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Whether you like it or not, the effects of aging eventually catch up to everyone. Wrinkles appear, your skin becomes less smooth and tight, and the natural glow of yesteryear begins to fade. While it may seem hopeless to reverse the effects of aging, there is a solution for those that want to look as young as they still feel. Meeting Point Health provides collagen-replenishing Sculptra injections in Philadelphia, PA, that can give you back the skin of your dreams.
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds and enhance the fullness of the cheeks. It is a regenerative injectable filler that helps to replace lost collagen by stimulating its production. It is appropriate for use on all skin types and colors.
Sculptra primarily fights the effects of aging by replacing lost collagen in your face. The injectable filler works to repair the underlying structure of a person’s face and create a more youthful appearance overall. It has a wide range of facelifting applications, from making cheekbones look softer to eliminating wrinkles.
Sculptra provides natural, long-lasting results that require little to no maintenance after injection. It is a nonsurgical, hypoallergenic option for those wanting to reverse the hands of time. It will boost your own body’s collagen production, helping to restore a youthful fullness to your skin.
Following treatment, you will see the wrinkles on your face disappear, and your thinning face will look subtly fuller and healthier. These results should last about two years, and even if you don’t want to continue treatment, the filling effects of the treatment will give you an edge over the aging process. Continued treatment is often available to help maintain Sculptra’s collagen replenishing effects.
Before your treatment, you need to stop all medication that may cause bruising or bleeding for at least one week before your appointment. Such medications include Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Naproxen, and Naprosyn. If you have been prescribed blood thinners, please let our staff know. On the day of your appointment, wash your face and arrive makeup-free.
Meeting Point Health has professionals who are experienced in Sculptra treatments and can advise you about how to best use this skin and face rejuvenating procedure. We will meet with you to discuss your goals and determine how to achieve them. We individualize every treatment plan. No two faces are the same, and we know that.
Steve Matta, DO, MBA, is a licensed physician who is dually board-certified in Primary Care and Non-Surgical Orthopedics. At Meeting Point Health, serving Philadelphia, PA residents and beyond, Dr. Matta specializes in providing patients with the best care possible by applying holistic therapies and incorporating osteopathic medicine. Contact Dr. Steve Matta and the licensed professionals at Meeting Point Health to get started if you are interested in facial rejuvenation through Sculptra.
Sculptra is most commonly injected into the deep dermal layer of the skin, where it helps to replace lost collagen. It is used to correct facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds and enhance the fullness of the cheeks.
It can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin by stimulating the skin’s collagen production. It will help restore the plumpness and smoothness of younger, healthy skin by triggering your body’s natural collagen production.
The most common areas of the face that are injected are the temples, cheek region, and the lower face. Sculptra can also be injected into the buttocks to replenish collagen and provide a sense of lift.
If you’re interested in turning back the clock with a Sculptra injection, contact Meeting Point Health for a consultation. We’ll review your medical history, answer any questions, discuss your overall cosmetic goals, and help you determine if this is the right treatment for you. If you’ve begun to notice that your face is losing volume and you prefer a convenient treatment, Sculptra could be right for you.
Some side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, pain, and itching at the injection site. These side effects usually resolve within a few days. We try to minimize these by encouraging our clients to use arnica for a few days before treatment. In addition, we recommend pausing any vitamin or herbal supplements that are blood thinning. On the day of treatment, your clinician will use topical numbing cream and Pronox to make your procedure comfortable.
Sculptra is made of Poly(L-lactide) (PLLA), a biocompatible, biodegradable material. PLLA mimics human collagen. It is regenerative in that it also stimulates your body to create its own new collagen. As we age, we lose 10% of our collagen production with each decade. That means that at 40 years old, you have a 40% decrease in collagen production as compared to when you were born. At 50 years old, you’ll lose 50%, and so on. Sculptra is the only FDA-approved filler that produces results that last over 2 years; the longevity of results is in large part due to regenerative effects.
Sculptra is considered to be safe. Following your procedure, you can expect some temporary redness, swelling, and bruising of the treated area. Rare side effects include small bumps appearing beneath the skin.
Depending on the results you want to achieve, combining Sculptra with other procedures may be beneficial. Following an in-depth consultation in which we understand your goal, our professional staff at Meeting Point Health will suggest which treatments will give you the best results.
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For more information on Sculptra in Philadelphia, or to reserve an appointment, contact Meeting Point Health today!
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