra® is predictable and known to be safe.
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The Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery is proud to offer Sculptra® Aesthetic, so patients can enjoy a more youthful appearance without having surgery.
“I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.” Jill's Story